Pullman Gallery

Earl Howe 1931 Le Mans Trophy

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 5205

Arguably the most important work of Automobile Art we have owned in four decades, and certainly ranking in the world’s top 10 motor sport trophies, we are proud to present this massive and supremely important bronze, awarded to none other than Earl Howe and Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, following their victory in in the 1931 Le Mans 24 Hour race, driving their Alfa-Romeo 8c-2300.

‘La Palme de la Victoire’, sculpted and signed by Pierre le Faguays (1892-1935), stands an impressive 51 inches (130 cm) tall on its portoro marble plinth, upon which the silver presentation plaque tells the whole story (see below).

Entire books can be (and have been) written about these two archetypal English ‘gentleman drivers’, so here, suffice it merely to summarise: Earl Howe…Tim Birkin…supercharged Alfa-Romeo 8-c… 1931 Le Mans winners….
French, 1931.

Height: 51 inches (130 cm)

Earl Howe 1931, thence by descent.
Acquired by Pullman Gallery 2012.

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