The 250 GT was Ferraris first production car, and by production car we mean over 100 examples.
This was possible by consolidating a single style across several coachbuilders. Ferrari used Pinin Farina, Boano and Ellena to produce the 250 Grandturismo as their first series-built Ferrari. Our feature is one of 118 such cars.
Chassis 0609 GT is remarkable as it features aluminum-alloy bodywork which was used on as few as 12 cars. It was 52nd car made at the Boano facilities and features the hallmark low-roof design.
It was first sold in April 1957, to its first owner of record, Luciano Pacini of Rome. It stayed in Europe for considerable time afterward and was with the Swedish collector Hans Thulin by the 1980s.
In recent time the car was subject to a full restoration which resulted in a ivory white paint scheme with a contrasting red roof. The original colors are unknown.
0609 GT was offered by Bonhams at their upcoming Scottsdale Auction on Thursday, January 28th 11am. They describe it as “With its early build date, the car is eligible for nearly every major vintage rally event, including the California Mille, Copperstate 1,000, Colorado Grand, and the king of them all, the Mille Miglia Storica. Also beautifully prepared for top-tier exhibitions, this Boano coupe is sure to be welcomed at FCA corrals and marque events, as well as premium concour d’elegance. It is the living embodiment of la belle macchina, and it would make a brilliant addition to any collection.”.
UPDATE: Just before the auction, the lot was pulled from the sale.