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    Senna's Mclaren MP4/8A up for Auction in May @ Bonhams

    Here's another one I would not mind having/buying....next to Schumi's F2001.

    Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix winning F1 car for auction

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    The McLaren MP4/8A driven by Ayrton Senna to his final Monaco Grand Prix win in the 1993 Formula 1 season is to be auctioned by Bonhams in May.

    Senna used this car - chassis number six - to claim his sixth and last victory in Monaco, a record that still stands 25 years on.

    He also drove the car in a further seven races that year, finishing second behind eventual champion Alain Prost on the chassis' debut at the fifth round in Spain.

    Following its final race at the Italian GP, where Senna retired after contact with Damon Hill and then Martin Brundle, chassis six was used as a spare car for the final two events in Japan and Australia - both of which Senna won.

    The Ford-powered MP4/8A is listed by Bonhams as being "startlingly well-preserved" and in "running order".

    Although Bonhams will not quote an exact estimate, it expects the McLaren to fetch a high seven-figure sum when it goes up for auction on May 11 at the Monaco Sale.

    In November last year Michael Schumacher's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning 2001 Ferrari sold for $7.5million, making it the most valuable modern era F1 car ever sold at auction.

    Mark Osborne, Bonhams' specialist global head of motorsport, said: "Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic grand prix car driver of the modern era, and the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 world championship history.

    "This particular chassis, number six, cemented Senna's legend as the master of Monaco.

    "We at Bonhams are both honoured and thrilled to be presenting one of the most significant grand prix cars of all time."

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13...up-for-auction

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Here's another one I would not mind having/buying....next to Schumi's F2001.
    If it was Honda powered id like to burn it.
    ah hell Id like to burn it anyway....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranksterGM View Post
    If it was Honda powered id like to burn it.
    ah hell Id like to burn it anyway....
    But Schumi drove that F2001! Burn it anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    But Schumi drove that F2001! Burn it anyway?
    The McLaren of Senna lol, not the Ferrari... never the Ferrari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranksterGM View Post
    The McLaren of Senna lol, not the Ferrari... never the Ferrari.
    Capisco benissimo! Solo scherzando!

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