Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari Memorabilia
Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari Memorabilia

Pedro Rodriguez

Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari Memorabilia
1940 - 1971

Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari Memorabilia

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Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster in Mint Condition

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Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster in Mint Condition

Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 21 & 22, 1958.

It measures approximately:
11 x 15 inches
28 x 38 cm

This is an extremely scarce example of the 1958 24 Heures du Mans poster.

It is in in as mint a condition as a poster of over half a century old can be; truly SPECTACULAR!

The 1958 Le Mans poster is part of the so-called "Major Illustrators" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1954 - 1963 and in which the cream of the crop of French motorsport illustrators such as Geo Ham, Jeudon and Beligond were hired for the design of the race posters.

The design of the 1958 poster was by Michel Beligond and was his first work for the Le Mans 24 hours race.

Beligond was preceded by Geo Ham and Jeudon and the switch to the new artist immediately gave a more realistic rendering of the race.

The car is going into the Dunlop curve, just having passed under the famous Dunlop bridge.

The night and the crowd are of course present but Beligond is not too concerned about depicting a real race but instead shows the make that was favorite for the 1958 race, Ferrari!

The race was indeed won by Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill in their Nr. 14 Ferrari 250 TR58 0728TR with a total of 305 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1958.

This poster is VERY scarce and will be shipped, rolled, is a VERY sturdy (PVC) tube.

Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster in Mint Condition

Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer

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Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer

Vintage 1961 Le Mans Handbill / Flyer.

These flyers were handed out at the race to spectators to show them around the track.

Very scarce as most of them were tossed away after the race or disappeared into the mists of time.

The cover matches the image of the 1961 race poster which is after a color illustration which was part of the so-called "Major Illustrators" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1954 - 1963 and in which the cream of the crop of French motorsport illustrators such as Geo Ham, Jeudon and Michel Beligond were hired for the design of the race posters.

The poster shows a fantastic image, by Michel Beligond, of the # 12 Ferrari 250 TRI/60 powering its way out of the Esses and heading towards Tertre Rouge during the previous edition in 1960.

The combination of warm colors represents the arrival of dusk, highlighting the red Ferrari in the center of the poster. This year, 1961, the race was part of the Sports Car World Championship.

Mint condition.

It measures 5.4 x 8.4 inches and unfolds to 21.6 x 8.4 inches.

The race was won by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien in their Ferrari 250 TRI/61 (S/N 0794TR) with a total of 333 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1961.

Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer

Vintage Original 1963 Le Mans Qualifying Poster

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Vintage Original 1963 Le Mans Qualifying Poster

Vintage 1963 Le Mans 24 Hours Qualifying Poster.

April 6 & 7, 1963.

38 x 60 cm.
15 x 23.5 inches.

Mint condition for its age.

This poster advertised the "3eme Criterium International de Vitesse Motocycliste 300 - 500 cc" which was of course a motorcycle race AND the tests / qualifying sessions for the upcoming 24 Heures du Mans.

The artwork shows an artist impression (by Beligond) of a motorcycle racing side by side with a Ferrari sportscar.

The race itself was won by Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti in their Nr 21 Ferrari 250 P S/N 0814 with a total of 339 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1963.

Only 1 available.

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

Vintage Original 1963 Le Mans Qualifying Poster

Vintage 1964 photo sequence of Ferrari 250 GTO 64 S/N 5571GT spinning at Sebring 12 Hours

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Vintage 1964 photo sequence of Ferrari 250 GTO 64 S/N 5571GT spinning at Sebring 12 Hours

This is a vintage 1964 photo sequence of the Ferrari 250 GTO 64 of Pedro Rodrigues, David Piper and Mike Gammino right after it spun at the 1964 running of the Sebring 12 Hours.

The car in question is S/N 5571GT which survives to this day.

The photos clearly show the # 30 250 GTO having spun and bring the Porsche 904 # 39 into trouble (looks like there was some contact there) as well as the the # 12 Cobra.

Each of these 3 photos measure some 10 x 8 inches and is in mint condition.

The photos are marked with Walter R. Haessner stamps on the back.

The photos are only sold as a single lot.

These are vintage prints, i.e. printed shortly after the original images were captured on film.

Only 1 set available.

Vintage 1964 photo sequence of Ferrari 250 GTO 64 S/N 5571GT spinning at Sebring 12 Hours

Vintage 1964 Photo of Phil Hill and Pedro Rodriguez on Ferrari 250 GTO 64 S/N 5571GT after winning the 2000KM Daytona Continental

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Vintage 1964 Photo of Phil Hill and Pedro Rodriguez on Ferrari 250 GTO 64 S/N 5571GT after winning the 2000KM Daytona Continental

Vintage 1964 Photo of Phil Hill and Pedro Rodriguez on Ferrari 250 GTO 64 S/N 5571GT after winning the 2000KM Daytona Continental.

This is a vintage 1964 wire press photo showing a very happy Phil Hill and Pedro Rodriguez on the roof of Ferrari 64 GTO 5571GT with which they had just won the 2000 KM Daytona Continental race.

The car in question, S/N 5571GT, survives to this day.

The photo measures some 23.5 x 17 cm or some 9 x 6.5 inches and is in good condition but a little rippled (hard to see in the scan).

