April 21, 2024

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Jody Scheckter Collection Consigned to RM Sotheby’s Monaco

If you’re an F1 fan, take note: RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction, scheduled for May 11, will present 12 cars — mostly Formula One racers — from South African driver Jody Scheckter’s collection.

Image: Tom Wood, courtesy RM Sotheby’s

Scheckter won the 1979 F1 World Championship in a Ferrari 312 T4 — and that very car will be offered as part of this collection. Scheckter drove the car to victory at the Belgian, Monaco and Italian Grands Prix that year, and later bought the car from the Ferrari factory. As such, he’s been the car’s only driver. It’s the first Ferrari Grand Prix racer to use ground effect and is powered by a 3.0 flat 12 engine. Championship-winning Ferrari F1 cars are rare on the market — particularly in original condition and offered by their championship-winning drivers. This is both, and RM Sotheby’s has it estimated to be worth between €5,250,000 – €6,500,000.

Three McLarens are also part of the collection: the 1973 McLaren M23 that Peter Revson drove to victory in the 1973 British GP, the 1971 McLaren M19A and the 1972 McLaren M21. All three will be offered without reserve.

The M23 competed in Formula One, F5000 and Can Am in four continents in period, and is formerly part of the McLaren factory collection. RM Sotheby’s estimates it at €1,750,000 – €2,250,000.

The M19A was Scheckter’s first F1 ride at the USGP at Watkins Glen. It’s one of two that exist, and was driven by Hulme, Revson and Oliver. It’s estimated at €750,000 – €1,000,000. The M21 comes from the Formula Two category and is expected to bring from €130,000 – €200,000.

Image: Simon Clay, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Beyond that, a 1975 Tyrrell 007 driven by Scheckter in 12 races from 1975 and 1976 is included, estimated at €650,000 – €900,000, as well as a 6-wheel 2008 Tyrrell P34 built out of parts and an unused period chassis. It’s thought to be worth from €450,000 – €650,000.

The auction takes place at the Grimaldi Forum alongside the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique on May 11.

Learn more here.

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