00023A

1947 FERRARI 125S
FRANCO CORTESE

Regular price R 1,800.00
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9 in stock

The 1947 FERRARI 125S designed by Gioacchino Colombo, was the very first car to wear the Ferrari badge launching on 11 May 1947 at Piacenza race track. Roadster in style, it featured a 1.5L V12 engine designed and built by Ferrari unlike its predecessor, the Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 from Fiat parts. Producing 118bhp (87kW) at 6800rpm it reached a top speed of 170km/h (106mph). It was 2 weeks later after a failed first race that No56 claimed its first victory at the Grand Prix of Rome driven by Franco Cortese. Only 2 cars were ever built and were dismantled as parts to be reused. Today what appears to be the 01C chassis (corrected from 010l) has been restored and keeps the fraternity of historians and enthusiasts in huge debate on whether this is true or not!

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.