The photo carries a caption on the left side.

This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1964 Photo of Phil Hill and Pedro Rodriguez on Ferrari 250 GTO 64 S/N 5571GT after winning the 2000KM Daytona Continental

Vintage 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

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Vintage 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

Vintage 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Program.

The cover shows the start of the 1963 race with plenty of Ferraris hurtling down the start-finish straight towards the Dunlop Bridge.

It measures some 21 x 27 cm and counts 112 pages which are filled to the brim with information on the cars, the race and of course great period advertising.

The booklets also served as a ticket in the grand prize draw and, consequently, they were individually numbered with this being number 009204 but it might be a little late to claim your prize now...

It is in very good condition for its age and carries some notes on the individual contenders on the lap sheet.

The race itself was won by Jean Guichet & Nino Vaccarella in their # 20 Ferrari 275P (S/N 0816) with a total of 4695 KM to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1964.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

1967 Pedro Rodriguez Protos F2 Enna Crash Steering Wheel

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1967 Pedro Rodriguez Protos F2 Enna Crash Steering Wheel

1967 Pedro Rodriguez Protos F2 Enna Crash - Steering Wheel.

Here we have a VERY special and TOTALLY unique item albeit not of Ferrari origin but since Pedro Rodriguez was such a prominent Ferrari personality, we felt it was appropriate to feature this item here.

In the 1967 season, it was quite normal for hot-shot Formula 1 drivers to also compete in the Formula 2 championship and so did Pedro Rodriguez eventhough he was a Cooper works F1 driver at that time.

On August the 20th, 1967 Pedro drove the Ron Harris entered Protos Cosworth F2 in the "Gran Premio del Mediterraneo" at the Enna track on Sicily.

The Protos F2 was quite a special car which was designed by Frank Costin with a chassis that was largely made of wood and which featured an enclosed cockpit!

During the race, Pedro was battling it out with Jean-Pierre Beltoise for second place, lost it and crashed the car heavily, thus smashing it to matchwood!

According to the person that salvaged this steering wheel from the wreck, it was, apart from the engine(!), the largest surviving part of the car!

During the crash, Pedro was launched from the car, still strapped in his seat and so passed leader Jackie Stewart who later stated that he had never been challenged for the lead in a race by someone without a car...

Amazingly enough, Pedro only suffered a broken heel in this massive crash.

Ray Buckley, who was the team mechanic at the Ron Harris racing team salvaged the steering wheel and later, when he was employed by the Hesketh F1 team, passed it on to David Phelbs who had it mounted as presented and offered for sale now.

The steering wheel gives a good impression of how massive this shunt must have been....

The front of this mounting shows of course this very original steering wheel, a photo of Pedro and a caption.

The rear shows the declaration of David Phelbs and how he got to this steering wheel + a copy of an interview with Pedro on this shunt.

Along with it comes an original copy "Autosport" with a write up on the race and the accident.

Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire such a unique item in such unmolested condition (after all, this is how it came out of the crash!) with such excellent provenance.

Only 1 available.

 

1967 Pedro Rodriguez Protos F2 Enna Crash Steering Wheel

Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari 312P S/N 0870 Nurburgring 1000 KM Rennen 1969 Poster

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Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari 312P S/N 0870 Nurburgring 1000 KM Rennen 1969 Poster

Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari 312P Nurburgring 1000 KM 1969 Poster.

A truely great poster of Pedro Rodriguez flying his Ferrari 312P S/N 0870 over Brunnchen during the 1969 1000KM at the Nurburgring. The car, S/N 0870, suffered from ignition failure and retired but not before setting the fastest lap in the race.

The caption reads as follows:

"Ferrari did not care too much about sports car racing in 1969. They only sent one car to most of the races which had to fight against four or more Porsches. Despite flying hard here at Brunnchen the 312P retired with ignition problems. The 312 P meant a change in shape from the round bodywork in 1967 to a more arrow-shape darting through the air, with more grip achieved through various added spoilers"

Photography by Alois Rottensteiner.

It measures approximately 26.8 x 16.8 inches or 68 x 42 cm.

The hazy scan does not do justice to this very fine poster.

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari 312P S/N 0870 Nurburgring 1000 KM Rennen 1969 Poster

Vintage Original 1969 Mexican Grand Prix Poster

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Vintage Original 1969 Mexican Grand Prix Poster

Vintage Original poster for the Mexican Grand Prix held on October 19, 1969.

A VERY rare poster indeed!

It is in excellent condition for its age.

The artwork shows an artist's impression of what looks to be a McLaren ahead of a Lotus F1 car against a backdrop of the Mexican national colors, Green, White and Red.

The bottom edges show a nice advertisement for Aeronaves de Mexico, Mexico's national airline, that encourages you to travel with them on their Super DC-8's and DC-9's.

The race was won by Denny Hulme on McLaren, ahead of Jackie Ickx on Brabham and Jack Brabham on... Brabham!

Pedro Rodriguez drove a NART-entered Ferrari 312/69 to a 7th place.

The poster measures some 23 x 17 inches or 59 x 44.5 cm.

Will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

Vintage Original 1969 Mexican Grand Prix Poster