Piece of F1 history goes under hammer

Toleman F! car
Aryton Senna drove the Toleman TG184-2 in his debut F1 season.

HAVE a few quid to spare and are looking for a piece of motorsport history?
Well, you could be in luck. The car which the late, great Ayrton Senna drove in his debut Formula One season is going under the auctioneer’s hammer.
The Toleman TG184-2 racing machine will be one of the stars at the spring sale being held at Silverstone Auctions on May 16.
Having found a place in motor racing history, perhaps its best-known performance was the second place earned by Senna in the rain-soaked 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, which alerted the world to the man’s amazing talents.
Nick Whale, managing director of 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 third in the British and seventh in the Canadian Grand Prixs, 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 £74,750 and £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 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