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
Year of birth 1899
year of death 1979
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 8,25 x 10,5
Condition fine to very fine
Type of Autograph letters