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Michael Schumacher’s old racer is up for auction

This Benetton-Ford is expected to go for at least £180,000 next month

  • If you’ve recently won the lottery and have an interest in Formula One cars from the 1990s, then this might be the impulse buy for you.

    The Ford-Benetton B191B seen here is expected to fetch £180,000 or more when it goes under the hammer in Monte Carlo next month, having previously been driven by two world champions during its racing days.

    ‘Which world champions?’ we hear you ask. Well for a start, Nelson Piquet – the winner of an impressive three drivers titles – made his farewell from the sport in this car at the Australian GP in 1991.

    And while he was waving goodbye to Formula One, one future star was on the verge of entering the motoring world’s biggest stage; a certain Michael Schumacher, to be precise. You may have heard of him...

    A relic of the 3.5-litre era, the Series V Ford HB V8 engine was capable of revving to 13,800rpm and generated a thunderous 730bhp, although presumably it would take a very thorough service to recreate those figures in 2016.

    Nor is it likely to pass certain emissions rules; the 204-litre fuel tank suggests that the engine is, um, rather thirsty.

    While this car is targeting a sale price in the region of £200,000, it’s being sold without a reserve. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to win it at a fraction of the price.

    If there’s an empty space in your garage...

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  • If you’ve recently won the lottery and have an interest in Formula One cars from the 1990s, then this might be the impulse buy for you.

    The Ford-Benetton B191B seen here is expected to fetch £180,000 or more when it goes under the hammer in Monte Carlo next month, having previously been driven by two world champions during its racing days.

    ‘Which world champions?’ we hear you ask. Well for a start, Nelson Piquet – the winner of an impressive three drivers titles – made his farewell from the sport in this car at the Australian GP in 1991.

    And while he was waving goodbye to Formula One, one future star was on the verge of entering the motoring world’s biggest stage; a certain Michael Schumacher, to be precise. You may have heard of him...

    A relic of the 3.5-litre era, the Series V Ford HB V8 engine was capable of revving to 13,800rpm and generated a thunderous 730bhp, although presumably it would take a very thorough service to recreate those figures in 2016.

    Nor is it likely to pass certain emissions rules; the 204-litre fuel tank suggests that the engine is, um, rather thirsty.

    While this car is targeting a sale price in the region of £200,000, it’s being sold without a reserve. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to win it at a fraction of the price.

    If there’s an empty space in your garage...

  • If you’ve recently won the lottery and have an interest in Formula One cars from the 1990s, then this might be the impulse buy for you.

    The Ford-Benetton B191B seen here is expected to fetch £180,000 or more when it goes under the hammer in Monte Carlo next month, having previously been driven by two world champions during its racing days.

    ‘Which world champions?’ we hear you ask. Well for a start, Nelson Piquet – the winner of an impressive three drivers titles – made his farewell from the sport in this car at the Australian GP in 1991.

    And while he was waving goodbye to Formula One, one future star was on the verge of entering the motoring world’s biggest stage; a certain Michael Schumacher, to be precise. You may have heard of him...

    A relic of the 3.5-litre era, the Series V Ford HB V8 engine was capable of revving to 13,800rpm and generated a thunderous 730bhp, although presumably it would take a very thorough service to recreate those figures in 2016.

    Nor is it likely to pass certain emissions rules; the 204-litre fuel tank suggests that the engine is, um, rather thirsty.

    While this car is targeting a sale price in the region of £200,000, it’s being sold without a reserve. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to win it at a fraction of the price.

    If there’s an empty space in your garage...

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  • If you’ve recently won the lottery and have an interest in Formula One cars from the 1990s, then this might be the impulse buy for you.

    The Ford-Benetton B191B seen here is expected to fetch £180,000 or more when it goes under the hammer in Monte Carlo next month, having previously been driven by two world champions during its racing days.

    ‘Which world champions?’ we hear you ask. Well for a start, Nelson Piquet – the winner of an impressive three drivers titles – made his farewell from the sport in this car at the Australian GP in 1991.

    And while he was waving goodbye to Formula One, one future star was on the verge of entering the motoring world’s biggest stage; a certain Michael Schumacher, to be precise. You may have heard of him...

    A relic of the 3.5-litre era, the Series V Ford HB V8 engine was capable of revving to 13,800rpm and generated a thunderous 730bhp, although presumably it would take a very thorough service to recreate those figures in 2016.

    Nor is it likely to pass certain emissions rules; the 204-litre fuel tank suggests that the engine is, um, rather thirsty.

    While this car is targeting a sale price in the region of £200,000, it’s being sold without a reserve. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to win it at a fraction of the price.

    If there’s an empty space in your garage...

  • If you’ve recently won the lottery and have an interest in Formula One cars from the 1990s, then this might be the impulse buy for you.

    The Ford-Benetton B191B seen here is expected to fetch £180,000 or more when it goes under the hammer in Monte Carlo next month, having previously been driven by two world champions during its racing days.

    ‘Which world champions?’ we hear you ask. Well for a start, Nelson Piquet – the winner of an impressive three drivers titles – made his farewell from the sport in this car at the Australian GP in 1991.

