February 2014 Auction Ends Thursday, February 27th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/27/2014
Wilbur Shaw's ''Champion 100 Mile an Hour Club'' jacket. Bomber jacket was awarded to Shaw in 1935, as one of the very first 12 Indianapolis 500 drivers to finish the entire 500 miles without relief at a remarkable average speed in excess of 100 miles per hour. The club was founded in 1935 by Champion ad executive, M.C. deWitt as the ''Champion Spark Plugs 100 mph Club''. Fully-lined brown leather jacket features a yellow Club applique on the front and a patch sewn within, embroidered with Shaw's name. Its label identifies the leather as genuine pony skin and its brand as Knopf Sportswear. Wear and fading, with some scattered fraying to lining and knit cuffs, else near fine. From the Wilbur Shaw estate.
Wilbur Shaw's 1935 Indianapolis 500 Jacket -- Given to Him as an Inaugural Member of The ''Champion 100 Mile an Hour Club'' -- From the Wilbur Shaw EstateWilbur Shaw's 1935 Indianapolis 500 Jacket -- Given to Him as an Inaugural Member of The ''Champion 100 Mile an Hour Club'' -- From the Wilbur Shaw Estate
Wilbur Shaw's 1935 Indianapolis 500 Jacket -- Given to Him as an Inaugural Member of The ''Champion 100 Mile an Hour Club'' -- From the Wilbur Shaw Estate
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Minimum Bid: $12,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $15,625
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, February 27, 2014.
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