For sale, F1 car. Previous careful owner: Takuma Sato

By Andy Darley

CalendarSaturday, July 5th, 2008

 
 

The sad relics of the Super Aguri F1 team are about to go up for auction, with a race car top of the list of prize lots up for grabs.

The former team of Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato went bust earlier this year, and now administrators are getting what they can for creditors by selling the team’s goods on the internet.

The auction will take place online between July 29th and 31st, with three viewing days beforehand at the team’s old Leafield base for anyone interested in kitting out a low budget team.

The occasion will bring back memories of Paul Stoddard, then boss of back-of-the-grid Minardi, stocking up on chassis and equipment from the defunct Arrows team at auction.

Apart from the Super Aguri SA06 F1 race car, assets included in the auction include three twin deck trailers, grid trollies, fuel rigs, two autoclaves, a 100-tonne Hydraulic Press, and large quantites of team merchandise.

You can get more details at saf1-auction.com or at wshm-group.com, the website of auctioneers SHM Smith Hodgkinson.

The catalogue with the full list of assets for sale doesn’t seem to be available yet, but you can download a copy of the sale advert here (PDF file).

• And if one car’s not enough for you, Jarno Trulli’s 2001 Jordan is available to be snapped up on eBay.

It’s offered without engine or any other running gear, although it does have a steering wheel of sorts, and the seller’s agents warn: “There are no official components available to make this car run. Any modifications to this could potentially be possible but only by the buyers own invention!”

The car will have to be collected from south west London by the winner, but the good news is that you can pay using PayPal.

At the time of writing, with a week left, three bidders have driven the price up from 99p to £5,200 – but they still haven’t reached the reserve.

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