A pair of Tazio Nuvalari Driving Goggles from the Grand Prix of Marseille, 1946,
Lot 214
A pair of Tazio Nuvolari Driving Goggles from the Grand Prix of Marseille, 1946,
Sold for US$ 1,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of Tazio Nuvolari Driving Goggles from the Grand Prix of Marseille, 1946,
This pair of goggles was given to a young Henri Julien by Tazio Nuvolari at the Grand Prix of Marseille in 1946. Julien later parlayed a small-town garage business in the Provence town of Gonfaron into the AGS Grand Prix team, which competed in 47 Grand Prix with drivers such as Ivan Capelli, Pascal Fabre, Philippe Streiff and Robert Moreno. A handwritten letter from Julien, together with his business card, accompanies these goggles, and states that he was given the goggles for assisting Nuvolari, who was handicapped by his back brace, in exiting his Maserati. Nuvolari set the fastest lap of the race at 101.93 kph in his Maserati.


Footnotes

  • An identical pair of these goggles reside in the Tazio Nuvolari Museum in Mantua Italy, as shown in other documentation accompanying the goggles.
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