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'True Film Stars' By Tim Layzell
Lot No.: 705
Sold for (£): Unsold
The Porsche 917 of Jo Siffert and Brian Redman streaks down the Mulsanne straight pursued by the sister car of Pedro Rodriguez/ Leo Kinnunen and 2 of the rival Ferrari 512s of Vaccarella/Giunti and Merzario/Reggazoni at Le Mans in 1970. This was a serious effort by both manufacturers with no fewer than 7 of the flat-12 917s pitted against an even more staggering 11 Ferrari 512s (a mixture of works and privateer cars). In a race of attrition, only 7 of the 51 starters were classified, with the Porsche-Salzburg 917 of Richard Attwood and veteran Hans Herrmann taking Porsche's maiden victory at La Sarthe. However, as the chosen mount for Steve McQueen's Michael Delaney character in the film Le Mans, it is the pale blue and orange JWA-Gulf entered cars which have achieve immortality. Limited Edition, one of just 450 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.
75cm x 90cm 5kg