Ferrari 246 Dino F1 Memorabilia
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.
Only 1 available.
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 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
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 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
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
Vintage 1959 photo of Tony Brooks on Ferrari 246 at the Grand Prix of the USA at Sebring.
This is a vintage 1959 B&W photo of Tony Brooks at the wheel of his Ferrari 246 F1 during the 1959 Grand Prix of the USA, held at Sebring.
This was the first ever GP in the USA.
It measures approximately 7 x 5 inches.
About the car:
This is S/N 0004, built in 1958 and is of the small tube chassis frame variety.
This is the same car in which Luigi Musso had his fatal accident during the French Grand Prix held at Reims on July 6, 1958.
The car was raced extensively during the 1958, 1959 and 1960 seasons and was raced by the above mentioned Luigi Musso and further by Wolfgang von Trips, Phil Hill, Jean Behra (amongst others a win at the Aintree 200, 1959), Cliff Allison, Olivier Gendebien, Froilan Gonzales and of course Tony brooks.
The car was broken up at the end of the 1960 season but somewhere during the 1960's Sir Anthony Bamford of the UK acquired the engine from the factory. In 1980 Graypaul Motors created a replica of the car which now seems to reside in Japan.
About the race:
Tony qualified 4th with a time of 3'05.9 and finished the race in in 3rd position, a royal 3 minutes behind winner Bruce McLaren on Cooper Climax.
Vintage 1959 photo of Tony Brooks on Ferrari 246 at the Grand Prix of the USA at Sebring
Vintage 1959 photo of Jean Behra on Ferrari 246 at the Grand Prix of France at Reims.
This vintage & original 1959 photo shows Jean Behra's Ferrari 246 blowing smoke as a piston is on the way out on July 5 1959 during the French Grand Prix at Reims.
Jean ran in 6th position when a piston expired in lap 31 which put him out of the race.
This picture is one of the last there is of Jean as a Grand Prix driver as this was formally his last Grand Prix and he died less than a month later (on August 1, 1959) when he crashed his privately owned Porsche at the AVUS ring in Berlin.
The photo measures some 17.5 x 12.5 cm or 7 x 5 inches and is in good condition.
The back carries the stamp of the photographer.
This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.
Vintage 1959 photo of Jean Behra on Ferrari 246 at the Grand Prix of France at Reims
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
Vintage photo of Phil Hill on Ferrari 246, International Trophy, 1960.
This is a GREAT shot of Phil Hill in his Ferrari 246 en route to 5th place overall in the 1960 running of the BRDC International Trophy at Silverstone.
The car in question is S/N 0003 which was laid up after an extensive racing career in the mid 1960's and now seems to reside with Bernie Ecclestone.
There are no clues to who shot the photo nor are there any copyright notices on the back of it.
This is a vintage photo, i.e. it was printed shortly after the image was captured on film.
Dimensions: approximately 4.5 x 3.5 inches or 11 x 9 cm.
Vintage photo of Phil Hill on Ferrari 246 at the International Trophy 1960
Official 1960 Pre-Race Flyer for the 1960 Grand Prix of France, held at Reims race track.
The flyer unfolds to 4 x the width of the cover.
One side shows a drawing of the track with all the facilities, the other side showing details such as entrance prices for the various grandstands etc.
The race itself would be a bad one for the Scuderia as all three Ferraris entered would retire with transmission trouble (Wolfgang Berghe von Trips, Phil Hill & Willy Mairesse, all on Ferrari 246).
DEAD MINT condition !
5.3 x 8.2 inches.
Vintage 1960 Grand Prix of France Pre-Race Flyer Reims Racetrack
Ferrari Le Mondiali F1 Championship Winning Cars Portfolio.
Contains 11 art prints of Ferrari Formula One Championship winning cars 1952 - 2001.
The backside of the prints lists the type of car, Engine configuration and victories.
The 11 cars contained in this set are:
Each print measures approximately 13 x 9 inches.
Ferrari Print Number 1697/01, issued in 2001.
Ferrari Le Mondiali F1 Championship Winning Cars Portfolio 1697/01
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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