Olivier Gendebien Ferrari Memorabilia
Vintage 1956 photo of Ferrari 860 Monza S/N 0628M - Olivier Gendebien - Alfonso de Portago - Nurburgring 1000 KM.
This is a vintage 1956 photo of the Ecurie Francorchamps entered (other sources say it was a factory entry) Ferrari 860 Monza of Olivier Gendebien and Alfonso de Portago en route to a... disqualification due to "outer assistance received" during the 1956 Nurburgring 1000 KM race.
The car is seen here on the start-finish straight while it overtakes the # 21 Porsche 550 RS of Count Woflgang Berghe von Trips and Umberto Maglioli (chassis number 38).
After this race, the car would continue its life as a 290 MM. It was crashed in 1957 and converted to the pontoon style front end that it still sports today.
It now seems to reside in the USA.
The photo measures some 18 x 13 cm or 7 x 5 inches and carries NO copyright stamps.
It is in mint condition.
Only 1 available.
Vintage 1956 photo of Ferrari 860 Monza S/N 0628M Olivier Gendebien and Alfonso de Portago at the Nurburgring 1000 KM
Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton.
Here we have a VERY special 1956 Le Mans program...
Apart from being quite a rarity in its own right, this one was signed on the cover by racing greats Peter Collins and Ken Wharton!
Peter Collins (1931 - 1958) was teamed up with Sterling Moss and the duo drove their Ecurie Ecosse entered Aston-Martin DB3 S to a second place overall, a mere 1 lap behind the winning Jaguar D-Type of Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson.Peter signed the cover in pencil.
Ken Wharton (1916 - 1957) was teamed up with Jack Fairman in a works Jaguar D-Type but unfortunately, he never got to drive it in the race as Jack crashed the car already in lap 3...Ken signed the cover in blue ballpoint.
Neither of these two men would survive this race for more than 2,5 years and both would get killed in a Ferrari...
The booklet measures some 13 x 23.5 cm and contains 188 pages filled to the brim with information of the cars, the drivers, previous editions of the race, the track and of course great contemporary advertising.
It does have a fair amount of wear and tear, as can be seen in the photos, and yes, it would have been a lot more expensive if it was in mint condition...
The race was won by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson in their Jaguar D-Type with a total of 300 laps to their name.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1956.
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Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton
This is an official Ferrari factory issued postcard of Olivier Gendebien at the wheel of what looks to be his Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF, S/N 0503GT, during the 1956 Mille Miglia in which he would finish 5th overall.
Olivier signed and dedicated the card himself on the front.
The text reads "A Primo Maffezzoli avec toute ma sympathy O. Gendebien"
The text loosely translates into "To Primo Maffezzoli with all my sympathy, O. Gendebien"
The image of Olivier with the bottle in his right hand while looking at what look to be some notes in truly iconic!
The card is in near mint condition, especially considering its age.
There is some minor glue residue on the card and the remnants of having been stuck in an album for decades on the back.
The rear shows the Shell logo, the Ferrari prancing horse, the Ferrari script logo and the text "Olivier Gendebien".
Only 1 available of course as every autographed item is unique and we provide a Certificate of Authenticity with it which guarantees that this is a genuine signature.
1957 Olivier Gendebien signed Ferrari Postcard
Vintage 1959 Photo of Ferrari 250 TR 59 S/N 0766TR & 0770TR at the Goodwood Tourist Trophy.
This is a vintage 1959 photo of the leader pack during the TT at Goodwood.
The pack consists of:
Both 0766TR & 0770TR have extensive racing careers and survive to this day.
The photo measures some 18 x 12.5 cm or 7 x 5 inches and is in mint condition.
The back carries NO references to the photographer.
This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.
Vintage 1959 Photo of Ferrari 250 TR 59 S/N 0766TR and 0770TR at the Goodwood Tourist Trophy
1959 Le Mans Race Poster REPRODUCTION.
June 20 & 21, 1959.
It measures approximately:16 x 22 inches40 x 56 cm
The 1959 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 1959 poster was by Michel Beligond and was his second work for the Le Mans 24 hours race.
Beligond was preceded by Geo Ham and Jeudon and the switch to this relatively new artist immediately gave a more realistic rendering of the race.
The drivers running towards their cars in the typical Le Mans start with the international flag flying over the pit box building. With a little good will, one can see a Ferrari and a Jaguar ready to be taken to the tarmac by their sprinting drivers.
The race was won by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby in their Nr 5 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (S/N 2) with a total of 323 laps to their name.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1959.
1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster REPRODUCTION
Vintage 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry to the balcony and pits area (or "Balcon et les Enceintes des Ravitaillements" in correct French).
June 20 and 21, 1959.
This is a vintage & original ticket sub (re-entrance ticket) that gave access to the balcony above the pits and the pits area itself during the 1959 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.
Good condition for its age but is has of course been used and is over half a century old!
This ticket stub is VERY scarce.
Vintage 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry to Balcony and Pits Area
Vintage Original 1959 Nurburgring 1000 KM Rennen Poster.
Excellent condition for its age with a small part missing at the top.
Great artwork of a Ferrari Testa Rossa "leading the pack".
It measures approximately 83.5 x 59.5 cm or 33 x 24 inches.
The race was won by Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman on Aston Martin DBR1/300 (S/N 1) in 7 Hours, 33 Minutes and 18 seconds.
Only 1 available.
Vintage Original 1959 Nurburgring 1000 KM Rennen Poster
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vintage 1962 Photo of Ferrari 246 SP S/N 0796 at the Targa Florio
Vintage 1962 COLOR photo of Ferrari 330 TRI LM S/N 0808 at Le Mans 1962.
This is a vintage 1962 colour photo of the factory entered Ferrari 330 TRI LM of Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill being unloaded in the paddock before the race.
In the photo, we see the car being rolled off the lorry with a fantastic backdrop composed of early 1960's French cars and some sponsor vehicles like Dunlop and the Citroen HY of Bardahl Oil.
The car, which bears race number 6 here is S/N 0808 (previously 0780TR, a 250 TR 60, which frame was lengthened, a Fantuzzi body was mounted and equipped with a 4 Liter 390 HP V12 engine) and which seems to reside in Argentina now.
The photo measures some 12.5 x 9 cm or some 4 x 3.5 inches.
The back carries the photographer's stamp and some written notes.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1962.
Vintage 1962 COLOR photo of Ferrari 330 TRI LM S/N 0808 at Le Mans 1962
Vintage 1962 COLOR photo of Ferrari 330 TRI LM SN 0808 at Le Mans 1962.
This is a vintage 1962 colour photo of the factory entered Ferrari 330 TRI LM of Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill at the very start of the 1962 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.
In the photo, we see the VERY start of the race where Phil Hill makes an athletic jump into the car so it was taken at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of June 23, 1962.
The photo measures some 9 x 9 cm or 3.5 x 3.5 inches.
The back carries the photographer's stamp.
This is a vintage 1962 colour photo of the factory entered Ferrari 330 TRI LM of Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill en route to victory in the 1962 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.
In the photo, we see Olivier getting a hand to climb over the pit wall after his stint. Taking all aspects into account (like the shadows, the dirt on the car etc) this photo was taken around 11 o'clock in the morning of June 24, 1962 (how lovely it is to discover such details on a COLOR photo!).
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