Classic #f1 Car For Sale – 1998 Ferrari F300
The Ferrari F300 is being offered for Auction at the Motostalgia in Austin, TX on Sunday, November 16, 2013.
From the Auction lot for this Ferrari F1 Car for sale:
Chassis no. 183
805 BHP, 2,997 cc DOHC V-10 engine, 7-speed button-shift transmission, independent front and rear pushrod-activated torsion arm suspension, and 4-wheel ventilated carbon-ceramic composite disc brakes. Wheelbase: 116.25”
The third of only nine built
Driven by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine
Engine and transmission rebuilt in 2009; Ferrari Classiche certified
Early Rory Byrne-designed F1 Ferrari
The precursor to Ferrari’s millennial F1 dominance
The Ferrari F300 was a competitive and reliable car, however it was still aerodynamically inferior to the McLaren MP4/13. Despite this, Michael Schumacher battled his way to second place in the world championship behind Mika Häkkinen. Ferrari also finished as runners-up in the constructors’ championship. The car was an excellent base for the dominance which Ferrari would achieve in the following seasons.
As with all Formula 1 cars, the F300 was heavily and consistently revised during the 1998 season. At the Argentina, a wider front tyre from Goodyear was introduced which significantly improved the handling of the car. “X-wings” were introduced at the San Marino Grand Prix, but were later banned due to safety reasons. A longer wheelbase version of the car was introduced for the German and Belgian Grands Prix and a new spec engine was also designed for the title-deciding Japanese GP. The most significant upgrade to the car, however, was introduced at the Canadian GP, where it received a new diffuser, new rear body panels, a new delta-shaped front wing and top exiting exhausts, the latter of which improved cooling and aerodynamics of the car which was so effective that many other teams copied the design.
PRICE: Auction Estimate: $950,000 – $1,150,000.
Check out the auction Lot information at motostalgia.com and check back in a month or so to find out the price.
The Last Ferrari F1 we found for sale was the F2002 and that sold for $2,255,000, I don’t expect this one to match that as the F2002 was a World Championship winning car.
Also check out the Predecessor Ferrari F1 car the F310B which is also up for sale this month.
At the same Auction you can get a 1996 Benetton B196