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MUSSO L’ULTIMO POETA

A particularly absorbing narration of the dramatic life of Luigi Musso, the talented and fascinating Roman driver, who was part of that group of young...
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A particularly absorbing narration of the dramatic life of Luigi Musso, the talented and fascinating Roman driver, who was part of that group of young Italian champions, which included Eugenio Castellotti, and distinguished themselves in Fifties racing. Musso found success first with Maserati and then with Ferrari and was killed driving one of Maranello’s cars during the 1958 Grand Prix of France. This is the first Luigi Musso biography and is illustrated with 200 extraordinary pictures from the Musso family’s private collection and from the most prestigious international archives.

Condition of the book: good inside but the jacket is not in perfect conditions

Products specifications
Binding Hardbound
Pages 188
Size cm. 26x26
Colour Pictures 17
B/W Pictures 163
Publishing Date 2005
Text Italian
Author Cancellieri Gianni
Author De Agostini Cesare
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