Nigel Mansell collection heading to auction, including two F1 cars

Lyle Ellerbee

A assortment of 1992 Method 1 winner Nigel Mansell’s automobiles is headed to auction. They’ll be aspect of RM Sotheby’s 2022 Monaco sale, scheduled for May possibly 14.

The highlights are two of Mansell’s F1 vehicles, which includes the Ferrari 640 he drove for the duration of the 1989 period. The 640 debuted the semi-computerized gearbox that later became the conventional in F1, coupled to a V-12 motor. Mansell drove it to victory at the 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix, the 640’s initial outing and Mansell’s initially race with Ferrari.

The auto up for auction is chassis 109, which Mansell also drove in the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix. It was gifted to the British driver at the end of the year, and has been in his selection ever because.

Nigel Mansell's 1989 Ferrari 640 (photo via RM Sotheby's)

Nigel Mansell’s 1989 Ferrari 640 (image by using RM Sotheby’s)

The other F1 auto provided in the sale is a 1991 Williams FW14. Sporting a Renault V-10 and aerodynamics by Adrian Newey, the FW14 brought Mansell and Williams near to a championship, but driver and group lost out to Ayrton Senna and McLaren. Mansell lastly bought his championship the next period in the FW14B, which extra energetic suspension to the combine.

RM Sotheby’s is auctioning off chassis FW14-5, which Mansell drove to dominate the 1991 British Grand Prix. He took pole posture and led each lap of his home race that yr. Mansell then gave Senna a ride again to the pits right after the Brazilian’s vehicle ran out of gas.

The auction also includes the 2005 Reynard 2KI Mansell drove in the Grand Prix Masters collection, a one-make collection that includes retired F1 drivers that only lasted a single period. Rounding out the collection are a 1991 Birkin 7 Dash (a Lotus Seven derivative) and a 1990 iC Modulo M89, a 3-wheeler with in-line seating powered by a 750-cc BMW motorbike motor.

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