This is a vintage 1955 photo of Piero Taruffi in his # 727 Ferrari 118LM (S/N 0484LM) chasing Cesare Perdisa in his # 728 Maserati 300S Fantuzzi (S/N 3054) during the 1955 Mille Miglia.
Given the fact that the race number indicates the actual starting time (i.e. 727 started at 7.27 AM; 728 at 7.28 AM) Taruffi already made up 1 minute on Perdisa so this must be rather early on in the race and Perdisa even finds time to wave at the crowd.
Eventually none of the two cars & drivers would make it to the finish; Taruffi dropping out after exactly 5 hours, 4 minutes and 54 seconds with a broken oil pump and Perdisa a mere 15 minutes later for reasons unknown to us.
Both cars survive to this day.
The photo measures some 22 x 17 cm or 8.7 x 6.7 inches and carries the stamp of the photographer on the back.
This is a vintage photo, i.e. it was printed shortly after the image was captured on film.
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