Col. R.J. Hoare’s Ferrari trophy, 1952
Price Code: SOLD
A highly important cast bronze Ferrari ‘Cavallino Rampante’ (‘Prancing Horse’) trophy, set on a square marbre rouge plinth, with stylised bronze racing cars applied to three sides of the plinth, the front bearing enamelled Ferrari badge and legend ‘Col. R.J.Hoare’, (in cast bronze) the recipient of the trophy, and bearing the dates 1952 to 1963.
Height overall: 17 inches (43 cms).
Additional Notes: Colonel Hoare and Enzo Ferrari had known each other as friends and business colleagues for a number of years before Hoare was granted the concessionaires’ rights to import Ferrari cars into the UK after Mike Hawthorn’s death in 1959.
Provenance: The Estate of Colonel Ronald J Hoare.
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