1952 Ferrari Literature and Memorabilia
Vintage original 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter, Ferrari 250 MM, Ferrari 340 Mexico and Ferrari 342 America Owners Manual.
This Ferrari owners manual contains 39 pages which elaborate on the owning, driving and maintaining these Ferraris with countless fold-out pages, drawings and diagrams.
Printed in 1952 by Stablimento Poligrafico Artioli, Modena, Italy.
This manual is in excellent condition with some very clear "signs of the time" and it definitely already has a life behind it.
One of the fold-out diagrams (The Shell lubrication chart) was missing and this chart has been replaced by an exact replica.
Still, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire such a rare manual at a much more modest price than when the original chart would have been there.
Only 1 available.
Price on request through THIS LINK.
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter 250 MM 340 Mexico 342 America Owners Manual Vintage Original
Vintage 1970's photo of the famous David Niven Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale with the peculiar 2 + 1 seating arrangement.
This photo, clearly taken by an amateur, was taken during what looks to be a FCA meeting in the USA sometime in the 1970's.
The photo measures approximately 7 x 5 inches.
This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.
Vintage 1970s photo of Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale S/N 0227EL
Vintage 1952 photo of Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta S/N 0164ED.
This is a vintage July 1952 photo of the Ferrari 225S of Mr. Kleber, driven by Jean Lucas to victory in the Sables d'Olonne with race number 112.
It is interesting to see that the car carries the (painted) temporary Italian license plate on the front which reads "BO 11890" which was a carry-over from the previous Italian owner, Franco Bordoni.
This number contradicts other sources which mention "BO 11891".
Somewhere in the mid-1950's the car was exported to the USA where it apparently still resides.
The photo measures some 18 x 13 cm or 7 x 5 inches and is in mint condition for its age. There are NO references to the photographer.
Vintage 1952 photo of Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta S/N 0164ED
1952 Photo - Nino Farina - Ferrari 375 Indianapolis - Gran Premio del Valentino, Torino.
This is a fantastic shot of Nino Farina's Ferrari 375 Indianapolis after he crashed it on April 6, 1952 during the "Gran Premio del Valentino" in Turin, Italy.
Ascari had to retire from the lead with a mere 3 laps to go, giving the win to Luigi Villoresi while Piero Taruffi finished second in a Ferrari 625, Fischer finishing 3rd in Ferrari 212 and Peter Whitehead managing a 4th place in a Ferrari 125.
It measures some 8.5 x 6 inches (22 x 15 cm), is glossy black & white and appears to be a more recent print.
1952 Photo Nino Farina Ferrari 375 Indianapolis Gran Premio del Valentino Torino
Vintage 1952 Le Mans Race Program.
Decent condition for its age with some visible wear & tear to the cover (see pictures).
The design of the 1952 program cover came from world-renowned motorsport artist Geo Ham who opted for the symbolic approach. The place is the the Esses with the major contenders (Jaguar, Aston Martin and Cunningham) storming towards the Tertre Rouge turn in controlled slides...
The race was won by Herrmann Lang and Fritz Riess in their Mercedes Benz 300 SL with a total of 277 laps to their name.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1952.
Vintage 1952 Le Mans Program Booklet
Vintage 1952 photo of Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spyder S/N 0204A at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
This vintage and original 1952 photo shows the Ferrari 340 America of Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas in the afternoon of June 14, 1952 during the 1952 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.
The duo was disqualified around 5.00 AM on Sunday due to an illegal refueling attempt.
The car in question is S/N 0204 A, a Vignale Spyder that now seems to reside in the USA.
The photo measures some 23 x 17.5 cm of 9 x 7 inches and is in good condition.
The back carries the stamp of the photographer.
Vintage 1952 photo of Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spyder S/N 0204A at the Le Mans 24 Hours
1952 photo of Nino Farina on Ferrari 500 - Grand Prix of Belgium - Spa-Francorchamps.
This 1952 photo shows Nino Farina en route to a second place on June 22, 1952 in the rain-soaked Belgian Grand Prix at Spa - Francorchamps.
The race was won by his team mate Alberto Ascari, also on Ferrari 500 while Piero Taruffi crashed his 500 in lap 13.
Louis Rosier dropped out of the race in lap 6 with transmission problems in his privately entered Ferrari 500 while Charles de Tornaco brought his Ecurie Francorchamps entered 500 home in 7th spot.
The photo measures some 20.5 x 15 cm or 8 x 6 inches and is in good condition.
It appears to be a modern print from the original negative.
