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Ferrari – 250 GT Coupé Boano


Vehicle Overview

Introduced as a prototype at the 1956 Geneva Motor Show by Pininfarina (which produced the first 8 cars), the production was later taking over by Boano (formerly Ghia), with Pininfarina unable to meet the demand without expansion.

When Fiat later recruited Boano, he handed production duties to his son-in-law Ezio Ellena. With partner Luciano Pollo, Carrozzeria Ellena would produce the 250 GT for another few years. Ellena revised the car, raising the roof and removing the vent windows from the doors. These examples became known as the 250 GT Ellena.

Carrozzeria Boano built 74 “250 GTs” on the long-wheelbase chassis. Carrozzeria Ellena built another 50 Coupés.

All but one were coupés. The single convertible, 0461 GT, was sold to New York collector Bob Lee off the stand at the 1956 New York Auto Show. At the direction of Enzo Ferrari, Lee bought the car for $9,500, far below cost. He still owns it, making it one of the oldest Ferraris still in the hands of the original purchaser.


Technical Specifications

  • Body
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
    250 GT Coupé
  • Coachbuilder
  • Length (mm)
  • Width (mm)
  • Height (mm)
  • Photo credits
    Dan Savinelli
  • Engine Type
  • Designer
    Mario Felice Boano

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