Most of us can only dream of ever driving a single-seat formula racing car, but some people not only get that chance, they do so on a regular basis having acquired one of their own. And if you have the means, you can join their ranks.
F1 and other racing cars regularly pop up for auction – some more enticing, expensive, or famous than others. But at its upcoming Duemila Ruote sale in Milan, RM Sotheby’s has no less than 10 of them available to be sold to the highest bidder.
Far from the noteworthy six- or seven-figure racers we sometimes see, each of these carries a pre-sale estimate ranging from just a couple thousand to no more than 30,000 euros. And with no reserve price on any of them, collectors and track-day enthusiasts alike could stand to walk away with a new toy for a proverbial song.
Among those consigned are four racing cars from March Engineering, the former F1 constructor March Engineering – the outfit once headed by former FIA president Max Mosley. There’s a Formula 3 racer from 1975, a BMW-powered Formula 2 from ’79, an Alfa Romeo-powered Indy car with Miller livery from 1990 and a 1991 Leyton House F1 car that looks a little worse for wear. Joining the March chassis are a Ford-powered ’68 Chevron F2 car, a little ’69 De Sanctis (Formula 850), an ’82 Dallara (F3), an ’85 Ralt (F3), a ’93 Reynard (F3000) and a ’98 Tatuus (Formula Eurocup).
Not into single-seaters? There’s plenty more among the 400+ classic cars on offer (including dozens of Ferraris and one smokin’ hot Lancia Group C prototype) at the event set to take place late in November during the Milano AutoClassica.