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'Le Tour' - By Tim Layzell
Lot No.: 259
Estimate (£): 300 - 500
Nowadays, the legend of the Tour de France is synonymous with two wheels rather than four but it was not always this way. During the 1960s the Tour de France Automobile - as it was called officially - was a high-profile event which ran over a week and mixed regularity sections on the public road with a series of races and high speed tests held at iconic venues such as Clermont-Ferrand, Rouen, Montlhery, Mont Ventoux, Le Mans, and even taking in international venues like the Nurburgring, Spa and Monza. It attracted some of the finest drivers of the day, and some of the greatest cars of all time. Here, in 1964 the winning Ferrari 250 GTO of Lucien Bianchi - grand prix driver, Le Mans winner and great uncle of the late Jules Bianchi - is chased by an AC Cobra on a road section. First run in 1899, the TDF morphed into a round of the European Rally Championship during the 1980s before ceasing altogether in 1986. It was revived as an event for historic cars in 1992 and continues to run successfully under the guise Tour Auto. Limited Edition, one of just 250 hand signed and numbered by the artist Tim Layzell and Giclee Printed on very high quality 308 gsm art paper. Custom mounted in a high quality brushed aluminium frame complete with COA.
90cm x 75cm 5kg