3 March 2015

Classic Classifieds: 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano

From: Road & Track

Date: June 1982

Price then: $15,000 ($37,200 adjusted for inflation, about the cost of a new 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe today)

Price now: $703,000 - $925,000

Approximate dollar difference: $760,000 (assuming #3 condition)

Approximate annual rate of return: 13.6%

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano. No. 581, one of 73. Strong engine, no smoke, detailed. Body  excellent, no rust, silver. Rebuilt wheels; new tires, brakes. Eligible vintage racing. $15,000, offers.

The Ferrari 250 GT Boano coupe is often overlooked in favor of the PF-boded 250 GTs, but they are pretty cars, especially low roof examples like this one, and are eligible for some world-class events, as this 1982 ad points out. Plus, it's a 1950s 250-powered Ferrari, which should be enough by anyone's account. The meteoric rise in value of early Ferrari models is instantly apparent through this classified ad.

4 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Gary Taylor United States March 4, 2015 at 17:17
    Like a story my grandfather once told me about a piece of land that had ocean front in California. " I could have got that land for mule and a wagon, but I didn't have a mule and wagon.
  • 2
    Drick United States March 4, 2015 at 23:45
    1960 went sport car race Alcart Wis. At the gate sat a Feiri red with for sale sign for $12000. We tgought no way. We were going to colidge scraping the bottom. A corvete sting ray was in the race.
  • 3
    Harry North Carolina March 5, 2015 at 14:26
    1971, was offered a Ferrari V-12 with a Fantuzzi Spyder body, one of 12. Price was $10,000. Value today? Well, in '89 it was worth over 2 million. Today? Don't want to know.
  • 4
    montana unity, maine March 7, 2015 at 21:28
    They stole that greenhouse straight from Studebaker.

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