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Weekend Thrifty: Putting A Ferrari In My Garage

Bradley Brownell April 23, 2017 Nostalgia 16 Comments

Earlier this weekend I was visiting a local thrift shop to get some 1990’s style attire for an event (follow @RadwoodOfficial on Instagram or check out the event page on Facebook to find out why…). Luckily, I was more than successful in my endeavors, but even better I was able to find this cool framed picture from 1962. Technically my wife found it and told me about it, so thanks are due her, I suppose. 

The 1962 Targa Florio was won by Ferrari with Riccardo Rodriguez (pictured) sharing driving duties with Olivier Gendebien and Willy Mairesse in the Dino 246 SP you see here. For the meager $5 fee, this print seemed like a cool thing to hang in my garage, especially considering that it was printed back in 1964. 

Whenever I go to thrift or antiques shops, I have a knack for finding all of the car-related stuff in the store. Have you ever found anything really cool for really cheap?

  • We don’t have that much of a pawn shop or thrift store culture here, but in a charity sale of a school I got a Swiss made copper pan with stainless steel on the inside and with appropriate lid, about the same price as your print. Worth new about factor 25, but no functionality issues.

  • smokyburnout

    I didn’t buy this, or figure out if it was a print or an original, but it was $6 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04f04ff066cbababb68651015fafc310a8e6d97919b417e14e0e5cd84523fbd7.jpg

    • dead_elvis, inc.

      As in, they’ll pay you six bucks to take it?

      • crank_case

        Six bucks isn’t bad value for a poster frame in fairness..

      • Bradley Brownell

        Man, no love for the ‘timidator? Dang, brother.

        • dukeisduke

          If it doesn’t have a 3 with angel wings, I ain’t buyin’.

        • dead_elvis, inc.

          None, nor for anything NASCAR-related. This definitely includes portraits by a skilled middle school art student.

    • CraigSu

      That’s got to be a Sam Bass print. Might be worth more than you think. His place is very close to Charlotte Motor Speedway, although he’s in pretty bad shape. He needs $350,000 for a pancreas and kidney transplant due to complications from diabetes and there’s a court-ordered bankruptcy auction of his stuff happening on May 3. http://autoweek.com/article/nascar/nascar-artist-sam-bass-sell-collection-bankruptcy-ordered-auction

  • P161911

    I found one of these postcards once in an antique shop. It is from 1910, showing the Auto Speedway in Atlanta, GA. Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indy 500, won a race there in 1910 or 1911. That track was located where the current Atlanta airport is located.

  • dukeisduke

    Wow, a photo by HNM III, “yr fthfl srvnt”. Actually, I think the 1964 date was when it was framed.

    • Bradley Brownell

      Right, the picture was taken in 1962. This print is from 64.

      It’d be hard to take a picture at the 1962 Targa Florio in 1964, yeah?

    • Van_Sarockin

      He was one of the greatest writers R&T has ever had.

      • dukeisduke

        Yes, he was. The guy who famously termed the E-Type a “crumpet catcher”.

    • outback_ute

      And a colorized B&W photo too

  • Sean McMillan

    A couple months ago at Goodwill I found a 1962 and a 1949 Motors Manual along with an auto body textbook from 1951. All in good shape. Paid about 10$ for all three