Ferrari 250 GT Lightweight Boano, chassis no. 0569GT left the factory on November 7, 1956 in the ownership of Jan de Vroom and was shipped directly to the Bahamas from Italy specifically to compete in Speed Week, where Jan drove it in the Governor’s Trophy exactly one month later.
Having ‘bounced’ between New York, Texas, Europe and Puerto Rico, 50+ years later this rare alloy-bodied car once again returned to Europe, in the hands of its current owner. He then took it to Ferrari Classiche for restoration and certification – where it remained for over two and a half years! During that time, all of the work done on the car has been faithful to its original specification, with new parts produced from the original drawings where necessary. There has also been a complete rebuild of the engine and gearbox with all original parts by Bonini.
Thanks to the hands-on devotion of this beautiful car’s owner, it has enjoyed many Concours successes and he’s looking forward to showing it off in the Nassau sunshine and, of course, proving that, thanks to its glorious V12 engine, it sounds just as good as it looks!
And it won’t only the be Boano basking in the Bahamian sunshine as he is generously providing another car for one of his friends to enjoy the Speed Week experience too – but more of that lovely car another time!