Published on March 22nd, 2012 | by Seán Ward0
Senna’s F1 Car Auction
Ayrton Senna’s Formula 1 Toleman car, famously driven by Senna in his first ever Monaco GP to second place, despite horrific weather, will be going to auction on the 16th May as part of ‘The Spring Sale’ at Silverstone.
This is the first time Senna’s TG184-2 has been offered for sale for more than 16 years, but quite what the car will go for isn’t known yet; expect prices to be around the £1 million mark.
Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said: “We are thrilled to bring this iconic race car to auction as it’s undoubtedly one of the most important lots we’ve ever offered under the hammer.
“Senna mania is reaching fever pitch and rightly so as he’s considered by many as the greatest F1 driver we’ve ever seen. It goes without saying that this will be one of the star attractions at the sale as it’s a very rare chance to own a much sought after piece of motorsport and Ayrton Senna history.”
Senna also took this car to 3rd in the British GP, and then 7th in the Canadian GP.
“Excitement is building for the auction which promises to be a must attend sale for any serious collector or motorsport enthusiast. Apart from the Senna F1 car, another notable early entry is a stunning 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, estimated at between £190,000 to £210,000. If these are examples of what’s to follow, then it promises to be quite an event,” added Whale.
Earlier in the year, Senna’s race suit was sold for £35,650, before his helmet which sold for £74,750.