The 24 Heures du Mans presentation dashboard plaque issued by Automobile Club de L'Ouest in 1953 for NOJ 392,
Lot 97
The 24 Heures du Mans presentation dashboard plaque issued by Automobile Club de L'Ouest in 1953 for NOJ 392,
Sold for £ 1,250 (US$ 1,605) inc. premium

Goodwood Revival

8 Sep 2018, 11:00 BST

Chichester, Goodwood

Lot Details
The 24 Heures du Mans presentation dashboard plaque issued by Automobile Club de L'Ouest in 1953 for NOJ 392,
for the Grand Prix d'Endurance en 24 Heures, engraved Austin Healey Hundred 1953 3462 km 670, 5.9 x 8.5cm, the reverse handwritten in pencil "No34", together with a carbon copy of a letter by G C Healey, dated 31 August 1982, mentioning finding the plaque, and other correspondence with John Gray in Australia.
(Qty)

Footnotes

  • Dutch rally star Maurice Gatsonides and racing motor-cyclist Johnny Lockett co-drove chassis number SPL 225B 'NOJ 392', at Le Mans in 1953. It wore start number '34' and Gatsonides/Lockett brought it home in 12th place overall, 2nd in its class having completed no fewer than 2,153 miles in the Le Mans 24-Hours, during which they were timed at 118.2mph along the Mulsanne Straight and averaged a very respectable 89.59mph for the full duration.
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