1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Low Roof Coupe
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  • 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Low Roof Coupe

  • Philippe Gertsch

  • 2015 Goodwood Revival

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  • Here is a panning shot of the yellow 250 GT Boano (S/N 0541GT) at the Goodwood Revival.

    This car was rebuilt in the 1990's, with costs totalling $180,000, before being sold by Talacrest in 1998 for $295,000.

    Professor Philippe Gertsch has then competed with this car since 2000, mainly in the Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge and Spa Classic.

    Pinin Farina created the 250 GT Boano prototype for the 1956 Geneva Motor Show as a styling exercise that generated sufficient interest for a production run to be commissioned. However, Pinin Farina were overstretched at the time for the size of their facilities, so Mario Boano (from design house Ghia) stepped in and took over construction.

    When Boano was hired by Fiat, construction of the Boano passed to Ezio Ellena, who raised the roof line and in doing so, created the model known as the 250 GT Ellena.

    74 examples of the Boano were built, 1 of which was a convertible (S/N 0461GT) that was bought by Bob Lee, who bought it (for $9,500) at the New York Auto Show.