A quantity of ephemera relating to the organisation of sports racing cars for the Steve McQueen film Le Mans,
Lot 478
A quantity of ephemera relating to the organisation of sports racing cars for the Steve McQueen film Le Mans,
Sold for £2,415 (US$ 3,684) inc. premium

Lot Details
A quantity of ephemera relating to the organisation of sports racing cars for the Steve McQueen film Le Mans,
including letters and telegrams negotiating the hiring of cars such as Porsche 917, Matra MS670, Ferrari 512, Alfa T33 Chevron B16, Lola T70 etc and the buying of spares and transportation of them, also related negotiations with racing teams and car owners such as Porsche, Ferrari, Matra, Autodelta, NART, Filippinetti, David Piper, Ulf Norinder Racing, Jacques Swaters, Jo Siffert etc, containing entry forms for each car with details, many with photographs, correspondence with motor racing figures such as Luigi Chinetti and Carlo Chiti, together with documents detailing the Porsche 908 run by Solar Productions in the 1969 Le Mans 24-Hours race for Williams and Linge, including entry forms, correspondence, lap charts, general notes, also included within this lot is a chassis plate from a Lola T70 bought from Ulf Norinder Racing for use in the film and many other items offering a fascinating insight into the making of the film and late 1960s sports car racing.
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