A first place gold medal for the Fifth Annual Carrera Panamericana, 1954, awarded to Umberto Maglioli,
Lot 25
A first place gold medal for the Fifth Annual Carrera Panamericana, 1954, awarded to Umberto Maglioli,
Sold for US$ 13,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
A first place gold medal for the Fifth Annual Carrera Panamericana, 1954, awarded to Umberto Maglioli, A first place gold medal for the Fifth Annual Carrera Panamerica, 1954, awarded to Umberto Maglioli,
A first place gold medal for the Fifth Annual Carrera Panamericana, 1954, awarded to Umberto Maglioli,
stamped 750, 29.4 grams of 18k gold, medal set inside a gold ring, a draped goddess holding the lady of Victory in relief, finely detailed and well executed, the reverse is inscribed V Carrera Panamericana 1 Assoluto Anno 1954 Fren-Do, in good overall condition, approximately 1¾in. in diameter.

Footnotes

  • Covering 8 stages and 1,908 miles, this race would be the last running of the Carrera Panamericana "Mexican Road Race". 85 cars finished the grueling race that had started out at 150 entries, including factory entries from Ferrari, Lancia, and Porsche. Ferrari and Maglioli would dominate the field. Maglioli's Ferrari 375 Plus would average a speed of 107 miles per hour. He finished the race in 17 hours, 40 minutes, and 26 seconds, beating Phil Hill by a 24-minute margin. For his efforts he walked away with enormous pride amongst his fellow drivers, approximately 22,5000 pesos ($18,000) and a beautiful gold medal.
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