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.