Buy Michael Schumacher’s Still-Drivable Benetton-Ford F1 Car
What happened to Michael Schumacher in 2013 was a tragedy. He’s still in recovery, but that doesn’t mean the community isn’t constantly thinking of the IndyCar legend. And there are plenty of ways to honor and keep him in mind. What better way than to marvel at the cars he drove?
This 1991-1992 Benetton-Ford B191/191B Formula 1 car is going up for auction. It has an incredible roster of drivers, including Schumacher, Nelson Piquet Sr., and Martin Brundle. Each driver had major milestones in this car. Schumacher finished on the podium for the first time ever in it, Piquet drove his last Grand Prix in it, and Brundle drove his first race with Benetton with it.
Chassis No. 06 has a 72-degree 3.5-liter Ford V8 that makes 730 horsepower and revs to 13,800 rpm. The best part? It’s been maintained by a specialist race preparation company. So it’s technically drivable, if you have a track to play around with a piece of history on.
There’s no reserve on the Bonhams auction, but it’s expected to get around $300,000.
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