First edition. Limited / collector's edition. Three volumes. Publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine, pictorial paper onlay to the upper board. Housed in the original slipcase. Profusely illustrated with colour and black and white photographs throughout, including many from behind the scenes taken at the great circuits of Monaco, Monza, Rouen-les-Essarts and Le Mans, as well as lesser known sports-car-racing venues such as Havana, Buenos Aires, Hawaii, Caracas and beyond. Photographed almost exclusively on Kodachrome. Printed on the finest Italian art paper. Each volume and slipcase is in fine condition. Volume I covers the years 1951 to 1956, from Phil Hill's visit to Pikes Peak as a spectator in 1951, through his early minor-league races around the USA, leading to the start of his international racing career on the Carrera PanAmericana in Mexico in 1952 and at Le Mans in 1953. Volume II covers Phil's years with Ferrari from 1957 to 1962, a magical era for motor sport during which he famously won the Le Mans 24-Hours three times and, the Formula 1 Drivers' World Championship in 1961. Volume III is the full story of Phil's formative years and racing life, from his Californian childhood during the 1930s to the start of his later years as a much loved elder statesman of the American vintage and classic car movement. A monumental, award winning production.
Volumes I and II are limited to 700 copies, Volume III is limited to 600 copies. Awarded "Car Book of the Year Award 2018" by l'Académie Bellecour, France. Please note: This is an extremely heavy set of books, shipping outside of the UK will be subject to increased charges to cover the exact cost of transit.
Stock code: 18885