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The following comes courtesy of Julien’s Auctions. Bids start at $10,000. If you’ve got scratch like that, let me know.
From the auction listing: “An official entry form for the Salinas Sports Car Road Races, signed twice by James Dean in black ink. Dean died en route to the Salinas races on September 30, 1955, in the legendary “Little Bastard” Porsche 550 Spyder, which he was to race in the event. The Salinas races were held October 1 and 2, 1955. This two-page typed document was completed in hand on September 19, 1955, one day past the entry deadline. On the first page, Dean writes his address, the details of the car he is entering, and his pit partner, John von Neumann, the dealer from whom Dean had purchased his Porsche 550 Spyder. The second page, headed “Driver Information,” has Dean’s handwritten name, address, and telephone number, and he writes that he has competed in three previous races, in Palm Springs, Bakersfield, and Santa Barbara. The bottom of the page is signed twice by Dean, as the driver and the owner.”