Only four units built
Made in Italy in 1956, V12, 240 hp, 3.000 cc.
The Ferrari 250 GT Coupé represented a series of road-going, grand touring cars produced by Ferrari between 1954 and 1960. Presented at the 1954 Paris Motor Show, the 250 Europa GT was the first in the GT-lineage.
The design by Pinin Farina was seen as a more civilised version of their sporty Berlinetta 250 MM. Series built cars were an answer to the wealthy clientele demands of a sporty and luxurious Ferrari Gran Turismo, that is also easier to use daily.
Common among all the 250 GT cars was the 3.0-litre Colombo V12 engine and the fact that all were two-seaters. The predecessor to the series was the Lampredi-engined 250 Europa, built in very limited numbers.
The Europa GT was soon followed by the Pininfarina designed 250 GT Coupé.
As the Carrozzeria Pinin Farina’s production capacities were being expanded at that time, the cars were initially bodied at the Carrozzeria Boano, then the Carrozzeria Ellena.
After the body production was carried over to Pinin Farina, Ferrari could produce the Coupé in greater numbers than before.
This series of models marked the production process transition from hand-crafted to semi-series production
Even though great strides were taken to standardise the production, there was still a number of individual cars produced identified as Speciale.
The successor, manufactured in even greater numbers was the four-seater, Ferrari 250 GT 2+2.
S/n 0461GT was the first Carrozzeria Boano-bodied Ferrari. Styled by Felice Mario Boano as a one-off cabriolet based on the type 508 chassis. The car was created between 1955 and 1956, and when presented to Enzo Ferrari had cemented their credentials as a competent coachbuilder to receive the Coupé production contract.
The style was the same as Ferrari 410 Superamerica Boano Cabriolet and presented at the 1956 Geneva Motor Show, and later at Turin and New York Motor Shows.
Chassis 0531GT was given a unique bodywork from Boano. The design was a blend of American and Italian styles, with chromed front grille with a prancing horse in a circle and sharply ending tail fins with horizontal slats between them. Exterior colour was copper with silver accents.