• Mar 24, 2012
Motorsports history buffs take note: an important piece of racing nostalgia has come up for auction. The Toleman TG184-2 Formula One Car Ayrton Senna drove in his rookie season is available for bid in the Silverstone Auctions Spring Sale.

This is the car that carried Senna to his second-place "victory" in the rain-drenched 1984 Monaco GP, as well as third and seventh-place finishes in the British and Canadian GPs, respectively.

Silverstone Auctions hasn't announced what the vehicle is expected to fetch. The Toleman has been completely restored, and the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine behind the cockpit is in top running order.

The auction will take place at the Silverstone circuit in The Wing building on May 16th. Hit the jump for the full press blast.
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UNIQUE SENNA F1 CAR UP FOR AUCTION

A truly unique piece of motorsport history, a Toleman TG184-2 Formula One car driven by Ayrton Senna in his debut F1 season, is up for auction at The Spring Sale to be hosted by Silverstone Auctions on 16th May.

This particular car has become the stuff of legends and is perhaps best known for Senna's remarkable second place drive in the rain-soaked 1984 Monaco GP, arguably the race which first demonstrated his extraordinary talents to the world.

Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: "We are thrilled to bring this iconic race car to auction as it's undoubtedly one of the most important lots we've ever offered under the hammer.

"Senna mania is reaching fever pitch and rightly so as he's considered by many as the greatest F1 driver we've ever seen. It goes without saying that this will be one of the star attractions at the sale as it's a very rare chance to own a much sought after piece of motorsport and Ayrton Senna history."

Indeed, the Toleman, which Senna also raced to 3rd in the British and 7th in the Canadian Grand Prix's, has been in private ownership for the past 16 years, so its sale at open market really is an opportunity not to be missed.

However, Silverstone Auctions is no stranger to success with Senna related lots. At its first auction of the year, a helmet and race suit used by the driver fetched £74,750and £35,650, respectively, both considerably more than their pre-sale estimates.

And while the race car is undoubtedly one of the key lots at the forthcoming Spring Sale to be held at Silverstone, it will be joined by an impressive range of other race cars, modern sports cars, motorcycles and automobilia

"Excitement is building for the auction which promises to be a must attend sale for any serious collector or motorsport enthusiast. Apart from the Senna F1 car, another notable early entry is a stunning 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, estimated at between £190,000 to £210,000. If these are examples of what's to follow, then it promises to be quite an event," added Nick.

Those interested in submitting an entry into The Spring Sale, or any of Silverstone Auctions forthcoming events, are invited to call the team on 01926 691 141 or email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com

Notes
Formed in 2011 as a joint venture between Nick Whale and Silverstone Circuits - Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles and automotive memorabilia.

The company holds the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit.

Auctions take place in The Wing, the circuit's new £27 million building, which has space to display up to 100 auction vehicles and includes seating accommodation for up to 400 attendees.


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      tantoon6491
      • 2 Years Ago
      If my memory serves me right , this car was at the REM auctions in Monterey California back in 1994 or 1995 right after Ayrton' death and no one gave it a second look. In fact I don't think it even reached its reserve of well under $100K. Interesting to see what it will fetch this time.
      New Shel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kinda makes you reconsider your criticism of the aesthetics of today's cars.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful
      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a 540hp boosted 1.5 liter 4 banger. Sweet! Source: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/3293/Toleman-TG-184-Hart.html
        StegRacing@youtube
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Sweeeet! F1 tech never truly filters down without being 'watered down' does it. All these years later and we're nowhere near the HP/Litre :(
        Geekengineer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Thanks for the specs, Acid. I was wondering what it was putting out. That's crazy awesome!
      kA
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's rare enough to find an F1 car you can buy, let alone one with the full engine/drivetrain in tact. Add on the Senna legacy, and you know this will net quite a bit of cash.