1958 Ferrari Literature and Memorabilia
Ferrari factory original vintage 1958 Ferrari 250 Granturismo Series: 250 Pininfarina Cabriolet Series 1, 250 Boano and 250 Tdf Sales Brochure in German Merritt Page 155.
The Merritt reference of the is page 155.
It measures some 12.25 x 8.5 inches and contains 12 pages.
Language: German / Deutsch.
Very good condition but with some shelf wear to the cover but nothing worse than what you will usually find on these brochures. It has been vertically folded in half as was Ferrari's usual practice at that time when sending such brochures to interested parties... The envelopes they had were simply too small!
Only 1 available.
Original 1958 Ferrari 250 Granturismo Series 250 Pininfarina Cabriolet Series 1 250 Boano and 250 Tdf Sales Brochure in German Merritt Page 155
Original oil painting of Mike Hawthorn on Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.
This is an original, hand painted, oil painting on linen of Mike Hawthorn racing a Ferrari 250 Test Rossa in 1958, the last year of his active racing career.
The painting is mounted on a stretch frame but we will leave the actual framing to the taste of the buyer.
The painting captures perfectly the atmosphere of the racing scene in the 1950.
It measures some 60 x 50 cm or 24 x 20 inches.
Original oil painting of Mike Hawthorn on Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
1958 Plaque, Portugal Grand Prix, given to Mike Hawthorn.
We are pleased to be able to offer for sale this fabulous piece of motoring history:
This plaque was given to Mike Hawthorn for competing in the 1958 Portugal Grand Prix at Porto race track.
Mike drove a Ferrari 246 and set the second fastest qualifying time behind Stirling Moss in his Vanwall. During the race, Mike set the fastest lap time (almost 2 seconds faster than Moss's pole time!) but still came in second after Moss.
This was of course all in Mike's Championship Winning year and it was the second to last time that Mike would race in a Grand Prix...
This is what Mike said after the race:
"I was upset to find that my race number was 22. Both Pete [Collins] and Luigi [Musso] had been killed on cars with 2 as their number, and the sight of 22 on mine really put the wind up me. I rushed off to Tavoni and asked if I might have 24, which was Taffy's number, and he and Taffy both agreed; only the numbers were changed, not the actual cars."
This plaque went straight from Mike's estate, in 1959, to an important collector in Switzerland from whom we acquired it.
A truly unique opportunity to acquire a piece of memorabilia from Hawthorn's personal possession.
It measures approximately 3.4 x 1.5 inches.
Price on request through THIS LINK.
Vintage 1958 Plaque given to Mike Hawthorn for the 1958 Grand Prix of Portugal
This is a vintage 1958 photo of Peter Collins in his Ferrari 246 ready for practice for the Grand Prix of Germany at The Nurburgring.
Peter qualified 4th. and was battling for the lead in the race when he clipped a bank, somersaulting the car at over 100 MPH over a hedge and down into a field. Collins was flung from the car. He died soon after in a hospital in Bonn of severe head trauma.
It measures approximately 4.75 x 6.75 inches.
Mint condition and it does NOT carry any photographer's reference on the back.
Vintage 1958 photo of Peter Collins at the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring
Vintage 1958 photo of Peter Collins & Mike Hawthorn on Ferrari 246, GP of France.
This is a vintage 1958 photo of Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn during the victory lap of Mike after winning the 1958 Grand Prix de France at Reims race track.
Mike scored a hatrick at this race with pole position, fastest lap and race win.
Peter Collins came in 5th.
It was the last race of Juan Manuel Fangio's career (finishing 4th on Maserati) and neither Peter Collins nor Mike Hawthorn would live to race at Reims again...
It measures approximately 18 x 13 cm or 7 x 5 inches and carries NO copyright stamp on the back.
Vintage 1958 photo of Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn on Ferrari 246 at the GP of France at Reims racetrack
This is a vintage 1958 photo of Wolfgang Berghe von Trips in his Ferrari 246, leading Jack Brabham in his Cooper Climax during the Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone.
Wolfgang qualified 11th. and managed as high as 6th place in the race before he had to give up in lap 59 out of 75 with engine trouble.
It measures approximately 8 x 4.5 inches.
It is in mint condition and does not carry any photographer's reference.
Vintage 1958 photo of Wolfgang Berghe von Trips on Ferrari 246 GP of Britain at Silverstone
2 Vintage 1958 photos of Mike Hawthorn on Ferrari 246, Race of two Worlds, Monza.
This lot consists of two photographs taken in the paddock preceding the 1958 Race of Two Worlds (or Monzanapolis) on June 29, 1958.
The first photograph shows Mike in his # 12 Ferrari 246 and the second shows the same car surrounded by the crowd.
The race of Two Worlds was basically an exhibition event to show both American and European teams to the public and was held in 1957 & 1958 at the banked track of Monza.
These photographs date from the 1958 event and quite an event it was for Ferrari!
In the first heat (of 3) Luigi Musso succumbed to the methanol fumes and handed his car over to Mike Hawthorn in lap 27. Musso returned to the wheel in the last lap and brought the car home in 6th place.
In the third heat, Mike suffered the same fate as Luigi did in the first and handed the car over to Phil Hill who brought the car up to third place before handing it back to Mike again.
All in all, not a great success for Ferrari!
These are vintage photos, i.e. they were printed shortly after the image was captured on film.
Each photo measures some 10 x 7 cm or 4 x 2.75 inches and are in excellent condition.
The backs carry some notes but NO photographer's stamp.
Only 1 set available.
2 Vintage 1958 photos of Mike Hawthorn on Ferrari 246 at the Race of two Worlds at Monza
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.
Read more about our Authenticity Guarantee HERE.
1958 Enzo Ferrari signed Mike Hawthorn Ferrari Card
This is a vintage 1950's photo of a Ferrari 246 at a race in England (probably Silverstone).
It measures approximately 4.5 x 3.5 inches.
Vintage 1950s photo of Ferrari 246 in Britain
Vintage 1950's photo of Ferrari 246 Britain
Ferrari Factory Poster of Mike Hawthorn en route to victory in his Ferrari 246 in the 1958 French Grand Prix at Reims racetrack.
Incidentally, this was to be Mike's last victory ever as well as Juan Manuel Fangio's last F1 race ever.
The artwork is by Antonio de Giusti, a personal friend of Enzo Ferrari's and the man that was responsible for so much of Ferrari's hand drawn artwork for brochures etc. in the 1950's and 1960's.
Originally, Ferrari published this poster as one of a series that was bundled in the 1980 Ferrari calendar named "Ferrari Campione del Mundo".
Apart from the calendars, which are a very rare sight nowadays, also a limited number of each of the drawings was issued as an art print. This is one of those art prints and came from Antonio de Giusti's personal "stash".
These art prints do NOT carry a Ferrari print number.
It measures approximately 53 x 41 cm or 21 x 16 inches.
Only a few available.
This print will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.
Original Art Print of Mike Hawthorn winning the 1958 GP of France by Antonio de Giusti
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