Enzo Ferrari Memorabilia Signed Letters, Photographs and Postcards
Vintage 1952 Enzo Ferrari Champion Spark Plugs ad with Alberto Ascari.
This is a vintage 1952 Champion Spark Plugs advertisement, showing a proud and youthful Enzo Ferrari next to the Ferrari 500 Formula 1 car with which Alberto Ascari had just won the 1952 Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
The caption reads "Brilliant Italian Race Car Manufacturer Pays Tribute to Dependable Champion Spark Plugs".
A GREAT period piece that is exceptionally well suited for framing!
It measures approximately 10.4 x 13.6 inches or 26.5 x 34.5 cm.
Only 1 available.
Vintage 1952 Enzo Ferrari Champion Spark Plugs ad with Alberto Ascari
This is an official Ferrari factory issued postcard of Mike Hawthorn that has been signed by "The Drake", Enzo Ferrari, himself on October 24, 1958.
The handwritten text on the back reads "Molti Ringraziamenti e cordiale saluti" and is signed by Enzo in his characteristic violet ink.
The text loosely translates into "Many thanks and kind regards".
It is hand-dated "24/10/1958" and it carries the usual logos as visible in the photographs.
The card is in near mint condition, especially considering its age but, as clearly visible in the photos, somewhere in its life it got holes punched into it for archiving... sad... but irreversible....Had it not had these holes, it would surely be twice as expensive... if you could find one.
The front, in landscape format, shows a concentrated Mike at the wheel of his Ferrari F1 car while wearing his characteristic helmet.This image is extremely powerful and iconic for this era.
A scarce postcard by itself, it becomes very rare thanks to Enzo's handwritten text and signature but the date makes it extremely collectible... October 24, 1958 was a mere three (3!) month before Mike Hawthorn would get killed at the Guildford bypass...
A great loss to Formula 1...
Only 1 available of course as every autographed item is unique and we provide a Certificate of Authenticity with it which guarantees that this is a genuine signature.
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1958 Enzo Ferrari signed Mike Hawthorn Ferrari Card
1965 Enzo Ferrari signed Le Mie Gioie Terribili Due Anni Dopo.
The title of Le Mie Gioie Terribili - Due Anni Dopo loosely translates into "My terrible joys - Two Years later" was one of the so called "Enzo Ferrari Authored presentation books".
The original, "Le Mie Gioie Terribili", was first issued in November 1962 and this "Two years later" version was published in November 1964 with this being the print run of November 1965.
These books were authored by Enzo Ferrari and were never for sale to the general public but were usually given to patrons, potential patrons, and visitors to the Ferrari factory. The books were always limited editions although the actual number of printed books varies.
As can be seen in the pictures, which are of the actual book up for sale here, the book is in good condition but the dust jacket has somewhat suffered over the last half-a-century.
The book has been hand signed on the title page by Enzo Ferrari himself and he has dated his signature "65" which means that that must have been done in November or December 1965.
1965 Enzo Ferrari signed Le Mie Gioie Terribili Due Anni Dopo
This is an official Ferrari factory issued postcard of Michael "Mike" Parkes that has been autographed by "The Drake", Enzo Ferrari, himself on May 12, 1963.
The handwritten text on the back reads "Grazie e cordialissimi" and is signed by Enzo in his characteristic violet ink.
The type-written text in the bottom left corner dates the signature to February 9, 1967 with Modena as location.
The card is in more than excellent, near-mint, condition considering its age.
1967 Enzo Ferrari signed Mike Parkes Ferrari Card
Vintage 1972 / 1973 Enzo Ferrari / Fiat 128 ad.
1972/73 Fiat advertisement, showing Enzo Ferrari next to a Fiat 128 sedan / saloon.
The caption reads "For $ 1,992 you can drive the car Ferrari drives".
Measure approximately 8.5 x 10.5 inches.
Only 1 available.
Vintage 1972 / 1973 Enzo Ferrari / Fiat 128 advertisement
1974 Enzo Ferrari The Big Red Book.
First and only edition, dating from November 1974.
One of the so called "Enzo Ferrari Authored presentation books".These books were authored by Enzo Ferrari and were never for sale to the general public but were usually given to patrons, potential patrons, and visitors to the Ferrari factory. The books were always limited editions although the actual number of printed books varies.
Large format: 23,5 x 33,5 cm and some 2,8 cm thick (or roughly 9.25 x 13,2 inches and 1.1 inch thick).
As mentioned, this is a limited edition, destined only for Ferrari "internal use" and never available to the general public.
It is a of course a vintage book that is 40+ years old and we rate the condition at 8 out of 10 with some light wear and tear to the cover, a slight knock to one corner (as visible in the pictures) and a small tape repair to page 250.
1974 Enzo Ferrari The Big Red Book
1977 Enzo Ferrari signed Carlos Reutemann Card.
This official Ferrari factory issued postcard of F1 ace Carlos Reutemann has been signed by "The Drake", Enzo Ferrari, himself on January 27, 1977.
The typed text on the back refers to the kind telex that Enzo received and he send his regards.
The Reutemann signature on the front is printed.
Only 1 available of course as every autographed item is unique and we provide a Certificate of Authenticity with it which guarantees that this is a genuine Enzo Ferrari signature.
