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Schumacher's championship winning Ferrari to be auctioned

by Ravi Ved Pics: Dppi Posted on 12 Apr 2012 381 Views

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The Ferrari that brought Michael Schumacher his drivers' title in 2000 will go under the hammer in May 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta

 

Schumacher championship winning Ferrari to be auctioned

 

 

An announcement from RM Auctions recently declared that Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 car that brought Ferrari its first championship title after 21years will be auctioned at Monaco next month. The auction in Monaco will stretch over two days and will offer some of the most exotic vintage cars.


The F1 2000, one of the eight produced in total, with chassis number 204, was used by Michael Schumacher in the 2000 season of Formula 1, for testing, Friday Practices and also for racing. The car had to retire from the Austrian Grand Prix that year following contact with a rival car.


The car was later purchased by a fan in 2006. After a tedious and expensive process that cost nearly $200,000, the car was restored to operating condition in 2008 by Ferrari. The restoring process also included installing a brand new Tipo 049 3.0-litre Vee-ten engine, the same engine that was used in the Formula 1 World Championship that year. The car has been driven for just 300 miles after the restoring process was completed.      


Along with the F1 2000, a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta will also go under the hammer in Monaco. Regarded as one of the most beautiful GT cars this particular model is number 347 out of the 350 cars produced. The car was first displayed in the 1962 Paris Show, and sported smooth flowing lines with a fastback shape typical of the GT cars of the time.


The auction will take place on May 11 and 12 at The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

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