In spite of the fact that the 250 Europa GT was named correspondingly to the 250 Europa it supplanted, it was entirely distinctive in outline. All the more essentially, Ferrari no more considered the “250” as a street auto just, yet as it name proposes likewise developed a “Competizione” rendition to race in universal GT-races. The 250 Europa GT won’t not be the best known of Ferraris, but rather it was the first in a long line of 250 GT race autos, which commanded GT-hustling for just about 10 years.
Dispatched at the 1955 Paris Motorshow, the initial 250 Europa GT resembled the 250 Europa propelled two years before. Be that as it may, under the Pinin Farina outlined roadster body, next to no continued as before. The most imperative change was the substitution of the Lampredi long-square motor found in the 250 Europa, with the Colombo short-piece motor. Both motors uprooted just shy of three liters and had 12 barrels, however that is the place the likenesses end.
The inside likewise profit by irregular orange inside trim that was actually customized by the prestigious Hermés, of Paris, and a uniquely fit rally clock that had a retractable clipboard for route maps.
This 250 Europa was the 26th of only 43 cases created, by consented by noted Ferrari student of history Marcel Massini and a Heritage Certificate issued by Ferrari. It was done in an exceptional shade of dim, Grigio Metallizzato Max Meyer (LC 49), over Pelle Connolly cowhide (VM 3108) and was sold new by the manufacturing plant on November seventeenth, 1955, to a Vincenzo Ferrario, an occupant of Rome, Italy, and a regular Ferrari client. Not long after, the auto would in the end go into the United States, where it was sold through Luigi Chinetti to a Hal Rudow, of Seattle, Washington. Strangely enough, Rudow dashed the auto at a SCCA occasion at the Shelton CAP Airbase in March 1960, where he put first in class in the auto’s first and final focused excursion.
The general format of the undercarriage was like that of the 250 Europa. Utilizing the short-piece motor implied the wheelbase could be abbreviated by 200 mm to 2600 mm all out. Taking care of was further enhanced by supplanting the single transverse leaf-spring found on all past Ferrari street/race autos’ front suspension by two curl springs. Houdaille rubbing dampers were utilized front and back.
An aggregate of thirty-four Europa GTs were built, of which a huge dominant part were street autos fitted with Pinin Farina Coupe bodies. Four of the eight rivalry autos developed were fitted with Berlinetta bodies like those of the 250 MM. The first and last “Competitziones” built were the most fascinating special cases. The last Europa GT was fitted with a Scaglietti body, which would frame the premise of the configuration utilized from 1956 to 1958. At the point when the creation of the initial thirty-four 250 GTs was finished, the name “Europa” was dropped.
|Configuration||Type 112 60º V12|
|Location||Front, longitudinally mounted|
|Construction||light alloy block and head|
|Displacement||2,953 cc / 180.2 cu in|
|Bore / Stroke||73.0 mm (2.9 in) / 58.8 mm (2.3 in)|
|Valvetrain||2 valves / cylinder, SOHC|
|Fuel feed||3 Weber 36 DCZ/3 Carburettors|
|Power||220 bhp / 164 KW @ 7,000 rpm|
|BHP/Liter||75 bhp / liter|
|Chassis||steel tubular frame|
|Front suspension||double wishbones, coil springs, twin Houdaille friction dampers|
|Rear suspension||live axle, longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs, Houdaille friction dampers|
|Steering||worm and wheel|
|Gearbox||4 speed Manual|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Weight||1,050 kilo / 2,315 lbs|
|Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)||2,600 mm (102.4 in) / 1,354 mm (53.3 in) / 1,349 mm (53.1 in)|
|Power to weight||0.21 bhp / kg|
|Top Speed||230 km/h (143 mph)|
Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupé 1955 Design Interior Exterior