Ferrari 246 SP Memorabilia and Literature

Ferrari 246 SP

Ferrari 246 SP Memorabilia and Literature

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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 1962 Photo of Ferrari 246 SP S/N 0796 at the Targa Florio

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Vintage 1962 Photo of Ferrari 246 SP S/N 0796 at the Targa Florio

Vintage 1962 Photo of Ferrari 246 SP S/N 0796 at the Targa Florio.

This is a vintage 1962 photo of the 246SP, S/N 0796, during preparation for the 1962 Targa Florio.

The car would win the race, driven by Willy Mairesse, Ricardo Rodriguez and Olivier Gendebien.

The car in question is the 246 SP S/N 0796 which was later modified to serve as a mule for the Tipo 250 P and crashed during practice for the 1963 Targa Florio. The car burnt out completely and was assumed to have been scrapped although parts of it seem to survive.

In the background we see the # 108 Porsche 718 GTR of Nino Vaccarella and Jo Bonnier which would finish 3rd overall.

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

The photo measures some 5.5 x 3.5 inches or 13.5 x 9 cm and is in excellent condition. The back carries NO photographer' stamp.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1962 Photo of Ferrari 246 SP S/N 0796 at the Targa Florio

Ferrari Dino SP Maranellos first rear-engined sports prototype by John Godfrey

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Publishing date: 1990
Size: 21 x 26 cm or 8 x 10 inches
Pages: 192
Text: English

Imagine, then, the scene in 1961.

The technical advance generated by the great marques throughout the 1950s has blossomed into the early '60s to create a new and exciting period in motor racing.

Ferrari are poised, expectant but uncertain, with their first rear-engined sports-racing car as the new season approaches.

For them, the rear engined era has arrived...

The Ferrari Dino SPs, the first-ever rear-engined sports prototypes from Maranello, went almost straight from the drawing board to some tryly remarkable performances on the world's racing circuits, carrying many records with them.

How this was brought about is the theme of John Godfrey's deeply reserached book; himself a former owner of one of these rare and celebrated machines, he is well qualified to write with authority and warmth an account of a group of cars that were not only remarkalble in themselves, but also had a lasting influence on motor racing history.

Good condition for its age.

Only 1 available.