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Item 2159 - Enzo Ferrari Archive Catalog 445 (Jan 2015)

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Rare archive of seven TLSs in Italian, signed “Ferrari,” each one page, Ferrari logo letterhead, dated 1982–1984. A series of letters to Francesco Santuccione, who he collaborated with on the book Piloti, Che Gente; the correspondence primarily relates to this project and contains fine automotive content. The earliest letter, November 24, 1982, in part (translated): “The arguments that you are proposing take my memory back to an exciting era of motor car sports which I remember with so much pleasure. I am sending you a copy of my memoirs where you will find more material for the project which is so close to your heart.” A later letter, in part: “I am gathering material such as posters and signs of grand prix and motor car races...There is nothing among your papers that could have been reproduced in color…could you advise me who to contact in order to obtain any such posters, and in particular the one of the Acerbo Cup 1933.” The last letter, in part: “I have received your letter dated 16th December with the first chapter of your project dedicated to the Acerbo Cup…In my opinion the historical research is detailed and the reconstruction of the ambiance accurate…It is a pleasure for me to rediscover figures and faces, names which take me back…But have you realized that since then three generations have passed?” Ferrari also mentions keeping their project a secret, clarifies details about different racing circuits, and mentions meeting with Moretti, the publisher of an important automobile magazine. In overall fine condition. Five letters are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes. The book Piloti, Che Gente was published by Conti Editore in 1985. Single Ferrari autographs are scarce in themselves—a grouping of this quantity with such excellent content is exceedingly rare and desirable. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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