A truly magnificent piece of motorsport history will hit the auction block at The Spring Sale to be hosted by Silverstone Auctions on 16th May, as Ayrton Senna’s first ever Formula 1 car goes under the hammer. The Toleman TG184-2 Formula One car is the machine in which Senna took the second place in the rain-soaked 1984 Monaco GP, the grand prix that demonstrated Senna’s extraordinary talent.
The car also bought Senna a 3rd in the British and a 7th in the Canadian Grand Prix’s. It is the firs time a car like this appears in the marketplace. It’s been in private ownership for the past 16 years. The TG184-2 is expected to sell for a hefty price, considering that Senna’s helmet and race suit each fetched £74,750 and £35,650 respectively. It’s a solid investment though.
Apart from the Senna F1 car, another notable early entry is a stunning 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, estimated at between £190,000 to £210,000.
Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “We are thrilled to bring this iconic race car to auction as it’s undoubtedly one of the most important lots we’ve ever offered under the hammer.
“Senna mania is reaching fever pitch and rightly so as he’s considered by many as the greatest F1 driver we’ve ever seen. It goes without saying that this will be one of the star attractions at the sale as it’s a very rare chance to own a much sought after piece of motorsport and Ayrton Senna history.”