This wonderful original trophy was awarded to 1967 F1 World Champion, Denny Hulme from NZ, during his F1 WDC year when he also competed in Sportscars driving the Ford GT40. In this case it was merited for fastest lap in the Zeltweg 500km race held on 20th August 1967 when the field included Jochen Rindt, Joachim Bonnier and David Piper amongst others. Hulme retired on lap 63 in the number 1 GT40 but his fastest lap time was not beaten.
The silver plated trophy on hardwood base with lid measures 15.5 inches high. The engraved inscription reads “Grosser Preis Von Osterreich, Zeltweg 1967, Ehrenpreis Der Mobil Oil Austria” and the trophy has an green enamelled metal badge of the Austrian Motorsport Association affixed.
Denny partnered Ken Miles in the GT40 MkII at LeMans in 1966 when they were notoriously classified second (having crossed the line first). This was the story featured in the LeMans 66 movie. Miles sadly perished later in 1966 developing what ultimately became the MkIV, the car that Denny drove in 1967.
An unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a unique original trophy from the career of a F1 World Champion with Ford GT40 provenance.