The Ferrari F300 is being offered for Auction at the Motostalgia in Austin, TX on Sunday, November 16, 2013.
From the Auction lot for this Ferrari F1 Car for sale:
Chassis no. 183
805 BHP, 2,997 cc DOHC V-10 engine, 7-speed button-shift transmission, independent front and rear pushrod-activated torsion arm suspension, and 4-wheel ventilated carbon-ceramic composite disc brakes. Wheelbase: 116.25”
The third of only nine built
Driven by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine
Engine and transmission rebuilt in 2009; Ferrari Classiche certified
Early Rory Byrne-designed F1 Ferrari
The precursor to Ferrari’s millennial F1 dominance
The Ferrari F300 was a competitive and reliable car, however it was still aerodynamically inferior to the McLaren MP4/13. Despite this, Michael Schumacher battled his way to second place in the world championship behind Mika Häkkinen. Ferrari also finished as runners-up in the constructors’ championship. The car was an excellent base for the dominance which Ferrari would achieve in the following seasons.
As with all Formula 1 cars, the F300 was heavily and consistently revised during the 1998 season. At the Argentina, a wider front tyre from Goodyear was introduced which significantly improved the handling of the car. “X-wings” were introduced at the San Marino Grand Prix, but were later banned due to safety reasons. A longer wheelbase version of the car was introduced for the German and Belgian Grands Prix and a new spec engine was also designed for the title-deciding Japanese GP. The most significant upgrade to the car, however, was introduced at the Canadian GP, where it received a new diffuser, new rear body panels, a new delta-shaped front wing and top exiting exhausts, the latter of which improved cooling and aerodynamics of the car which was so effective that many other teams copied the design.
PRICE: Auction Estimate: $950,000 – $1,150,000.
Check out the auction Lot information at motostalgia.com 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.
Also check out the Predecessor Ferrari F1 car the F310B which is also up for sale this month.
At the same Auction you can get a 1996 Benetton B196