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Lot 99: 24 H du Mans. 1959
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: MICHEL BELIGOND (1927-1973) Size: 15 1/2 x 21 5/8 in./39.5 x 55 cm Imp. Thivillier, Paris Typically known as the Le Mans start, this poster captures the precise moment when the drivers have to run from one side of the track to their cars -- all lined up in qualifying order on the opposite side of the front stretch -- and drive away without any assistance. In the background, we see the filled grandstands lined with the flags of all the countries represented in the race. That year, Carroll Shelby & Roy Salvadori came in first for England in their Aston Martin. (auto)
Condition Report: A-/ Very slight tears at edges.
Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 21 5/8 in./39.5 x 55 cm
Artist or Maker: MICHEL BELIGOND (1927-1973)