1954 Le Mans Marchal trophy awarded to winners Jose Froilan Gonzalez & Maurice Trintignant.
This original sponsor trophy was awarded to Gonzalez and Trintignant for achieving overall victory in their Ferrari 375 Plus s/n 0396AM. This 4.2 lb / 2 kg museum quality silver cup trophy measures 11.5″ tall and 10″ wide (29x25cm). The brass plaque on the solid marble base reads – J.Froilan Gonzalez – M Trintignant / Scuderia Ferrari. The silver plated brass cup is engraved with the sponsor Bougie-projecteurs – Marchal /24 Heures Du Mans / 1954 / Au Vainqueurs.
Marchal ‘bougie projecteurs’ headlights were used on the winning car, and showing here are two period ads that celebrated this fact.
Gonzalez earned a very special place in Ferrari history on this day as three years earlier he had scored Ferrari’s first F1 victory. Now, in his last appearance at La Sarthe, he also gave the second victory for the Scuderia Ferrari at Le Mans.
This is an extremely rare and significant piece of Le Mans and Ferrari history. (AC1)