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1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Serial Number 0325 EU

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Lead photograph of 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Serial Number 0325 EU

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   250 Europa
Year   1953 Serial #   0325 EU
Engine #   0313 VIN   
Engine Type   Tipo 103 Chassis Type   Tipo 103
Build Sequence #    Number Built   10th of 13 possible
Body Type   Coupe Body Builder   Pininfarina
First Owner   Murray Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

#10. 0325 EU. PF coupe. Alloy. Pininfarina job #12536. Exterior color, shell gray. Interior color, blue leather. Entered Pininfarina plant November 30, 1953. 5–window coupe.

History

S/n 0325 EU. The only alloy bodied Pininfarina built Europa. Aluminum was used in almost every body part of the car including the inner door panels, dash, window winding mechanisms, window trim, and floor.

Painted silver, with Anthos blue leather as the original. Unusual options: average speed indicator, 300kph speedometer, dual wiper motors and hood release levers.

1953, 30 Nov., entered Pininfarina plant.

1954, Paris show car.

New to Jean Murray, France.

1970s, in the Los Angeles (Santa Monica) area owned by Warren Stearn, sitting for 20 years! The original 3.0–liter engine has been replaced by a 4.1–liter and an alternator fitted. Has been sitting for 20 years! Has 340 Mexico motor # 222 AT.

1995, Car being offered in California by “the Broker Network.” Described as having no engine and alloy body.

1996, Sold to Symbolic. Purchased because of the 340 engine that was in the car.

1996, Sold the correct 340 Engine to Matsuda for his 340 Mexico.

1996, September, sold to current owner.

1996, November, non–matching number (s/n 0313 EU) Lampredi engine found and purchased.

Being restored by Rod Drew, F.A.I., 935 Sunset, Costa Mesa, California.

1998, 10 Oct., as per long conversation with the owner, this is the ONLY ALUMINUM bodied 250 Europa on the planet. Now fitted with engine # 0313 EU. Getting a total restoration, but… not yet completed.

1999, 15 May, as per conversation with Rod Drew, the engine still needs to be assembled. Rods are new by Carello and pistons are by J&E. Much work and most parts are done or resolved. Valves need to be completed, transmission still needs to be rebuilt.

Body and paint are done. Interior is done but must be installed. Some trim and the dash still need to be painted. Gauges and chrome are done.

The modern “short skirt” pistons are being fitted. The engine has a higher compression ratio so it will be strong. Also have coil valve springs with real oil seals. Also the intake ports are huge, so… should breath well.

A new ring and pinion has been installed and every mechanical part on the car has been either replaced or rebuilt.

2001, August, shown at Pebble Beach by Pat Smiekel and Rod Drew. Silver with blue interior. It was selected as one of 12 cars to be on the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2001 honoring Pininfarina.

2002, 10 Aug., offered for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter, page ad, by Michael Sheehan’s European Auto Sales, Inc.

250 PF coupe s/n 0325 EU (1953). The only alloy body Europa of the 13 produced by Pininfarina. Total Restoration to Pebble Beach standards by Rod Drew of FAI and shown at Pebble Beach in 2001. Paris show car, 1954. Featured Le Ferrari de Pininfarina pages 182–3; Antoine Prunet’s The Road Cars page 120; Fitzgerald & Merritt (ed. 4) on page 43; and in Ferrari by Pininfarina by Etienne Cornil on page 43. Fitted with a correct but non–matching s/n 3 liter Lampredi engine updated with coil valve springs and rebuilt to the highest standards. Eligible for the Mille Miglia, the Tour de France, the Colorado Grand, and virtually any other event on the planet. Priced to sell at $350,000.

See ‘Ferrari, the Sports and GT cars’, by Fitzgerald, Merritt and Thompson, (4th edition), page 43.

See ‘The Road Cars’ By Antoine Prunet, page 120.

See ‘Le Ferrari Di Pininfarina’, pages 182–183.

See ‘Prancing Horse’ #8 style pictured page 60, top–left column.

See ‘Style Auto’ no. 6, car is in the Los Angeles area. The Original 3.0 liter (250) engine was replaced by a 4.1 (340) and an alternator fitted.

See ‘FOCGB’ V.6, No. 1, car is of the “five window“ body style (i.e. does not have wrap around rear windows. Instead have rear side windows.)

See ‘Forza’ 2 p. 24 for a 250 Europa review.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.