Signed Mille Miglia silk scarf, 1955
Price Code: SOLD
A highly important commemorative silk scarf sold at the famous Mille Miglia race in 1955. In any event a rare survivor, but what makes this particular piece highly significant is that it has been signed by no fewer than 20 notable figures in 1950s motor-racing, including the race winners themselves, Stirling Moss (twice) and Denis Jenkinson.
Other signatures include de Graffenreid, (de) Portago, Peter Collins, Juan Manuel Fangio, Villoresi, Castellotti, Musso, Maglioli, Trintignant and Jean Behra. Framed within a conservation grade, silver-leaf frame and glazed under ultra-violet protective glass.
Size: 39 x 37 inches (100 x 94 cm).
The 1955 Mille Miglia, is arguably the most famous all the races held from 1927 until 1957. Stirling Moss with ‘Jenks’ in the Mercedes 300 SLR achieved an extraordinary time of a little over 10 hours and 7 minutes, an average of 37.96 mph – a figure that was never (and will never) be bettered.
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