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Enzo Ferrari Archive

Rare archive of seven TLSs in Italian, signed “Ferrari,” each one page, Ferrari logo letterhead, dated 1982–1984. A series of letters to Francesco Santuccione, who he collaborated with on the book Piloti, Che Gente; the correspondence primarily relates to this project and contains fine automotive content. The earliest letter, November 24, 1982, in part (translated): “The arguments that you are proposing take my memory back to an exciting era of motor car sports which I remember with so much pleasure. I am sending you a copy of my memoirs where you will find more material for the project which is so close to your heart.” A later letter, in part: “I am gathering material such as posters and signs of grand prix and motor car races…There is nothing among your papers that could have been reproduced in color…could you advise me who to contact in order to obtain any such posters, and in particular the one of the Acerbo Cup 1933.” The last letter, in part: “I have received your letter dated 16th December with the first chapter of your project dedicated to the Acerbo Cup…In my opinion the historical research is detailed and the reconstruction of the ambiance accurate…It is a pleasure for me to rediscover figures and faces, names which take me back…But have you realized that since then three generations have passed?” Ferrari also mentions keeping their project a secret, clarifies details about different racing circuits, and mentions meeting with Moretti, the publisher of an important automobile magazine. In overall fine condition. Five letters are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes. The book Piloti, Che Gente was published by Conti Editore in 1985. Single Ferrari autographs are scarce in themselves—a grouping of this quantity with such excellent content is exceedingly rare and desirable. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

Pre-Bidding is January 15 – January 21. Live Bidding begins at 1 pm ET on January 22.

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Posted by on January 15, 2015 in Enzo Ferrari

 

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RR Autograph Auction Enzo Ferrari Italian automotive magnate

RR Autograph Auction Enzo Ferrari

RR Autograph Auction Enzo Ferrari

 

Italian automotive magnate (1898–1988) whose sports cars are prized the world over as both a classic example of industrial design and an iconic status symbol. Purple ink signature, “Ferrari,” on the reverse of an off-white 6.25 x 4.5 photo of Arturo Merzario, and bearing a typed sentiment dated 1972 on the reverse, along with a printed signature of Merzario. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Enzo Ferrari

 

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