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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 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

The race was won by Olivier Gendebien & Phil Hill in their Ferrari 250 TR 58 (S/N 0728TR) with a total of 305 laps to their name.

Furthermore, the following Ferrari's were engaged:

- Ferrari 250 TR - S/N 0736TR - Alain de Changy / Jean Beurlys - 6th overall
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Ferrari 250 TR - S/N 0732TR - Ed Hugus / Ernie Erickson - 7th overall
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Ferrari 500 TR - S/N 0600MDTR - Pedro Rodriguez / Jose Behra - DNF - Overheating
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Ferrari 250 TR 58 - S/N 0704TR - Mike Hawthorn / Peter Collins - DNF - Clutch
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Ferrari 250 TR 58 - S/N 0726TR - Wolfgang von Trips / Wolfgang Seidel - DNF - Accident
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Ferrari 250 TR - S/N 0730TR - Edwin D. Martin / Fernand Tavano - DNF - Ignition / Clutch
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Ferrari 250 TR - S/N 0754TR - Francois Picard / Joroslav Juhan - DNF - Accident
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Ferrari 250 TR - S/N 0666MM - Dan Gurney / Bruce Kessler - DNF - Collision / Fire
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Ferrari 250 TR - S/N 0722TR - Alfonso Gomez-Mena / Piero Drogo - DNF - Engine
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Ferrari 250 TR - S/N 0724TR - Lucien Bianchi / Willy Mairesse - DNF - Accident

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

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

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