If you want to buy a piece -- or five -- of Ferrari F1 history, then be ready on May 10. The FerrariStore.com is hawking five pieces from late vintage F1 challengers, all of them World Championship winning cars: the front wing and side plates from the F2004, an F2003-GA rear wing side plate and closed left side panel (sidepod?), F2001 gearbox gears, and a rear BBS wheel from the F1-2000 and a carrying case. Each item comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Jean Todt. Once registered with FerrariStore.com, anyone can bid. While you're there, check out the genuine F1 engine for a cool €47,600. The auction starts at 3 p.m. Thursday (Italian time, we believe) and runs until Monday, May 21.
FERRARISTORE.COM: MEMORABILIA GOES UNDER THE HAMMER!
Maranello (Italy), 9 May 2007 – The first online auction of Ferrari memorabilia, comprising much-sought-after original Ferrari F1 components, takes place at www.FerrariStore.com tomorrow, May 10 from 3.00 PM.
A total of five items will go under the hammer in this first extraordinary sale. Most of the lots will be components from World Championship-winning F1 cars. The sale list comprises: the front wing with side plates from the F2004 World Championship-winning car, the rear wing side plate and the closed aerodynamic cooling left side panel from the World Championship-winning F2003-GA, the gearbox gears from the F2001 World Champion, and the rear BBS Wheel Ferrari F1-2000 World Champion complete with original red metal Scuderia Ferrari flight case (a detailed description of the individual items follows below).
The authenticity of the components is guaranteed by a certificate of origin signed by Ferrari CEO Jean Todt.
FerrariStore.com auctions are open to all. Potential bidders need only register with the site, then log in at the MyFerrariStore.com section and accept the terms and conditions of sale.
As the Prancing Horse's only official online web-shop, FerrariStore.com offers a wide and varied selection of articles for sale ranging in price from a mouse pad for €9.40 to an F1 engine with a price tag of €47,600. FerrariStore.com is also a multilingual site available in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.
Over 500 products are listed in its online catalogue, each one with its own detailed product description. The items on offer range from the Replica sportswear line to casual menswear, women's wear and kids' wear. There is also an excellent choice of accessories and model cars plus a dedicated leisure section and a choice of Prancing Horse 60th Anniversary items – a select array of attractive, elegant articles specially manufactured for Ferrari by leading firms in the various areas covered. Products are delivered to over 60 countries worldwide within two to three working days too.
Description of auction items:
1) Rear BBS Wheel Ferrari F1-2000 World Champion
Wheels immediately conjure up the world of F1. This particular wheel, in fact, was originally sported by the F1-2000. 2000 was one of the most significant years in Ferrari's F1 career: the team scored 170 points, 10 victories and 10 poles, winning both world titles in the process. For the first time in 21 long years, a Ferrari driver, Michael Schumacher, was crowned World Drivers' Champion while the Scuderia Ferrari won the Constructors' title for the second year in a row. Uniquely the wheel also comes complete with its original red metal Scuderia Ferrari box. The flight case used to transport it from Maranello to the various Grand Prix not only protects it from damage but also adds to an extra touch of authenticity and value to this collectors' item.
2) Rear wing side plate from the F2003-GA World Champion
This component was fitted to the F2003-GA World Champion, Ferrari's 49th single-seater and the car that gave Michael Schumacher his sixth Drivers' title and Ferrari its fifth Constructors' crown.
3) Front wing with side plates from 2004 World Championship-winning car
This front wing with two side plates was fitted to the World Championship-winning F2004. The component was used by Michael Schumacher during the Hungarian Grand Prix, Rubens Barrichello in the Japanese Grand Prix and Valentino Rossi during a test drive at the Valencia Circuit in February 2006.
4) Closed aerodynamic cooling left side panel from the F2003-GA World Champion
This particular component was installed on the F2003-GA World Champion, Ferrari's 49th single-seater and the car that gave Michael Schumacher his sixth Drivers' title and Ferrari its fifth Constructors' crown.
5) Gearbox gears from the F2001 World Champion
The gearbox gears are another essential component. Each one, including the reverse, has its own serial number and ID plate. You can't get more genuine than that. These particular gearbox gears were installed on the F2001 used in the first championship Grand Prix of the 2002 F1 season. These races contributed to Michael Schumacher winning his fifth World Drivers' title and the fourth World Constructors' title for the Scuderia Ferrari. A thoroughly satisfying season with 15 wins out of 17 races.
The on-line auction will start on Thursday, May 10 at 3.00 PM and it will end on Monday, May 21 at 5.00 PM.