    And while he was waving goodbye to Formula One, one future star was on the verge of entering the motoring world’s biggest stage; a certain Michael Schumacher, to be precise. You may have heard of him...

    A relic of the 3.5-litre era, the Series V Ford HB V8 engine was capable of revving to 13,800rpm and generated a thunderous 730bhp, although presumably it would take a very thorough service to recreate those figures in 2016.

    Nor is it likely to pass certain emissions rules; the 204-litre fuel tank suggests that the engine is, um, rather thirsty.

    While this car is targeting a sale price in the region of £200,000, it’s being sold without a reserve. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to win it at a fraction of the price.

    If there’s an empty space in your garage...

  • If you’ve recently won the lottery and have an interest in Formula One cars from the 1990s, then this might be the impulse buy for you.

    The Ford-Benetton B191B seen here is expected to fetch £180,000 or more when it goes under the hammer in Monte Carlo next month, having previously been driven by two world champions during its racing days.

    ‘Which world champions?’ we hear you ask. Well for a start, Nelson Piquet – the winner of an impressive three drivers titles – made his farewell from the sport in this car at the Australian GP in 1991.

    And while he was waving goodbye to Formula One, one future star was on the verge of entering the motoring world’s biggest stage; a certain Michael Schumacher, to be precise. You may have heard of him...

    A relic of the 3.5-litre era, the Series V Ford HB V8 engine was capable of revving to 13,800rpm and generated a thunderous 730bhp, although presumably it would take a very thorough service to recreate those figures in 2016.

    Nor is it likely to pass certain emissions rules; the 204-litre fuel tank suggests that the engine is, um, rather thirsty.

    While this car is targeting a sale price in the region of £200,000, it’s being sold without a reserve. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to win it at a fraction of the price.

    If there’s an empty space in your garage...

  • If you’ve recently won the lottery and have an interest in Formula One cars from the 1990s, then this might be the impulse buy for you.

    The Ford-Benetton B191B seen here is expected to fetch £180,000 or more when it goes under the hammer in Monte Carlo next month, having previously been driven by two world champions during its racing days.

    ‘Which world champions?’ we hear you ask. Well for a start, Nelson Piquet – the winner of an impressive three drivers titles – made his farewell from the sport in this car at the Australian GP in 1991.

    And while he was waving goodbye to Formula One, one future star was on the verge of entering the motoring world’s biggest stage; a certain Michael Schumacher, to be precise. You may have heard of him...

    A relic of the 3.5-litre era, the Series V Ford HB V8 engine was capable of revving to 13,800rpm and generated a thunderous 730bhp, although presumably it would take a very thorough service to recreate those figures in 2016.

    Nor is it likely to pass certain emissions rules; the 204-litre fuel tank suggests that the engine is, um, rather thirsty.

    While this car is targeting a sale price in the region of £200,000, it’s being sold without a reserve. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to win it at a fraction of the price.

    If there’s an empty space in your garage...

    Advertisement - Page continues below
  • If you’ve recently won the lottery and have an interest in Formula One cars from the 1990s, then this might be the impulse buy for you.

    The Ford-Benetton B191B seen here is expected to fetch £180,000 or more when it goes under the hammer in Monte Carlo next month, having previously been driven by two world champions during its racing days.

    ‘Which world champions?’ we hear you ask. Well for a start, Nelson Piquet – the winner of an impressive three drivers titles – made his farewell from the sport in this car at the Australian GP in 1991.

    And while he was waving goodbye to Formula One, one future star was on the verge of entering the motoring world’s biggest stage; a certain Michael Schumacher, to be precise. You may have heard of him...

    A relic of the 3.5-litre era, the Series V Ford HB V8 engine was capable of revving to 13,800rpm and generated a thunderous 730bhp, although presumably it would take a very thorough service to recreate those figures in 2016.

    Nor is it likely to pass certain emissions rules; the 204-litre fuel tank suggests that the engine is, um, rather thirsty.

    While this car is targeting a sale price in the region of £200,000, it’s being sold without a reserve. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to win it at a fraction of the price.

    If there’s an empty space in your garage...

  • If you’ve recently won the lottery and have an interest in Formula One cars from the 1990s, then this might be the impulse buy for you.

    The Ford-Benetton B191B seen here is expected to fetch £180,000 or more when it goes under the hammer in Monte Carlo next month, having previously been driven by two world champions during its racing days.

    ‘Which world champions?’ we hear you ask. Well for a start, Nelson Piquet – the winner of an impressive three drivers titles – made his farewell from the sport in this car at the Australian GP in 1991.

    And while he was waving goodbye to Formula One, one future star was on the verge of entering the motoring world’s biggest stage; a certain Michael Schumacher, to be precise. You may have heard of him...

    A relic of the 3.5-litre era, the Series V Ford HB V8 engine was capable of revving to 13,800rpm and generated a thunderous 730bhp, although presumably it would take a very thorough service to recreate those figures in 2016.

    Nor is it likely to pass certain emissions rules; the 204-litre fuel tank suggests that the engine is, um, rather thirsty.

    While this car is targeting a sale price in the region of £200,000, it’s being sold without a reserve. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to win it at a fraction of the price.

    If there’s an empty space in your garage...

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