1956 Ferrari Literature and Memorabilia
Vintage 1956 Photo - Paul Frere on Ferrari D50 - Grand Prix Belgium 1956 - Race Winner!.
This is a vintage & original photo, by famous motorsports photographer Jesse Alexander, of Paul Frere en route to victory in his Lancia Ferrari D50 during the 1956 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa - Francorchamps race track.
The photo measures some 9.5 x 7.5 inches (24 x 19 cm) and is black & white. The back shows the stamp of Jesse L. Alexander along with some annotations.
This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.
Only 1 available.
Vintage 1956 Photo of Paul Frere on Ferrari D50 at the Grand Prix Belgium 1956 Race Winner!
Vintage 1956 photo of Ferrari 750 Monza S/N 0440M - GP Dakar - Jean Lucas.
This is a vintage photograph of the Ferrari Monza 750 of Jean Lucas (# 33) en route to 4th place, following the Maserati 300 S (# 40) of Jean Behra who would finish 3rd in the 2 Hours of Dakar on March 11, 1956.
The pair is followed by the # 48 Jaguar D-Type of Duncan Hamilton (S/N XKC 402 / License plate OKV 1 - DNF) and the # 49 Jaguar D-Type of Graham Whitehead (S/N XKD 510 / License plate YPC 614, 5th overall).
This is a so-called "wire photo" which was sent around the world by Keystone Photo from Paris France on March 12, 1956 and comes complete with a brief description as shown in the scan.
S/N 0440M nowadays resides in an import collection / museum in The Netherlands.
The photo measures some 18 x 13 cm or 7 x 5 inches.
The back carries the stamp of Photo Keystone.
Very good condition but with pinholes in the corners.
Vintage 1956 photo of Ferrari 750 Monza S/N 0440M GP Dakar Jean Lucas
Vintage 1956 photo of Ferrari 860 Monza S/N 0628M - Olivier Gendebien - Alfonso de Portago - Nurburgring 1000 KM.
This is a vintage 1956 photo of the Ecurie Francorchamps entered (other sources say it was a factory entry) Ferrari 860 Monza of Olivier Gendebien and Alfonso de Portago en route to a... disqualification due to "outer assistance received" during the 1956 Nurburgring 1000 KM race.
The car is seen here on the start-finish straight while it overtakes the # 21 Porsche 550 RS of Count Woflgang Berghe von Trips and Umberto Maglioli (chassis number 38).
After this race, the car would continue its life as a 290 MM. It was crashed in 1957 and converted to the pontoon style front end that it still sports today.
It now seems to reside in the USA.
The photo measures some 18 x 13 cm or 7 x 5 inches and carries NO copyright stamps.
It is in mint condition.
Vintage 1956 photo of Ferrari 860 Monza S/N 0628M Olivier Gendebien and Alfonso de Portago at the Nurburgring 1000 KM
Vintage 1956 photo of Eugenio Castellotti on Ferrari 290MM S/N 0616MM during the Mille Miglia 1956.
This is a vintage photo of Eugenio Castellotti en route to victory in the 1956 running of the Mille Miglia.
It shows Eugenio in his Ferrari 290MM S/N 0616MM in the pouring rain in the Bolognese part of the Apennine mountains.
The car in question survives to this day and now resides in the USA.
The photo measures some 23 x 18 cm or 9 x 7 inches and carries NO copyright stamps.
Vintage 1956 photo of Eugenio Castellotti on Ferrari 290MM S/N 0616MM during the Mille Miglia 1956
Vintage 1956 photo of Luigi Musso retired with Ferrari D50, Grand Prix Italy.
This is a vintage 1956 photo of an exhausted Luigino after he limbed out of his Ferrari Lancia D50 which he had to retire due to steering problems during the 1956 Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Luigi drove chassis number 0006, last of the Lancia produced D50's. The race was won by Stirling Moss on Maserati.
The photo measures some 17 x 12 cm or 7 x 5 inches, is in mint condition.
The back carries the photographer's stamp.
Only 1 available.
