Chiron, Louis

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Chiron, Louis

SKU:6014545

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Typed letter signed

CHF950.00

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Typed letter signed, one page, 8,25 x 10,5 inch, `Club International des Anciens Pilotes de Grands Prix - Comite D`Honneur` letterhead, Monte Carlo, 20.03.1969, in French, reply letter to an unknown gentleman - concerning his purchase of his 1.500 cc Delage and the race happenings in the Indianapolis 500 (1929, 7th place), signed in blue ink "Louis Chiron" - additionally with a few handwritten notes, with two horizontal mailing folds and a paper-clip mark to the upper left edge - in fine to very fine condition. In parts: "... J`ai courru les 500 miles (800) klm en mai 1929 sur 1.500 cc Delage achetee a Louis Delage 360.000 fcs d`alors. J`ai qualifie a environ 180 kl de moyenne... A mis-course je me trouvais en 3eme position derriere Ray Keech et Lou Meyer qui finirent ainsi... J`avais un thermos de 4 lit pour boire dans la voiture et malgre cela je perdis 4 kgs 1/2 durant ce temps de course. Les voitures USA etaient de 20 a 30 klms plus rapides mais elles etaient obligee de s`arreter plusieurs fois pour se ravitailler et changer de pilotes..."

Additional Information

SKU 6014545
Profession Grand Prix driver
Geburtsjahr 1899
Sterbejahr 1979
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 8,25 x 10,5
Condition fine to very fine
Type of Autograph letters