Le Mans Posters 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Le Mans Posters 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

Le Mans Posters 1950 - 1959

Le Mans Posters 1950 - 1959
These Le Mans posters are vintage and
original.
Early original posters from the 24-hour races command astronomic prices if and when they ever surface, and reproductions are abound. Even posters from the 60's are priced beyond the average collector's pocket and the 70's posters are following the same trend. The posters have become so collectible that the official body, L'Automobile Club de L'Ouest, allows them to be sold at the circuit in order to prevent the theft of those actually used to advertise the event !

All of the Le Mans posters are collectible and some of the images are truly outstanding. Beginning collectors should be careful when purchasing later posters to buy only mint copies, as they are reasonably easy to find. However, condition on the earlier posters becomes much more subjective and rarity begins to take priority.

Le Mans Posters 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

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Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster - MINT CONDITION !

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Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster - MINT CONDITION !

Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 21 & 22, 1958.

It measures approximately:
11 x 15 inches
28 x 38 cm

They still do turn up!

This is an extremely scarce example of the 1958 24 Heures du Mans poster.

It is in in as mint a condition as a poster of over half a century old can be; truly SPECTACULAR!

This poster comes from a the estate of a former marshal at Le Mans who died recently and when his grandchildren cleared out his house, they found these posters neatly tucked away in a cabinet drawer in the attic where they had been, untouched, since 1958!

The 1958 Le Mans poster is part of the so-called "Major Illustrators" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1954 - 1963 and in which the cream of the crop of French motorsport illustrators such as Geo Ham, Jeudon and Beligond were hired for the design of the race posters.

The design of the 1958 poster was by Michel Beligond and was his first work for the Le Mans 24 hours race.

Beligond was preceded by Geo Ham and Jeudon and the switch to the new artist immediately gave a more realistic rendering of the race.

The car is going into the Dunlop curve, just having passed under the famous Dunlop bridge.

The night and the crowd are of course present but Beligond is not too concerned about depicting a real race but instead shows the make that was favorite for the 1958 race, Ferrari!

The race was indeed won by Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill in their Nr. 14 Ferrari 250 TR58 with a total of 305 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1958.

This poster is VERY scarce!

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Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster - MINT CONDITION !

Vintage Original 1959 Panhard 24 Heures du Mans Victory Poster

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Vintage Original 1959 Panhard 24 Heures du Mans Victory Poster

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Vintage 1959 Panhard 24 Heures du Mans Victory Poster.

This is a fantastic vintage 1959 poster, designed by Alex Kow (or Alexis Kow if you want) for Panhard's victories in the 1959 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 1959, Panhard managed a ninth place overall but also captured the class victory in the 501 - 750 cc class, they won the Index of Performance, the 25th Biennial Cup AND the Index of Thermal Efficiency!

This is quite a famous poster and the internet is littered with sites that sell reproductions of it but this is a very scarce original!

Although the poster has a multitude of pinholes, has been folded in 4 and has various other little damages (all visible in the photo), it is still a very collectible poster.

It is that it has lead such a rough life but in mint condition, it would retail at US$ 1000. We have set the price of this example accordingly.

The poster measures some 14 x 21.5 inches or 36 x 55 cm.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1959.

Only 1 available.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage Original 1959 Panhard 24 Heures du Mans Victory Poster