Mercedes-Benz Le Mans Posters

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Vintage Original 1952 Mercedes Benz Victory Poster 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Vintage Original 1952 Mercedes Benz Victory Poster 24 Hours of Le Mans

Vintage Original 1952 Mercedes Benz Victory Poster 24 Hours of Le Mans.

This is a vintage original 1952 Mercedes poster announcing their hard-fought double victory in the 1952 running of Les 24 Heures du Mans.

French driver Pierre Levegh, who was driving his privately entered Talbot Lago T26 GS Spider, was leading by a comfortable 4 laps when his engine gave up the ghost and the lead was passed to Herrmann Lang and Fritz Riess in their Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr, also on a 300 SL, in second place.

Levegh, although officially partnered with Rene Marchand, had no relief driver and had been at the wheel for 22 hours and 45 minutes (!) when the Talbot's engine blew up.

Levegh tried it two more times at Le Mans with his aging Talbot before moving over to Mercedes-Benz in 1955 which lead to, what is considered, the biggest catastrophe in motor racing history...

Completely unaware of what the future held in store, Mercedes proudly issued this poster in the second half of 1952 to announce their victory.

French text.

Dimensions:
8.5 x 12 inches
21 x 29.7 cm

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1952.

Only 1 available.

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Vintage Original 1952 Mercedes Benz Victory Poster 24 Hours of Le Mans

1955 Le Maine Libre 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster Fangio on Mercedes 300 SLR

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1955 Le Maine Libre 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster Fangio on Mercedes 300 SLR

1955 Le Maine Libre 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster Fangio on Mercedes 300 SLR.

Issued by Le Maine Libre, a local Le Mans newspaper, in 2006 it shows the Fangio at the wheel of the # 19 Mercedes-Benz 3002 SLR (S/N 0007/55) while being chased by the # 6 Jaguar D-Type of Hawthorn / Bueb (Mike Hawthorn at the wheel; they would win this race) and the # 4 Ferrari 121 LM of Castellotti & Marzotto who are in the process of overtaking the # 34 Bristol 450C of Wilson & Mayers.

1955 was of course the year of the biggest catastrophe ever at Le Mans and following the accident of Pierre Levegh, all Mercedes cars were withdrawn from the race.

Mint condition.

40 x 50 cm
16 x 20 inches

Issued in 2006 !

The race was won by Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb in their Jaguar D-Type (S/N XKD505) with a total of 307 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1955.

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !

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1955 Le Maine Libre 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster Fangio on Mercedes 300 SLR