Signed aluminium panel from a Mercedes-Benz W196 racing car
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British Grand Prix, Aintree 1955
An aluminium panel from 1 Mercedes-Benz W196 racing car, signed on that date by important personalities associated with the legendary quadruple victory of Mercedes-Benz in the 1955 British Grand Prix, held at Aintree, Liverpool, a few days later.
The 14 signatories to the panel include Mercedes-Benz team manager Alfred Neubauer, the brilliant racing car designer Rudolf Uhlenhaut and Hanns Geier (assistant to Alfred Neubauer). Additionally, the panel has been signed by all four works drivers, namely Stirling Moss (winner), Juan Manuel Fangio (2nd place), Karl Kling (3rd place) and Piero Taruffi (4th place). It has also been signed by the wives of several of these personalities, and the panel bears a bronze and enamel Mercedes-Benz badge to the centre. All signatures have been engraved into the metal, which retains its original frame, now over-framed and glazed. Dated 13.VII.1955.
A highly important and unique artefact of museum quality marking one of Mercedes-Benz greatest victories, and the first Grand Prix victory by Stirling Moss, beating Fangio by 0.2 seconds.
Overall size 22 x 19 x 2½ inches (56 x 48 x 7 cm)
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