1977 Enzo Ferrari signed Carlos Reutemann Card
1978 Enzo Ferrari signed Gilles Villeneuve postcard.
This official Ferrari factory issued postcard of F1 ace Gilles Villeneuve has been signed by "The Drake", Enzo Ferrari, himself in February 1978.
In the typed text on the back, Enzo expresses his gratitude for the received birthday wishes and sends his regards in return.
The card, in portrait format, shows a concentrated Gilles with his characteristic blue & red helmet on and the visor opened, apparently waiting in his car in the pits.
The rear shows the above mentioned text, the Scuderia Ferrari logo and sponsors Agip, Magneti Marelli and Michelin.
The card was printed by Grafiche Zanichelli in Sassuolo, right around the corner from Maranello.
PLEASE NOTE:The Villeneuve signature on the front, the typed text on the back AND the Enzo Ferrari signature are ALL printed.Various sources confirm this and we have been able to compare it to other examples of this postcard which are EXACTLY the same.
The postcard does not carry a print number but is listed by Michael Sauze in his book and he numbered it "78/03".
A (very?) scarce Ferrari postcard with a desirable motif, interesting (printed!) text and Gilles is of course an all-time F1 hero!
1978 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Postcard
Ferrari 80 by Enzo Ferrari - First Edition.
It was published in November 1979.
As mentioned, this is a limited edition of 1.000 pcs, destined only for Ferrari "internal use" and never available to the general public.
is a of course a vintage book and we rate the condition at 7.5 out of 10 with some light soiling to the cover.
Ferrari 80 by Enzo Ferrari FIRST Edition
Ferrari 80 by Enzo Ferrari.
Edition: Third, 1981.
This is a of course a vintage book and we rate the condition at 9.5 out of 10.
Ferrari 80 by Enzo Ferrari Third Edition
Very rare Ferrari card with envelope.
A blank 6 x 4 inches card with the official Ferrari logo and the original Ferrari factory envelope.
The envelope has a number and i.e. # 423 -20.000 - 11/84.
This envelope has the logo and the complete address in the back while it is blank in the front part.
These were used by Ferrari and Enzo Ferrari for personal messages.
This card and envelope are 1984.
In excellent condition.
Very scarce Ferrari internal item.
1984 Ferrari Card and Envelope
1984 Enzo Ferrari Signed Rene Arnoux and Michele Alboreto Postcard.
This official Ferrari factory issued postcard of Michele Alboreto and Rene Arnoux has been signed by "The Drake", Enzo Ferrari, himself in October 1984.
The typed text on the back refers to the kind greetings that Enzo received and sends his regards in return.
The card is in more than excellent condition and the signature is nice and crisp.
1984 Enzo Ferrari Signed Rene Arnoux and Michele Alboreto Postcard
PILOTI, CHE GENTE... by ENZO FERRARI - CARTIER EDITION !
Author: Enzo FerrariPublisher: Foundation Cartier
Enzo Ferrari's personal view on the world of motor car racing.
A BIG book at 479 pages and countless color and black & white images.
Text: EnglishBinding: HardboundPages: 479Size: cms. 24x30Edition: Exclusively for Cartier with extra color photos en complete with, original, plain cardboard slipcase.
Enzo Ferrari Piloti Che Gente Cartier Edition 1987 - ENGLISH !
This is an original Enzo Ferrari "with compliments" Card.
Good condition but has the imprint of a paper-clip (no rust traces, just the imprint).
Measures approximately 5.4 x 3.3 inches.
Enzo Ferrari with compliments card
1988 Enzo Ferrari 90th Birthday Menu 1988 508/88.
EXTREMELY RARE !!
This menu was issued for the lunch that celebrated the 90th birthday of the grand old man in 1988.
Definitely the scarcest of modern day (everything is relative!) Ferrari menu's.
The menu measures approximately 6.5 x 9 inches and folds open to twice that size.
Ferrari Print Number 508/88, issued in 1988.
Excellent condition !
1988 Enzo Ferrari 90th Birthday Menu 1988 508/88
Vintage August 17 1988 issue of the Italian newspaper "La Gazetta dello Sport" with on the front page the news of Enzo Ferrari having passed away quietly.
This vintage issue dedicates 9 pages to the life & times of Enzo after he had passed away 3 days earlier.
The headlines read:
A "global" Italian expires.Ferrari, a silent farewell.
In very good condition for its age and a rare issue!
Apart from the, obvious, Ferrari interest it is also a wonderful time-document as the front page pays attention to the battle between Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis on the (athletic) track and the upcoming soccer match between PSV Eindhoven and AC Milan with such stars as Ronald Koeman and Ruud Gullit (still with dreads at that time!).
Original August 17 1988 Issue of La Gazetta dello Sport on the death of Enzo Ferrari - Vintage Newspaper
Ferrari L'Unico by Gino Rancati
Author: Gino RancatiPublisher: Giorgio Nada Editore
Rancati knew Enzo Ferrari and had with him a friendly and sometimes stormy relationship. This book describes Ferrari by means of this unique friendship, and is enriched by some of the various letters that he wrote to Rancati.
Text: Italian Binding: HardboundPages: 208Size: cms. 14x21Pictures: 20 B/W
Only 1 left !
Cavallino Magazine 150 December 2005 / January 2006.
Covers, amongst others, the following articles:
Cavallino Magazine 150 December 2005 - January 2006
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