1948 Borg-Warner Trophy Presented to Mauri Rose for Indianapolis 500 Victory....
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What Rose may have lacked in preparation he more than made up for with natural ability, thrice claiming top honors in auto racing's most prestigious event. Here we feature the award presented to Rose for that third and final Indy victory, one in which he established an Indy 500-best four hour and ten minute time in Lou Moore's Offenhauser-powered Deidt race car. It is one of just a handful of Indianapolis 500 winner's trophies ever to surface on the auction block, and arguably the most noteworthy.
Crafted from heavy bronze on a polished wood plaque, the design announces, "Borg-Warner Trophy, The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race," text which is repeated on the trophy cup just below. On the base of the cup is a charming little sculpted head of the winning driver above engraved lettering which reads "Mauri Rose, 1948, 119.814 M.P.H." The prestigious award exhibits a degree of handling wear expected from over six decades of existence but still displays wonderfully. Dimensions are 11x25".
The trophy has remained in the Rose family since it was presented to Mauri and was consigned directly to Heritage. A letter of provenance from the family will accompany the lot.
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