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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Here's the Ferrari 'Superfast' series before the 812 (Part-2)

After in the previous part we discussed the first Ferrari model to bear a special name as the Ferrari 410 Superfast which can also be said to be the ancestor of the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Now we continue the discussion on the next model in this car series ever made by Ferrari.
1957 Ferrari 4.9 Superfast by Pininfarina which is technically the same as the 410 Superfast, but without the prominent fins on the back. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
After the Ferrari 410 Superfast, actually the Prancing Horse logoed premium car manufacturer had ever been released the Ferrari 4.9 Superfast in the 1957 as the next Superfast series model and is debutted at the 1957 Paris Auto Show.
1960 Ferrari Superfast II by Pininfarina with the shape reminiscent of a fat airplane wing, featured headlights that retracted into the nose of the body. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
This one off show car was technically the same as the 410 Superfast, but without the prominent fins on the back. Then those car's exterior was given a similar touch of two colors, namely dark blue-green for the whole of its body with the roof on white.
The Ferrari Superfast II by Pininfarina after got a body revision in the 1961 by adding a hood, then the rear fender skirt was removed, and the headlights were moved to the front of the fenders to cover with curved plastic. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
The Superfast series model development continued, this was seen when the prancing horse logoed automotive manufacturer launched the Ferrari Superfast II concept car at the 1960 Turin Auto Show. At that time Ferrari boasted that the car's aerodynamic body design was made in the wind tunnel. Its shape, reminiscent of a fat airplane wing, featured headlights that retracted into the nose of the body.
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica wore a body revision of the 1961 Ferrari Superfast II as its standard body style minus retractable headlight features. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
The car was revised again during 1961-1962, by adding a hood, then the rear fender skirt was removed, and the headlights were moved to the front of the fenders to cover with curved plastic. This body revision later became the "standard" shape of the 400 Superamerica model.
1962 Ferrari Superfast III by Pininfarina reverted back to wearing rear fender skirts and using retractable headlights. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
The next model, the Ferrari Superfast III, first appeared at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1962. It reverted back to wearing rear fender skirts and still has retractable headlights, featured a more open greenhouse, and had a thermostatically controlled radiator cover. 
1962 Ferrari Superfast IV by Pininfarina has similar appearance with its predecessor, the III but now with four headlights without a cover. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
Subsequently the Ferrari Superfast IV appeared soon after the III, with the general appearance of its predecessor but now with four headlights without a cover. Since the appearance of Superfast IV, the existence of its predecessor Superfast II suddenly disappeared.
1962 Ferrari Superfast IV by Pininfarina is likely built on chassis of the Superfast II and said that the concept car has been sold to a collector in the US. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
So that many believed that the Superfast IV is likely built on chassis of the Superfast II. Reportedly, the Ferrari Superfast IV was never shown at any auto expos, and it is said that the concept car has been sold to a collector in the US.

Furthermore, the Maranello-based premium car manufacturer continued the development of these car series by launching the next 'Superfast' car. Are You wanna see it? Here's the 3rd part of these articles... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JOURNALCLASSICCARS | SUPERCARNOSTALGIA | SUPERCARS | CARSTYLING.RUS | ]
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