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This is a 40mph scale replica of Nigel Mansell’s Williams FW14B

The FW14B has been made 25 per cent smaller and a whole lot cheaper. Auction estimate is just £15.5k

Published: 01 Jul 2024

Back in 2020 Sebastian Vettel bought Nigel Mansell’s Williams FW14B. We don’t know how many millions of pounds the four-time F1 champ paid for Mansell’s most famous car, but he has since driven it on a number of occasions using synthetic fuels. Good man.

But hang on. What if you want the FW14B experience but haven’t got quite as much spare cash as Mr Vettel and don’t want it to be powered by any fuel at all?

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Well, if you’re not too tall we might just have the answer. This is a 75 per cent scale model of the 1992 F1 World Championship winning 'Red Five' complete with carbon fibre bodywork, a hand-painted Williams livery and a 1,000-watt lithium battery connected to a 48-volt electric motor.

Apparently, it has a top speed of 40mph and there are slick tyres, hydraulic disc brakes all round and even a rear differential. Heck there’s a suede seat and a three-point race harness too, but the auction listing states that it’s only suitable for drivers between the ages of 5 and 15. Booo. We’re sure we could squeeze in. 

And yes, we did say auction listing. This thing will cross the block at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2024 sale. The estimate? Somewhere between £15,500 and £23,500. Yep, it’s an absolute bargain. Someone get Seb on the phone, he’s clearly wasted his money on the real thing…

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