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Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 Trophy Wanted by NateDSanders.com

To auction, buy or sell a Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 Trophy or any other item from the Wilbur Shaw estate auction, please call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982, email Nate@NateDSanders.com or go to http://www.NateDSanders.com.

Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 Trophy

Awhile back, there was a Wilbur Shaw estate auction of the Indianapolis 500 driving legend where his Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 trophy sold.  We bought several items and sold several items from that auction.  We currently have a client looking to acquire the Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 trophy if the buyer would consider auctioning it.  Here is what we bought and sold:

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

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.  Very rare Indianapolis 500 memorabilia.  Sold for $15,625.

Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 Trophy

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

Race-Car Legend Wilbur Shaw’s Trophy From His Induction Into The Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1991

Motorsports Hall of Fame trophy from Wilbur Shaw’s induction. Shaw’s son accepted the trophy on his late father’s behalf at the June 1991 ceremony. Shaw’s phenomenal racing career saw him win the Indianapolis 500 three times, and in 1940 set a record as the first driver to win it two years in a row. Trophy, named, ”Horsepower”, is a winged horse of cast iron on a wooden base. Measures 13.75” in height. Base diameter measures 4.75”. Weighs a mighty 20 pounds. Near fine.  Sold for $6,083.

Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 Trophy

Race-Car Legend Wilbur Shaw’s Trophy From His Induction Into The Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1991

Early Wilbur Shaw Racing Trophy From The Bernbach National Championship in 1924

Wilbur Shaw trophy from one of his first seasons in his racing career, when he won the Bernbach National Championship. Shaw saw this victory on 28 September 1924 in the Light Car Class at the Hawthorne Track in Chicago. Measures 14.75” in total height, with a 5.5” diameter base. Silver-plated trophy cup shows some denting and flattening to the rim, with some loss to silver plate, else good.  Sold for $5,027.

Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 Trophy

Early Wilbur Shaw Racing Trophy From The Bernbach National Championship in 1924

Trophy Awarded to Wilbur Shaw, The Winner of The 100 Mile Race at Northampton Track in 1926

First place trophy awarded to Wilbur Shaw from the 100 Mile Race, held at Northampton Track on 11 July 1926. Silver trophy cup is engraved across front, ”Awarded By Huntsbery A.G. / To Winner of 100 Mile Race / Northhampton Track / July 11th 1926”. Trophy measures 12.75” in height and 10” across from handle to handle. Some loss to silver plating and break from base, else very good. From the Wilbur Shaw Estate.  Sold for $3,750.

Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 Trophy

Trophy Awarded to Wilbur Shaw, The Winner of The 100 Mile Race at Northampton Track in 1926

To auction, buy or sell a Wilbur Shaw Indianapolis 500 Trophy or any other item from the Wilbur Shaw estate auction, please call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982, email Nate@NateDSanders.com or go to http://www.NateDSanders.com.

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