24 hours LeMans Clock & Race Display = Second Most Famous CLOCK in the WORLD - For Sale
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24 Hours of LeMans Clock & Race Display
You are looking at what sale houses and appraisers have called the “Second Most Famous Clock in the World” for the 24 hours of LeMans in France
This is the Original LeMans Clock & Race Display which was located at the Start / Finish line for the 24 hours race and was the Official Time for the start of the race AND Race Display/ Race Control during the race and Official Time for the Finish.
We purchased this Clock and Race Display from the ACO, organizers of the 24 hours of LeMans race, at the ACO Museum Archive sale.
We have in a folder of 8 x 10 glossy photos of the sale. The photos show the clock, lights along with the head of the ACO Museum, Director of the Curcuit of LeMans, and the saleeer, the sale Catalog Pages, and the display housing in storage at LeMans
In the 100+ years of the 24 hours of LeMans this is the ONLY LeMans Clock (and race display) in Private Hands.
About the Clock & Displays
Finish was Deep Red Brown in 1990 (which you can see) and was then painted in Blue and Yellow the colors of the ACO = the finish is as we purchased and therefore 99% original and shows the original Patina
Size: 118” (300cm) by 59” (150cm) by 16.5” (42cm) weight 900 pounds
The Clock on its own, is an exceptional piece, which can be programmed for any of the 24 hour time zones, and is accurate to + or – .01 of a second. The master clock can be equipped with an optional antenna for synchronization with the Atomic Clocks in France or Germany, or with a GPS antenna for synchronized anywhere it should be in the world.
If the power goes out, once the power is restored, the clock will fast forward itself to the current correct time.
Lap Counter (LED)
This originally held the LED display for the race leader number; this LED display is still in use today in the current LeMans Clock & Display.
Therefore depending on the ultimate buyer we see a number of possibilities
a) Advertising Panel
b) Replacement like the Original LED Display
c) Install a digital clock = for use in Timed Events (ie: Track & Field or any timed event)
d) Flat Screen TV
e) The one we like = Digital Timing Clock (day, date, time) and Flat Screen TV = which allows not only for event timing, but also post race photo opportunities. Example: Marathon = after the race one could show the runner crossing the finish line on the Flat Screen along with there time for a post race family “Photo in a Photo” Opportunity (also a fund raising opportunity)
This clock & display are truly a global piece = works on 110v to 230v anywhere in the world.
Comes with a Custom Built, reusable HD export crate for shipping anywhere in the world
Crate size is 127” by 36” by 69” weight of crate including clock & display = 1485 pounds
Restoration: 1000+ hours in research, engineering and restoration . . .
at a conservative @$100 per hour = $100,000
LeMans Mystic & Iconic Global Stature
The most valuable collector cars in the world today ALL trace their pedigree and values to the 24 hours of LeMans.
Bugatti (the rarest selling for over $30 million).
1959 LeMans Aston Martin won driven by Carroll Shelby set the stage for both of the brands
1960’s era Ferrari GTO’s sell for $10m to $15m.
Famous Ford GT40’s of 1966 to 1967 = winner cars valued at $10M+.
Porsches wins at LeMans begin in 1970’s.
Steve McQueen’s LeMans Movie (1970) featured the “24 Hour Clock” . . . Steve McQueen racing uniform from his film sold in December 2011 in LA for $984,000 = nearly $1m dollars
This clock & display was used from 1991 to 2000 which includes some of the greatest names:
Mazda 1991 (only Japanese car company to win = neither Honda nor Toyota have won?!), Peugeot 1992 + 1993, Porsche 1994+1996+1997+1998, McClaren 1995 only winBMW 1999Audi 2000 ... each of these winning cars are valued in excess of $1M+. Much like the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, Borg Warner Trophy at Indy 500 . . . the 24 hours of LeMans is an Iconic Symbol of Endurance & Performance at the highest level = Truly a Globally Recognized Iconic Symbol. The Halo effect of LeMans Applications/Uses Museums Porsche for its new HQ and driver experience/delivery center in Atlanta or Porsche under construction experience/delivery center in the LA area Mazda at one of its various worldwide sites Events of all types = Golf Marathon = “sponsored by or brought to you by” London Marathon, Boston, NY, China or the Middle East Race for the Cure = sponsorship or Fund Raiser (take your and/or your family photo with Clock & Display) Brand Image This IS the Most Famous Clock in the World for: Endurance Speed High Performance Winning 100+ years proven Global Halo Effect AND it does not get any more Rare & Exclusive = it is the Only One In the World in Private Hands = truly a Global Iconic = Once in a Lifetime Opportunity. AIC International Corporation, World Trade Center, PO Box 421427, Dallas, Texas 75342