1955 Le Maine Libre Le Mans Poster - Fangio - Mercedes 300 SLR.
Issued by Le Maine Libre, a local Le Mans newspaper, in 2006 it shows Grand Master Juan Manuel 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the year of the biggest catastrophe ever at Le Mans and following the accident of Pierre Levegh, all Mercedes cars were withdrawn from the race.
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.
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