Carrozzeria Boano was the first coachbuilder to design a convertible body for Ferrari's new 250 GT chassis, and its flamboyant design marked the beginning of a new era for Ferrari. The following year, in 1957, a prototype 250 GT Cabriolet, designed and built by Pinin Farina, was shown at the Geneva Motor Show, and over the next twelve months, a further 39 Series I Cabriolets were built before the introduction of Pinin Farina's 250 GT Series II.
This 250 GT Series I Cabriolet was once thought to have been ordered by the Woolworth heiress, Barbara Hutton for her fifth husband Porfirio Rubirosa - although this seems unlikely as, by 1957, they had already been divorced for three years. Whatever the truth of the story is, Rubirosa, a wealthy playboy and part-time amateur racing driver was certainly the first owner of this car. The current owner purchased it in 2015 and restored it to its original configuration.
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(Data based on Model Year 1957
Vehicles That Failed To Sell1957 Ferrari 250 GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
|Vehicle||Chassis||Event||High Bid||Est. Low||Est. High|
|1957 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina||0751 GT||2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona|| ||$11,000,000||$13,000,000|
|1957 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Pinin Farina||1555 GT||2018 RM Sothebys : Monaco|| ||$480,000||$580,000|
|1957 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta||0639GT||2012 Bonhams Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars|| ||$350,000||$450,000|
|1957 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe||0695GT||2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona||$240,000||$300,000||$350,000|
|1957 FERRARI 250 GT COUPE|| ||2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS|| ||$230,000||$260,000|
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