1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe / 0391 GT Chassis Information

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT photograph

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT photograph

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT photograph

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT photograph

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT photograph

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT photograph

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT
Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 0391 GT
Sold for $752,406 (€582,400) at 2012 RM Auctions at Monaco.
There were 18 examples of the first-generation Europa built, followed by a second series introduced in late 1954, named the Europa GT. The most notable change was a new Colombo V-12 engine that brought 20 additional horsepower over the original Lampredi unit. The engine became the workhorse engine for the remaining 250 GT iterations. In total, there were roughly 34 examples of the Europa GT produced.

This Europa GT was sent to Pinin Farina for coachwork on June 17th of 1955. After the work was completed, the car was delivered to Pietro Barilla, the heir to the Barilla pasta conglomerate in Parma, Italy. It is believed that just after a year in Mr. Barilla's possession, this Europa was returned to the factory, and Mr. Barilla took delivery of another Ferrari, a 410 Superamerica, with chassis number 0495SA. The original engine from 0391GT was then removed and installed in chassis number 0357GT, the very first Europa GT, which was being race-campaigned by Jacque Swaters's Ecurie Francorchamps.

0391GT was imported to the United States for sale by Luigi Chinetti by the early 1960s. It was shortly thereafter purchased by King Sims of Atlanta, Georgia. A Seattle-based collector owned the car during the 1970s and by 1972, the car was fitted with a proper replacement engine, a 2,953 cc Colombo V-12 motor sourced from 0727GT, an early Ellena-bodied 250 GT produced in 1957.

During the 1980s, the car was in California ownership. The car was sold in November of 1988 to Dr. Heiner Oettli, a dentist residing in Niederrohrdorf, Switzerland. Two years later, 0391GT was acquired by Sportgarage's Bruno Wyss, an official Ferrari dealer in Zofingen, Switzerland. In 1998, it was sold to fellow Swiss citizen Christophe Ringier, who commissioned a full restoration.

The car was refinished in its original livery of Grigio Fiat paint with a Panno Grigio interior and blue leather sides. Upon completion, the car was exhibited at the 2002 Concorso d'Elegance Villa d'Este, winning the Trofeo Pininfarina for the most significant Pinin Farina body. 0391GT was also depicted in the June 2002 issue of Auto D'Epoca magazine and was further exhibited at the 2004 Retromobile exhibition in Paris.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at RM Auctions in Monaco where it was estimated to sell for €520.000-€580.000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of €582.400, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012

Chassis# 0391 GT

2012 RM Auctions at Monaco
Pre-Auction Estimates :€520,000-€580,000 
Sale Price : $752,406 (€582,400.00)

Analysis

Chassis number 0391 GT Auction Sales History
2012$752,406

2017 1
2015 1
2014 1
2013 2
2012 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$2,227,500$2,227,5001
2015$3,000,000$3,000,0001
2014$2,530,000$2,530,0001
2013$4,785,000$7,150,0002
2012$774,953$797,5002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Alloy
Chassis#: 0389 GT
Sold for $2,227,500
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Competizione
Chassis#: 0387GT/0139EU
Sold for $3,000,000
  2015 Rick Cole Monterey
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT
Chassis#: 0409 GT
Sold for $2,530,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupé by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 0407GT
Sold for $2,420,000
  2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  
1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione
Chassis#: 0415GT
Sold for $7,150,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  
1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 0391 GT
Sold for $752,406
  2012 RM Auctions at Monaco
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT
Chassis#: 0405 GT
Sold for $797,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT image  

No Sale

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Alloy0389 GT2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction $2,800,000$3,400,000

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