Colonel Ronnie Hoare's personal wood-rimmed steering wheel by Nardi of Torino Italy,    ((Qty))
Lot 79
Colonel Ronnie Hoare's personal wood-rimmed steering wheel by Nardi of Torino Italy,
Sold for £ 1,250 (US$ 1,659) inc. premium

Lot Details
Colonel Ronnie Hoare's personal wood-rimmed steering wheel by Nardi of Torino Italy,
the three-spoke "anni '60" wheel from the Nardi AutoAccessories Collection to suit various models including Ferrari 250 GTO, with wood rim, 38cm outside diameter, with manufacturer's markings to rear of spoke and with 'Nardi Torino' centre boss engraved to edge 'col. R. J. Hoare', in seemingly unused condition and complete with elasticated blue felt cover and original box bearing label marked 'R. J. Hoare', offered together with a Nardi related book by Franco Varisco and other personal motoring items comprising a Royal Horse Artillery enamel car badge by J R Gaunt of London (some loss to enamel), an enamelled Spa Royal Automobile Club metal plaque, an Automobile Club de L'Ouest 1964 Le Mans driver entrant's bronze medal, four small enamel Ferrari 'lapel' badges, and a 1987 'Anni 250 GTO' 25-Year commemorative blue canvas documents pouch, containing two chromed plaques and a Cavallino International folder with ephemera relating to the event sponsored by Moet & Chandon and held on France 7th-14th June.
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Footnotes

  • Former British Army Officer, motoring enthusiast, car dealer, and pre-War Brooklands driver the Late Ronnie Hoare CBE, 'The Colonel' was perhaps most noted for founding the Maranello Concessionaires official UK importer and dealer of Ferrari road cars and Racing Team after an agreement with Enzo Ferrari in 1960, and provided cars for various race events including Le Mans.
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