Cars We Sold
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Serial Number 0373 GT
We are pleased to offer 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Pinin Farina Coupe s/n 0373 GT, one of only 35 Europa GTs built in 1955–1956 and one of only 28 Europa GT Pinin Farina Coupes. Delivered new to Jacques Swaters of Garage Francorchamps in 1955 and then sold new by Garage Francorchamps to Philippe Washer, the famous Belgian tennis player. In 1956, it competed and finished 3rd in the 1956 Liege-Rome-Liege rally wearing car number 60 and driven by the legendary Olivier Gendebien (co-driven by Pierre Stasse). Gendebien was the cousin of the car’s owner (Washer). 250 Europa GT s/n 0373 GT was fitted with metal stone guards and rally lights for this event (as fitted to the car presently). The Europa GT was then sold to Gendebien.
0373 GT had two more Belgian owners before it made its journey to America. In 1993, s/n 0373 GT underwent an extensive build/restoration by Terry Myr in Smiths Creek, Michigan and Kleeves Company in Kimball, Michigan for vintage racing and rally events. For the project, Ferrari 250 GTE S/N 3593 was purchased and the engine and differential were installed into 0373 GT. A Ferrari 412 5-speed gearbox was sourced and installed in 0373 GT as well. The 3.0-liter V-12 engine was modified with SEFAC-type cylinder heads, a six-carb setup, and other extensive upgrades. 0373 GT produces 300+ horsepower and weighs 3,020 pounds with a full tank of fuel. The restoration was completed in 1996.
In 1997, Europa GT s/n 0373 GT was entered in the Tour de France and the Monterey Historic Races. Between events, the car was constantly maintained by Terry Myr and by Kleeves Company.
In December of 1998, Europa GT s/n 0373 GT was sent back to Terry Myr and Kleeves Company in preparation for the 1999 competition season. The current owner had 0373 GT fitted with the metal stone guards and rally lights as the car was setup with for the 1956 Liege-Rome-Liege rally. The Europa GT was then shipped to Europe for the 1999 season and once again lived at Garage Francorchamps in Belgium under the watchful eye of the late Jacques Swaters. It competed in Spa Ferrari Days and the 1999 Liege-Rome-Liege rally. The Ferrari was then fully rally prepped by Terry Myr and Jade Pig Racing for the La Carrera Panamericana in October of 1999 finishing 1st in the Original PanAm class. After the 1999 La Carrera event, it was determined that the original drum brakes and Borrani wire wheels were not up to the rough roads of Mexico. Jack McAfee had entered a 340 Ferrari in the original La Carrera Panamericana in the 1950s and fitted with Halibrand alloy wheels. John Hajduk at Motorkraft fitted 250 Europa GT s/n 0373 GT with period-correct Halibrand wheels and modern disk brakes. All original parts were kept and are included with the car. 0373 GT was again entered in the La Carrera Panamericana and again finished 1st in class. It just had a full mechanical service performed in March of 2011.
The 250 Europa GT series was the first of Ferrari’s long and fabled race-winning 250 GT lineup. As a 1955 250 GT Ferrari with a period racing history, s/n 0373 GT is eligible for many vintage racing or rally events from the Monterey Historics to the Colorado Grand. Ferrari 250 Europa GT Pinin Farina Coupe S/N 0373 GT offers a rare opportunity to purchase a well-documented, low-serial number Ferrari with many well-sorted upgrades to make the car faster and more reliable for events, like the La Carrera Panamericana or other historic events, without compromising the vintage rally feel of this unique Ferrari. Additionally, many original spares are included with the car. A full list of spares is available upon request.