2000 Ferrari F1-2000 - Image courtesy RM AuctionsEnlarge Photo
Yes, one of the cars that helped Ferrari secure its first driver’s title in 21 years.
Stretching over two days, the Monaco auction will offer up some of the most storied production and race cars in the world for the well-heeled collectors and enthusiasts expected to attend.
The F1 car is the F1-2000 with chassis number 204 and is one of only eight produced in total. It was the one least used during actual racing, accruing only 700 miles during its 18 months of testing, qualifying and racing. It was used by Schumacher in the 2000 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix but was retired during the race following contact with a rival car.
Purchased by the current owner in 2006, the F1-2000 was restored to peak operating condition in 2008 by the Ferrari factory, a process that cost nearly $200,000, as reflected by receipts that accompany the car’s documentation. This work included outfitting the car with a proper Tipo 049 engine, which has since been driven only around 300 miles.
1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider - Image courtesy RM AuctionsEnlarge Photo
1966 Ferrari 206 S Dino Spyder - Image courtesy RM AuctionsEnlarge Photo
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta - Image courtesy RM AuctionsEnlarge Photo
Other classic models included in the auction is a 1948 Ferrari 166 Inter Spyder Corsa by Carrozzeria Fontana, a 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina, and a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder.
The auction takes place on May 11 and 12 at The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Admission to the event requires the purchase of an official auction catalogue for 100 euros (approximately $130), which admits two and must be presented at the entrance to be granted entry. In the meantime, head over to the RM Auctions website for a detailed write-up on each of the cars being offered for sale.