Mario Boano single handedly salvaged Ghia from the ravages of World War II. Among other things he was the principal that cultivated Ghia’s rewarding relationship with Chrysler that resulted in several Chrysler concept cars. In the mid fifties Boano started his own shop as one of the principal coach builders for Ferrari. There were some 75 Boano bodied Ferrari’s built throughout the fifties.
In 1957 then President of Fiat, Giovanni Agnelli, commissioned this car from Boano. According to documentation Agnelli wanted a powerful coupe designed on the order of an English Bentley. Sketches were drawn up by Boano. The Chrysler 300 drive train was selected and cut down some 18 inches to allow the car to be more European size. Production proceeded on this handmade car in 1956.
Boano made only two cars with American drive trains. The first was The Lincoln Indianapolis made in 1955 and this Chrysler made for Agnelli of Fiat.
Our Chrysler Boano is currently under going a full restoration in our shop. We are very proud of the fact that this Italian bodied Chrysler is one of one. Many people have not seen this beautiful Chrysler since it was not imported to The United States until 20 years ago and since then has always been in private collections.