Ferrari 250 GT Boano "numero uno"
|The 250 GT Boano has been delivered in Italy in 1956 to its first owner Piero
|Volpi living in Milano/Italy. It seems that he kept the car until 1965 when it was
|bought by an Austrian new owner from Vienna. The car still carries its Austrian so
|called "Einzelgenehmigung" which is the old Austrian logbook still valid today. By
|this the history of our Boano is perfectly documented having had only four
|owners in Austria and up from 1999 just one owner in Germany who has kept the
|Boano in his climate controlled garage as an important piece of his famous
|The Boano on offer represents with SN # 0505 GT the first 250 GT ever made at
|the works of Mario Boano. The "Number One" Boano carries some very
|interesting details compared to later cars. The roof line is lowered by another 2
|cm, it is equipped with alloy inner fenders and has an earlier type of gearbox
|having been used for the Europa GT and early Tour de Frances.
|The last Austrian owner commisioned a nut and bolt restoration in the late
|nineties to the famous and well known shop of Egidio Brandoli near to Modena.
|The interior work has been carried out at the most famous company Fratelli Lupi
|which was the original Ferrari supplier in the old days. The technical side of
|things have been done at Modena Motors. Although the restoration had been
|carried out in the nineties the 250 GT Boano looks still like a new car.
|It received lately a major service in our workshop going through carburettors,
|ignition, changing fluids and carrying out some detailing work. I would say that it
|is today in near to new condition thoughout waiting for the next enthusiast to
|The 250 GT Boano are marvellous collector items representing a part of the
|early Ferrari history. They were built up on the same Tipo 508 frame, the same
|Tipo 128 B engine, same suspension and same brakes as the more known and
|highly desirable Tour de France which were produced by Ferrari in the same
|The Low Roof 250 GT Boano is elegible for most of the events on the planet
|and especially for the Mille Miglia.
|With its very early serial number, its known history, its special features and
|being the first 250 GT Boano made it seems to be a great opportunity to
|aqcuire an important Ferrari.