1952 photo of Nino Farina on Ferrari 500 Grand Prix of Belgium Spa Francorchamps
Vintage 1952 Photo - Alberto Ascari on Ferrari 500 - V Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza 1952.
This is a vintage & original photo, taken by an unknown photographer, of Alberto Ascari in his Ferrari 500 being push-started from the pits during the 1952 Formula 2 Grand Prix at Monza.
Although Alberto won the first heat, the camshafts of his Ferrari 500 failed in the second heat which effectively put him out of the race.
The photo measures some 9.5 x 7 inches (24 x 18 cm) and is black & white.
Vintage 1952 Photo Alberto Ascari on Ferrari 500 V Gran Premio dell Autodromo di Monza 1952
Vintage 1952 photograph of Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta S/N 0164ED at the Prix de Monaco.
This is a vintage June 1952 photo of Andre Simon and Jean Lucas en route to a 4th place overall in the 1952 Prix de Monaco for Sports Cars.
The car is question is the Mr. Kleber owned 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta with S/N 0164 ED, a car that survives to this day and seems to reside in a New York collection since the 1980's.
The photo is a bit hazy and measures some 12.5 x 8.5 cm or 5 x 3.5 inches and carries NO references to the possible photographer.
It is in good condition for its age but, as mentioned, a bit hazy.
This is a vintage photo, i.e. it was printed shortly after the image was captured on film.
Vintage 1952 photograph of Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta S/N 0164ED at the Prix de Monaco
Vintage 1952 Photo of Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta 0178ED at the start of the Mille Miglia.
This is a genuine & vintage 1952 photo of the Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta 0178ED of Count Antonio Sterzi before the start of the Mille Miglia in Brescia on May 3, 1952.
If I am not mistaken, we see the Count himself at the wheel in this photo.
Sterzi partnered up with Nino Rovelli for the race but unfortunately the duo didn't make it to the finish line...
Apparently, the car was in a fire in the 1950's after which the engine and body got separated but both survive, albeit in different parts of the world.
The photo measures some 7 x 5 inches (18 x 12.5 cm) and is matt, somewhat Sepia-toned black & white.
It carries NO copyright notice.
This is a vintage 1952 print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.
Vintage 1952 Photo of Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta 0178ED at the start of the Mille Miglia
Vintage 1952 Photo of Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale Coupe S/N 0065S.
This is a vintage photo of Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale Coupe after it had been exported to the USA in 1952.
The car can be seen wearing a 1952 New Jersey license plate which is somewhat contradictory to the "official history" of the car which lists it as having been exported to Florida.
The car had previously been entered in the 1951 Mille Miglia, which it didn't finish, and although it appears to be in pretty good nick on the photo, closer inspection shows it to be somewhat battered.
Nowadays the cars seems to be residing in Italy again.
The photo measures some 12.5 x 10.5 cm (or 5 x 4 inches) and is in more than excellent condition for its age.
Vintage 1952 Photo of Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale Coupe S/N 0065S
Ferrari Factory Poster Alberto Ascari on Ferrari 500 on his way to winning the 1952 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
Artwork by Antonio de Giusti, a personal friend of Enzo Ferrari's and the man that was responsible for so much of Ferrari's hand drawn artwork for brochures etc. in the 1950's and 1960's.
Originally, Ferrari published this poster as one of a series that was bundled in the 1980 Ferrari calendar named "Ferrari Campione del Mundo".
Apart from the calendars, which are a very rare sight nowadays, also a limited number of each of the drawings was issued as an art print. This is one of those art prints and came from Antonio de Giusti's personal "stash".
These art prints do NOT carry a Ferrari print number.
It measures approximately 53 x 41 cm or 21 x 16 inches.
Only a few available.
This print will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.
Original Art Print of Alberto Ascari winning the GP of Germany 1952 by Antonio de Giusti
Vintage 1952 Enzo Ferrari Champion Spark Plugs ad with Alberto Ascari.
This is a vintage 1952 Champion Spark Plugs advertisement, showing a proud and youthful Enzo Ferrari next to the Ferrari 500 Formula 1 car with which Alberto Ascari had just won the 1952 Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
The caption reads "Brilliant Italian Race Car Manufacturer Pays Tribute to Dependable Champion Spark Plugs".
A GREAT period piece that is exceptionally well suited for framing!
It measures approximately 10.4 x 13.6 inches or 26.5 x 34.5 cm.
Vintage 1952 Enzo Ferrari Champion Spark Plugs ad with Alberto Ascari
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