The Ferrari 126 C4/M2 is being offered for Auction by Bonhams at the LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS in Paris, France on Thursday, February 6, 2014.
From the Auction lot for this Ferrari F1 Car for sale:
The 1984 Ferrari 126 C4/M2 is one of the last Ferrari Formula 1 cars that can be raced and maintained without official ‘Ferrari Clienti’ team support.
Driven throughout the 1984 F1 World Championship season by Michele Alboreto, who finished fourth, the Ferrari also starred in the 1984-5 Ferrari Yearbook, which features the year’s most influential models.
After Alboreto’s sixth-place finish in chassis 072 at the Monaco Grand Prix, the carbon fibre chassis was then modified extensively by Ferrari’s English engineer, Harvey Postlethwaite.
At the end of the season after just four Grand Prix races it was retired and went to a collector, where it remained unused until last year.
The 1984 season was not as successful, as McLaren introduced their extremely successful MP4/2 car, which was far more effective than the 126C4 and dominated the year. Although the 126C4 won only once in 1984 fittingly it was at the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder where Villeneuve had been killed in 1982 and it was Italian Michele Alboreto driving the #27 (as Villeveuve had done) who won his first race for the team. Alboreto also scored the team’s only pole position of the season at Zolder.
Ferrari ultimately finished as runner up in the constructors’ championship, some 86 points behind the dominant McLarens and 10 points clear of the Lotus-Renaults.
PRICE: Auction Estimate: €400,000 – €600,000.
Check out the auction Lot information at bonhams.com and check back after the auction to find out the price.
Sold for €483,000 (£396,784) inc. premium