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Legends of the Mille Miglia
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Friedrich Geiger, designer of car
Year
:
1955
Make
:
Mercedes-Benz
Model
:
300SLR
Media Size Framed Edition Price  
ORIGINAL SOLD 48" x 36" --- 1 $0.00
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Giclée on canvas 48" x 36" --- 100 $795.00
Lithograph 36" x 27" --- 500 $195.00
Artist Notes:
History was made on May 1st, 1955 when Stirling Moss won the 1,000 mile Mille Miglia (from Brescia to Rome and back), becoming the first and only British driver to achieve victory in one of the world's most challenging races. At his side was motor racing writer and navigator Denis 'Jenks' Jenkinson who, immediately after the race, wrote a detailed 4,500 word story on the race, complete with full results, from his hotel room. This duo set the fastest ever time for the course at an average speed of nearly 98mph - a record that was never broken. As Jenkinson said after previous Mille Miglias: "He who wins the Mille Miglia is some driver, and the car he uses is some sportscar."


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Legends of the Mille Miglia

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