From the listing for this Old Ferrari Racing Car:
One of just 34 250 GT Europas built, this particular car was entered for a number of period events by Ferrari’s most famous concessionaire, Ecurie Francorchamps, driven on each occasion by Olivier Gendebien, who eventually went on to own the car.
Its first outing was in March 1955 in the Cote de la Roche, but it was in the following year that it really made its mark when it came third in the 1956 Liege Rome Liege Rally driven by Olivier Gendebien and Pierre Stasse. Not only was this a remarkable achievement for an unmodified road car – in what is still considered one of the most gruelling rallies of all time.
The first road car to use Colombo’s 250 V12 was the 250 Europa GT, introduced at the 1954 Paris Motor Show. Pinin Farina’s sober Paris coupé was just one of many shapes for the 250 GT model line, with coachbuilt production extending through 1956 before the 250 line became more standardized. The original 250 Europa GT used a 2,600 mm (102.4 in) wheelbase on a conventional chassis, with Pirelli Cinturato 185VR16 tyres (CA67). The dry sump V12 was tuned to 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp), with three Weber 36DCZ3 carburettors. Echoing Vignale’s 250 Europa, Pinin Farina added now-familiar vents to the front fenders, a standard styling cue for many of the 250 GTs that followed.
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