Thus, your neighbors will probably think you’ve won the lottery when the delivery truck arrives at your home with this Williams Formula 1 car.
Commissioned by Williams themselves, it sports the same livery as the 2005 racers used by Mark Webber and Nick Heidfeld.
Unlike the real deal, though, it doesn’t cost a fortune to buy it. And that’s because it lacks an engine, transmission, hydraulics and wiring loom. Also, while some components may be from the original FW21 racer, the chassis is a replication, for money-saving purposes, hence the ‘replica’ tag.
Listed for the SilverstoneAuctions event that takes place at the Silverstone Circuit, in the UK, on July 19, this Williams Formula 1 car may not take its winning bidder fast around the track. But as the auction house says, it’s “ideal for a boardroom, showroom or man cave”, highlighting the fact that it’s “in excellent condition”.
In fact, it looks so good that it’s believed to fetch between £10,000 and £12,000 (equal to $13,199-$15,838), plus a buyer’s premium of 15 percent, tax included.
This kind of money would get you a new subcompact car in most markets. And that’s not bad at all, but some people would like to own something different. Plus, unlike extra valuable former F1 cars in private collections, or car art, like the Pagani hanged in a living room, this one won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Moreover, if you’re into this kind of thing, you could find a Cosworth V8 to fit in the engine bay for a reasonable sum, as there are too many of those around.The difficult part is sourcing the rest of the components that are missing to make this fully functional, but if there’s a will (and cash), there’s a way.
Or you can just give it a good wash and put it on display wherever you like. If you don’t say it’s a replica, we doubt many, if anyone, would know the difference anyway.