1956 Mille Miglia

Collection: ,
Artist: Charles Avalon
Item Ref: PEL214
Unframed, 100% cotton paper.
Limited edition of 280
Dimensions: 97 x 63.5 cms

Price £395.00

Brescia and Back: Eugenio Castellotti in a 3.5-litre 290 MM effortlessly took the honours in the penultimate year of the classic road race. Castellotti’s blisteringly fast drive, single-handed, in torrential rain, was widely admired. The Milanese was followed home by two 850 Monza Ferraris, driven by Collins and Musso. Tall, hot-blooded, and scion of a prosperous northern Italian land-owning family, Castellotti was known as Il Bello (The Beautiful One), hitting the headlines over his romance with stage beauty Delia Scala. A year after his victory, Castellotti, testing a Lancia-Ferrari, crashed at the Esses at Modena with fatal results.

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