For as seductive as many of their more modern designs are, Ferrari has a collection full of elegant horses in the stable as well. When it comes to classy styling with impressive performance for its era, the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Prototipo is right at the top of the list.
Pininfarina is a name synonymous with Ferrari now but that was not always the case. There was a time when coachbuilder Vignale was responsible for Ferrari’s most beloved designs. During the development of the 250 Europa, Ferrari gave Pinin Farina a chance to carry the torch. The rest is history.
At the heart of its performance, the 250 GT features a Columbo-designed 3.0L V12 engine, making it a Prancing Horse after Enzo’s own heart. With slightly over 215 horsepower and approximately 195 pound-feet of torque, this V12 offers plenty of vintage Ferrari fun.
Best of all, this particular 1956 250 GT Berlinetta Prototipo is available for sale. Adding it to your collection is as easy as having a conversation with the automobile aficionados at Auxietre & Schmidt. As one of only a handful of handcrafted Pinin Farina prototipos to inspire the Boano series, this extraordinary Berlinetta is a piece of automotive history.
Of course, the new owner will enjoy access to complete ownership and service records while adding their name to the prestigious list. It is in excellent condition and in case you are wondering, this ‘56 Ferrari 250 GT does have matching numbers throughout the entire car.
For any classic European car collector or enthusiast, seeing a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Prototipo for sale presents a rare opportunity indeed. Should it end up in your garage, you will get to decide whether you store it or display it at an occasional show.
It is currently registered for use on German roads. Interestingly, this ‘56 250 GT is eligible for entry in the Mille Miglia, a classic rally event. Eligibility requires drivers to pay an entry fee and use a car that originally qualified for the event until its final year in 1957. Not many cars actually do qualify anymore, this is one of them.
Even if you do not decide to race in the Mille Miglia, you already know passing up the chance to own this Berlinetta Prototipo will lead to a lifetime of regret. Pinin Farina’s actual hands crafted this chassis into a masterpiece. Don’t let it slip away or you will begin experiencing nightmares about this Ferrari instead of sweet dreams.
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