1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe

Body by Boano
Engine # 0613GT
Sale Price
$1,200,000 - $1,400,000
Est. Range
22 January 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Ruby red with black roof over beige leather. 2,953-cc, 240-hp V-12, 4-speed manual. Chrome-spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli tires, Marchal fog lights and headlights, dual outside mirrors, 4-point belts, leather covered rollbar, headrests, IPRA heater, auxiliary power points, matching spare wheel and tire, tool roll, jack, owner's manual, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified.

Evaluation: One of just 14 alloy-bodied Boanos, first owned by George Arents, later raced by Bob Grossman at Nassau in 1958 and Lime Rock in 1959. Even gaps. The clearcoat paint is bright but has a fair inventory of light scratches and edge chips. The chrome is very good. Some light pitting and scratches on the original steering wheel. Otherwise the interior is fantastic. Crack in the right taillight lens. Taillight gaskets are dry and cracking. The engine compartment and chassis are is very good but lightly used and aged and the hose clamps are modern screw-type. At first glance it looks like a concours car, but up close it shows its fair share of wear and use, although none of it is in the paint and chrome. The modern equipment is an odd choice for such a rare alloy-bodied car, and may not be to many collectors’ tastes. First restored in the 1980s, then restored again in the 2000s and displayed at The Quail and ran the Colorado Grand and California Mille.

Bottom Line: Sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2016 for $1,485,000 when its odometer showed 66,457 miles, just 177 miles less than the 66,634 miles it shows today. A realistic result for an alloy-bodied Boano outfitted for touring and road events.

by Rick Carey
28 January 2021

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