This Vintage Ferrari 250 Europa Is a Rare Crown Jewel

Vehicles as rare as the Ferrari 250 Europa don’t come up for auction very frequently, especially considering there were just 250 of these beauties ever produced.

Only available by special order, the Europa was fitted with a 200bhp, 2963cc, 60 degree, SOHC V12 engine, and a 4-speed synchromesh manual gearbox. Not to mention, it also had a live rear axle with semi-elliptic springs, and hydraulic drum brakes all around.

The Europa was the first grand touring car from the Maranello-based company — built with no racing intentions. It is widely considered as one of the most significant early Ferrari’s and the most valuable designs from Pinin Farina.

Oh, and it’s worth mentioning that Charlie Chaplin and the Princess de Réthy of Belgium used to drive one.

On August 15th, this rare crown jewel will be auctioned off to one lucky, and affluent, bidder. In recent years, these vintage cars have been fetching outrageous, never before seen prices on the auction block.

Click here to view the official auction listing via RM Auctions.