Ex-Schumacher Ferrari F1 Car Auctioned For Huge Sum
Driven by Michael Schumacher, the car was used in four victories, winning in the Canadian, French, and British Grands Prix, along with leading a memorable one-two victory at the Italian GP in Monza, according to racingnews365.com.
Listed as "Chassis number 187", Schumacher's car was noted as being an F300 chassis to have a 100 percent win record.
Schumacher's Ferarri Sold At Auction"The Scuderia retained chassis 187 until September 1999, when it was sold directly, and privately, to the previous owner (along with a small package of spares) in the same race-used condition in which it remains today," the listing on RM Sotheby's read.
"In their 23 years of custodianship, chassis 187 has been treated as a closely held and entirely preserved specimen of Formula 1 history.
The Top-Seller Of the Auction - A Ferrari 410 Sport Spider Sold For $22,005,000.
But the star of the RM/Southby's annual Monterey auction was another car, a 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti.
One of just two factory-campaigned 410 Sports equipped with a 24-spark plug 4.9-liter V-12; this stupendous car it's a Scuderia Ferrari team car driven by Juan Manuel Fangio at the 1956 1000 KM Buenos Aires.
According to hemmings.com, the car was piloted by Carroll Shelby who won more races as a driver in this chassis than any other car in his racing career, with eight wins and 10 podium finishes.
The car was raced in period by legendary drivers Phil Hill, Eugenio Castellotti, Masten Gregory, Richie Ginther, Joakim Bonnier, Bruce Kessler, Jim Rathmann, and Chuck Daigh and it is among the most successful of all even-numbered sports racing Ferraris, having been campaigned in nearly 40 races in-period with 11 victories and 19 total podium finishes from 1956–1958.
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