Vintage 1956 photo of Luigi Musso retired with Ferrari D50 S/N 0006 Grand Prix Italy
This is rather famous shot of Juan Manuel Fangio just having completed the grueling 1956 edition of the Mille Miglia.
It concerns a vintage 1956 print of this image and it was used by a contemporary magazine, given the scribbling on the rear.
Fangio drove his Ferrari 290MM 0626 to a 4th place overall.
The race was famously won by Eugenio Castellotti, also on 290MM, followed by Peter Collins, also on 290MM, who had photographer Louis Klemantasky on board, followed by Luigi Musso on 860 Monza. Olivier Gendebien brought his 250 GT LWB home in th place, making it effectively a 1-2-3-4-5 for Ferrari!
Fangio's car, S/N 0626, was auctioned in December 2015 in New York.
The photo measures some 18 x 12 cm or 9 x 5 inches and carries NO copyright stamps.
Vintage 1956 photo of Juan Manuel Fangio on Ferrari 290MM S/N 0626 during the Mille Miglia 1956
This is an official Ferrari factory issued postcard of Olivier Gendebien at the wheel of what looks to be his Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF, S/N 0503GT, during the 1956 Mille Miglia in which he would finish 5th overall.
Olivier signed and dedicated the card himself on the front.
The text reads "A Primo Maffezzoli avec toute ma sympathy O. Gendebien"
The text loosely translates into "To Primo Maffezzoli with all my sympathy, O. Gendebien"
The image of Olivier with the bottle in his right hand while looking at what look to be some notes in truly iconic!
The card is in near mint condition, especially considering its age.
There is some minor glue residue on the card and the remnants of having been stuck in an album for decades on the back.
The rear shows the Shell logo, the Ferrari prancing horse, the Ferrari script logo and the text "Olivier Gendebien".
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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1957 Olivier Gendebien signed Ferrari Postcard
Craig Warwick Juan Manuel Fangio Monaco 1956 Print - Signed by the artist.
A stunning piece of artwork showing the great Fangio during the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix in his Ferrari Lancia D50.
Fangio finished second after a shared drive with Peter Collins.
This print is a limited edition of 499 pcs and this is # 496.
It has been hand signed by the artist, Craig Warwick.
Effective image size (NOT including the white border): 70 x 50 cm or 28 x 20 inches.
Craig Warwick Juan Manuel Fangio Monaco 1956 Ferrari Lancia D50 Print Signed by the Artist
Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton.
Here we have a VERY special 1956 Le Mans program...
Apart from being quite a rarity in its own right, this one was signed on the cover by racing greats Peter Collins and Ken Wharton!
Peter Collins (1931 - 1958) was teamed up with Sterling Moss and the duo drove their Ecurie Ecosse entered Aston-Martin DB3 S to a second place overall, a mere 1 lap behind the winning Jaguar D-Type of Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson.Peter signed the cover in pencil.
Ken Wharton (1916 - 1957) was teamed up with Jack Fairman in a works Jaguar D-Type but unfortunately, he never got to drive it in the race as Jack crashed the car already in lap 3...Ken signed the cover in blue ballpoint.
Neither of these two men would survive this race for more than 2,5 years and both would get killed in a Ferrari...
The booklet measures some 13 x 23.5 cm and contains 188 pages filled to the brim with information of the cars, the drivers, previous editions of the race, the track and of course great contemporary advertising.
It does have a fair amount of wear and tear, as can be seen in the photos, and yes, it would have been a lot more expensive if it was in mint condition...
The race was won by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson in their Jaguar D-Type with a total of 300 laps to their name.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1956.
Only 1 available of course as every autographed item is unique and we provide a Certificate of Authenticity with it which guarantees that these are genuine signatures.
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Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton
Ferrari Factory Poster of Juan Manuel Fangio taking the checkered flag in his Ferrari D50 at the 1956 British Grand Prix at Silverstone racetrack.
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 Juan Manuel Fangio winning the 1956 GP of Great Britain by Antonio de Giusti
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