1956 Ferrari Boano 250 GT


Intended as a replacement for the 250 GT Europa, this revised model was initially bodied by Pinin Farina. However, it soon became clear that Pinin Farina did not have the build capacity for another Ferrari model. Thus, production was transferred to another carrozzeria based in Turin, that of Boano, who produced bodywork only subtly different from the earlier PF designs.

Production of Ferrari’s 250 GT bodywork was transferred from Pinin Farina in Turin to Boano in Grugliasco. The Boano 250’s marked a further stride by Ferrari towards offering a more standardised model that could be sold in increasingly large numbers. Retaining the Tipo 508, 2600mm wheelbase chassis, it was the bodywork and engine’s that were subtly upgraded. Most notable was the arrival of Ferrari’s new Tipo 128 B and 128 C (single distributor) 60° V12 engines, again derived from Colombo’s original design and fitted to all but the earliest (believed nine) examples.

Although a new type number was given to this unit, displacement was identical to the outgoing Tipo 112 at 2953cc, the real difference lying in it’s stronger con. rods and other assorted internals. Compression was varied between 8.5:1 and 8.8:1, three Weber 36 DCL3 downdraught carburettors helping produce between 220 and 240bhp at 7000rpm.

General Specifications:

Type: Type 128 B 60º V 12
Displacement: 2.953 liter / 180.2 cu in
Horsepower: 240 bhp / 179 KW @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 262 Nm / 193 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm

Type: 508B – 128B
Engine: 0543 GT
Chassis: 0543 GT

This is a fine top grade example of a rare 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano.
The restoration is of the highest of standards & is sure to please.
Inside & out, this beautiful Low Roof coupe cannot be faulted.
Finished in a rich and stunning black with chrome accents and Tan Leather upholstery.
This stunning piece has also been displayed amongst the best at the prestigious Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. A great example of automotive design and Ferrari Heritage.