The Ferrari F310 B is being offered for Auction by RM Auctions on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
From the Auction lot for this Ferrari F1 Car for sale:
- Raced by seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine
- Ferrari Classiche certified
- Eligible for admission into Ferrari’s F1 Clienti Program
“Fifty years of Ferrari.” That was the banner leading the Scuderia into the 1997 Formula One season. Fifty years of racing. Fifty years of checkered flags. Fifty years of creating the most iconic sports cars on the planet.
It goes without saying that the marque had accomplished a great deal in its first half century. Achieving multiple wins at the world’s most iconic race tracks, and producing some of the world’s greatest drivers, brought Ferrari from relative obscurity in its early days to the most recognizable automotive brand on the planet. Other manufacturers had come and gone from the sport, but Ferrari was always a constant presence, as they were always aiming for their next World Championship, with a “Prancing Horse” racing by the harbor at Monaco and at breakneck speed through the turns at Silverstone and the straights at Monza, year after year.
With the hiring of Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn to replace Barnard, part of the dream-team that would give Ferrari six straight constructors’ championships from 1999 to 2004, they used the F310 as a base for the F310B, improving it’s shape and mechanicals, making a 5 time winning car in the process.
Regardless, double-champion Michael Schumacher held truth on his 1995 promise that “in 1996 we will win three grands prix, then in 1997 we will challenge for the championship” by taking the challenge to the last round. He was, however, unable to hold off a storming drive by title challenger Jacques Villeneuve; a botched attempt by Schumacher at defending his position ended up with him in the gravel, retired and eventually disqualified from the 1997 season results. The team nonetheless retained their constructors’ points.
PRICE: Auction Estimate: $750,000 – $950,000.
Check out the auction Lot information at RM Auctions and check back in a month or so to find out the price.
The Last Ferrari F1 we found for sale was the F2002 and that sold for $2,255,000, I don’t expect this one to match that as the F2002 was a World Championship winning car.
This car did not meet it’s reserve and its highest bid was $630,000