Pinin Farina introduced a 250-based prototype coupé at the 1956 Geneva Motor Show which came to be called the 250 GT Boano. Intended as a styling exercise and inspiration to 250 GT Europa customers, the car generated demand that soon called for a production series. Unable to meet the demand without expansion, Pinin Farina asked Mario Boano, formerly of Ghia, to handle the construction. When Fiat later recruited Boano, he handed production duties to his son-in-law Ezio Ellena. With partner Luciano Pollo, Carrozzeria Ellena would produce the 250 GT for another few years. Ellena revised the car, raising the roof and removing the vent windows from the doors. These examples became known as the 250 GT Ellena. Carrozzeria Boano built 74 250 GTs on the long-wheelbase chassis. Carrozzeria Ellena built another 50 Coupés. All but one were coupés. The single convertible, 0461 GT, was sold to New York collector Bob Lee off the stand at the 1956 New York Auto Show. At the direction of Enzo Ferrari, Lee bought the car for $9,500, far below cost. He still owns it, making it one of the oldest Ferraris still in the hands of the original purchaser.
BBR models is an Italian producer of high-quality model cars.
The brand is known for the very detailed, innovative and high-quality finish models. BBR Models is one of the few producers that still produces in Europe. They also have production in China, but the models from the "Made in Italy" series are produced entirely in Italy. BBR also has a patent on plexiglass showcases made from one piece, where the other producers build plexiglass showcases from several parts glued together. Through the years, BBR Models has established itself as a leading company in the market for special limited production and handmade model cars: a success story developed over time, founded on the unique quality of our products and a commitment to constant research, continuously following the latest innovations on the international automobile scene for highway and competition vehicles.
Vast experience in the research and design of extremely innovative solutions and processes, whilst remaining true to the spirit of handcrafting, represents the perfect union for the creation of exclusive models, designed especially for enthusiasts seeking one off pieces.
- BBR50BL2 Limited to 102 Pieces Worldwide