Historical Militaria & Autographs

Lot 219:

1939 GERMAN CAR RACE VICTORY RIBBON

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Start price: $70

Estimated price: $140 - $200

Auction house commission: 25%

Rare victory sash for the winner of the Great Mountain Prize of Greater Germany in 1939 on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The red sash is approx. 28 inches long with metallic fringes, a swastika insignia has been sewn on one end. Unfortunately the silver lettering has been lost, but we were still able to read the text. The text reads ‘Sieger Rennwagen uber 3000 ccm / Grosser Bergpreis von Deutschland 1939’ (Winner race car over 3000 cc / Grand Mountain Prize of Germany 1939). The winner was Hermann Lang, with Mercedes-Benz. In 1939, Lang was declared the champion of the European Championship, but this is unofficial. The season was cut short by World War II and Lang received this title from the German motor racing authority, instead of the official authority AIACR, based in Paris.

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