RM Sotheby’s to auction former F1 cars during Historic Grand Prix of Monaco

During the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco weekend in May, RM Sotheby’s will be hosting an auction of some of the world’s most exclusive racing cars at the Grimaldi Forum.  

Going under the gavel on 11th May will be a stunning selection of Formula 1 and Grand Prix gems from bygone eras, many of which are considered priceless.  


One of the main highlights will be the collection of competition vehicles currently owned by South African former driver Jody Scheckter. Included in the list of lots is a 1979 Ferrari 312 T4, the same model that saw Scheckter to victory at the Monaco, Belgian and Italian Grand Prix races in 1979. The car is also the first GP Ferrari to feature full ground effect powered by the three-litre flat 12 engine.  

It remains in pristine condition and has only ever been driven by the man himself. This extraordinary piece of machinery is expected to sell for between €5,250,000 and €6,500,000.

Also from his collection is a 1973 McLaren M23, often cited as one of the most beautiful racing cars of all time. This one was famously driven by Peter Revson during his 1973 British Grand Prix win and has featured in a total of 63 races. The Revlon cosmetics company heir died in a crash in South Africa the following year. This remarkable piece of history has an estimated worth of between €1,750,000 to €2,250,000.  


Scheckter’s collection isn’t the only draw. There are several other amazing cars up for grabs, such as: a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage with a value of €485,000 to €525,000; and a 1991 Audi V8 Quattro DTM and a 1998 Porsche 911 GT2 Roock Racing model, both with estimates of between €750,000 and €1,000,000.  

For a full list of the cars being auctioned and for more details, click here


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Photo source: RM Sotheby’s. This article was originally published on 20th March 2023.