The Ferrari 250 Europa GT Pininfarina was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1953. The Ferrari 250 Europa, along with the GT, were the first Ferrari gran turismo that managed to capture the attention of the wealthiest by combining an elegant style with a powerful engine. In America the model was presented at the Luigi Chinetti stand where it was presented with a two-tone paint. With the release of the model the 212 series ended, in fact the 250 Europa replaced the 212 Inter. The Ferrari 250 Europa shared many characteristics with the Ferrari 375 America, the type 145 chassis was very similar (but not the same), on the 250 it was the 145EU on the 375 the 145AL, the engine used was the old Formula 1 engine of the 375 F1, only varied for the small 250 in the characteristic sizes. This engine, type 275 was the same with which Ferrari won his first F1 grand prix at Silverstone, in 1949, with Gonzalez. This makes the 250 Europa the only Ferrari to mount a racing engine.