A first place gold medal for the 37th Annual Targa Florio, May 24, 1953, awarded to Umberto Maglioli,
Lot 24
A first place gold medal for the 37th Annual Targa Florio, May 24, 1953, awarded to Umberto Maglioli,
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Lot Details
A first place gold medal for the 37th Annual Targa Florio, May 24, 1953, awarded to Umberto Maglioli,
A first place gold medal for the 37th Annual Targa Florio, May 24, 1953, awarded to Umberto Maglioli,
stamped 750, 57.8 grams of 18K gold, an image of an open-wheel racer at speed in relief appears on the front of this remarkable medal, the medal itself is set in a separate gold ring, the reverse is inscribed 37A Targa Florio Il Presidente Del Consiglio Dei Ministri 24 Maggio 1953, in fair overall condition, approximately 2in. diameter.

Footnotes

  • May 14th, 1953: The 37th Annual Targa Florio in Sicily was won by Umberto Maglioli in a Lancia D20 3-liter driving for Scuderia Lancia. Emilio Giletti was second and Juan Manuel Fangio third, both driving works Maserati A6GCS's. Maglioli would win the event at an average speed of 51.10 miles per hour in heavy rain and dreary conditions.
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