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1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Serial Number 0673 GT

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Lead photograph of 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Serial Number 0673 GT

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   250 GT
Year   1957 Serial #   0673 GT
Engine #    VIN   
Engine Type   Tipo 128 B Chassis Type   Tipo 508 B
Build Sequence #    Number Built   2nd from last Boano built
Body Type   Coupe Body Builder   Boano
First Owner    Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

The original design of the “Boano” was by Pinin Farina (the name was still two words then) and was first shown as a prototype, s/n 0429, at the Geneva Show in March 1956. Pinin Farina was building a new factory and so production was given to Boano, another Italian coachbuilder. It has been said that production was given to Boano because Pinin Farina wanted a minimum of 500 units. Reality is that Pinin Farina was not prepared for the production of this newest Ferrari, even at Ferrari’s modest production numbers.

Interestingly Boano and Ellena were one and the same. Boano was founded in 1954 by Mario Felice Boano, his son Gian Paolo Boano, and Luciano Pollo. In 1957 Boano went to work for Fiat, setting up that firm’s styling center and his son followed him to Fiat. Ezio Ellena, a son in law of Mario Boano, took over the company with Pollo still as a partner, and the name was changed. But to Ferrari they were always just the 250 GT Coupe, no matter who built the body.

History

S/n 673 GT. 250 Boano. 2nd from last Boano built.

1966, with G. Curtis, California for many years. He died.

With his widow.

1987, Jan 10, title issued to Patricia Potter. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.

1988, sold to Bob Butler. Car has factory fender vents. The engine out of car, needing “the big” restoration.

Sold to a friend of Bob Butler. Needing restoration.

1995, 16 Sept. – 06 Jan., for sale in FML by Norbert Hofer.

Low roof, steel body. Red with gray leather. Excellent condition with all numbers matching. Restoration needs completion. “As is” for $75,000.

1998 – 2001, this car, 330 GTS s/n 9791 and 330 GTS s/n 10567 were being completed by Carl Steuer of Blackhorse Motors in Los Angeles.

2001, 21 Sept., inspected and photo’ed by M. Sheehan. S/n 673 is a 250 Boano. Absolutely immaculate restoration. Stunning burgundy paint. Excellent grey leather interior. Show quality detailing. Very strong mechanicals. Near perfect. No books or tools. Priced near the cost of the restoration at $175,000.

2001, 21 Sept., as per meeting and long conversation with the owner, the car is almost completed. Time to put together a marketing campaign.

2001, 6 Oct., given to Michael Sheehan on consignment. To be advertised in the Ferrari Market letter at $175,000

2001, 06 Oct., Ferrari Market Letter, Volume 26, Number 20, page 13, 1/2 page ad.

1957 Ferrari 250 Boano s/n 0673 GT. Second from the last low–roof Boano built. Spectacular claret paint and superb grey leather with burgundy piping. Just finished a 100% total disassembly and 2–year restoration to 100–points. All mechanicals rebuilt with a very strong engine. Eligible for any event on the planet: from the Mille Miglia Historica, Pebble Beach, FCA Nationals, Cavallino Classic, Tour de France, or the Monterey Historics, to the Colorado Grand. A classical Ferrari you can show or race or use for Grand Touring! Priced at the cost of restoration at $175,000. Michael Sheehan. http://www.ferraris–online.com Phone 949 646 6086 Fax 949 646 6978.

See FML Vol. 14, #4, 1989 for a detailed article on these cars.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.