1958 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III
The final iteration of the "long-block" Lampredi V12, this Series III 410 Superamerica's engine came to us in need of a complete rebuild.
As with many Ferraris of the 50s, the manufacturer’s heavy investment in motorsport meant their road cars often benefitted from race-proved engineering— the Series III 410 Superamerica was no exception. Originally engineered for race use, the twin-plug 4.9-liter Lampredi long-block V12 was improved upon to include a new head with outside spark plugs, triple 46DCF3 Webers, and polished billet connecting rods which is a feature also seen in the 250 Testa Rossa and 250 GTO. These modifications enabled it to produce nearly 400 hp (40-ish more than its Series II predecessor) and is considered the final iteration of the “long-block” Lampredi V12.
This engine is currently in the process of a complete rebuild.