00074A

1947 FERRARI 159S
RAYMOND SOMMER

Regular price R 1,800.00
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9 in stock

The 1947 FERRARI 159S designed by Gioacchino Colombo, succeeded the 125S. Only 2 were ever built for which one exists in the form of a 166 Spyder Corsa. It was altered to race in the 1948 season and is the oldest remaining. It’s said to be a 125S with a few cosmetic changes aside from a larger engine. The engine is a 1.9-litre 60° V12 with a bore/stroke of 59 x 58 mm producing 125 bhp (92 kW) at 6,500 rpm. Debuting on 15 August 1947 at Circuito Pescara with driver Franco Cortese, it came in second battling to beat the Maserati 6CS 1500 for the rest of the year. On 12 October with its No78 livery, it got to shine at least once at the Turin Grand Prix driven by Raymond Sommer.

AUTHENTICITY : Each drawing is limited to 10 signed and numbered prints regardless of size and comes together with a certificate & 10SERIE 'medallion'

PAPER : Professionally ink printed onto 350gsm Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper to achieve the best color & light fastness.

FRAME :

Profile : A 14 x 34mm (0,55 x 1.33inch) beveled profile made from Obeche (African Maple) which is depended upon for its stability and relative resistance to warping once machined. It is offered in either color black or white.

GLASS :

'Museum Glass' is 'non-reflective' and absorbs damaging UV light to allow over 98% transmission allowing only the best vibrant colors to translate and is advised for all the limited & signed prints.

'Standard' picture framing glass is a 2mm clear float glass. It is inexpensive and will protect your artwork from dust and physical damage.

BACKING :

Full archival acid-free board with 10mm deep-sunk (spacer) in same to create depth and set the artwork back off the glass.