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Collectors Corner - Ferrari 250 Europa


Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0351EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0351EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0299EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0299EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0303EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0303EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Cabriolet s/n 0311EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Cabriolet s/n 0311EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Cabriolet s/n 0311EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Cabriolet s/n 0311EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale Coupe s/n 0313EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale Coupe s/n 0313EU

Ferrari 250/375 Europa/America Vignale Coupe s/n 0315EU

Ferrari 250/375 Europa/America Vignale Coupe s/n 0315EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0323EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0323EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0323EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0323EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0325EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0325EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0325EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0325EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0331EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0331EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0341EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0341EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0341EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0341EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0341EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0341EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0343EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0343EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0345EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0345EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0349EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0349EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0349EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0349EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0349EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0349EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0351EU

Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0351EU

 

In 1953, Ferrari launched a new model as a replacement for their 212 Inter. The Ferrari 250 Europa was born and presented at the Salon Paris in October 1953 together with the also new Ferrari 375 America. Except for the displacement of their Lampredi V12 engines both cars had an identical layout. In fact at least one car, chassis 0315EU, was later converted to 375 America specs.

The Ferrari 250 Europa got an evolution of the 3.0-litre Lampredi-V12, which was used for the 1st time in Giovanni Bracco’s 1952 Mille Miglia winning prototype, the Ferrari 250 S Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0156ET. In total, 21 250 Europas were built. While there was no ‘standard’ bodywork as such, PF managed to complete the majority of bodies, 15 Coupés and 1 Cabriolet (0311EU). 3 Vignale Coupés and 1 Cabriolet (0353EU) were built while 0347EU remained an one-off Ghia Coupé.

Today, Ferrari 250 Europas still stand in the shadow of its successor, the Ferrari 250 Europa GT with its new 3.0-litre Colombo-V12 engine. While Ferrari 250 Europa hardly sell for €350.000.- a good Ferrari 250 Europa GT (0417GT) was recently sold within Germany for €750.000.-!

But also Europa prices are on the raise ... 0349EU an original unrestored, matching numbers, certified model has changed stable for €660.000 ~ 880.000 US$. 

» Ferrari 250 Europa Register

Production Numbers

Vignale Cabriolet

1

0353EU

Vignale Coupe

3

0295EU, 0313EU

Ghia Coupe

1

0347EU

Pinin Farina Cabriolet

1

0311EU

Pinin Farina Coupe

16

0299EU, 0303EU, 0305EU, 0309EU, 0315EU, 0321EU, 0323EU, 0325EU, 0331EU, 0333EU, 0335EU, 0341EU, 0343EU, 0345EU, 0349EU, 0351GT

Total

21

 



Technical Specifications

Engine

Front longitudinal 60° V12, light alloy cylinder block and head

Timing gear

2 valves per cylinder, single overhead camshaft per cylinder bank

Bore and stroke

68 x 68 mm

Unitary displacement

246.95 cc

Total displacement

2,963.45 cc

Compression ratio

8/8.5:1

Maximum power

200 bhp at 6,300 rpm; 74 bhp/litre

Transmission

Multi-plate clutch, 4 speed-gearbox + reverse, conventional differential

Chassis

Elliptical-section steel tubes

Front suspension

Independent, double wishbones, transverse lower leaf spring

Rear suspension

Live axle, longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs

Wheelbase

2,800 mm

Front track

1,325 mm

Rear track

1,320 mm

Kerb weight

1,150 kg

Fuel tank

140 litres

Top speed

218 km/h