NEW YORK – Race fans will be competing for 60 lots of motoring memorabilia when Jasper52 waves the green flag on an online auction June 26. The auction catalog contains racing posters and many contemporary limited editions designed and made by Halmo, an automotive design firm in Italy. An outstanding example is a coffee table having a real Ferrari engine as the base. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The coffee table (shown above) has a Plexiglas panel printed with the Ferrari F1 F2001 on it. The tabletop is supported by an engine block from the Ferrari F1 F2001, type 050. This unusual piece of automotive art is estimated at $6,000-$6,500.
Halmo goes full-throttle producing wall art. Among the limited editions presented in this auction is the likeness of the front end of a Ferrari 328 printed on a wood panel which features a real lamp from a Ferrari (below).
Halmo’s interpretation of a Porsche GT3 RS wheel is the face of a large wall clock (below) that is shaped on transparent Plexiglas. It is one of an edition of 49.
Four large aluminum fender panels of famous race cars, reproduced by Halmo, are offered in the auction. One is a replica of an Aston Martin Le Mans DBR1/300, hand-painted with the original decals of the time (below).
Mounted on an aluminum panel is a Halmo interpretation of a Maserati steering wheel, which comes with supports for mounting on a wall.
Topping the racing posters in the auction is a famous George Ham illustration for the 1954 Le Mans 24-hour race, which depicts sports cars speeding through the French road course at night.
The auction also features an Oracio Pagani work shirt used by the founder of Pagani Automobili. The white cotton shirt has the Pagani logo on the pocket and is presented in a wooden frame (est. $500-$600).
The auction will begin Tuesday, June 26, at 9 p.m. Eastern.