The car in which seven time World Champion Michael Schumacher scored his first ever Grand Prix points is to be auctioned at COYS’ sale in Nürburgring, Germany, on 10th August.
This Benetton F1 Ford Cosworth is a direct derivative of the B194, in which Schumacher took his first title in 1994. It is eminently eligible for any historic Grand Prix events and remains highly competitive, having appeared at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed in 2003 and 2004.
The car is offered in excellent race-ready condition with Pi dashboard, a data acquisition system and all equipment necessary to run and drive the car, including a spare set of wheels and assorted spare components. It also includes a comprehensive file documenting the car’s history, restoration and its most recent race-preparation last year.
Chris Routledge, Managing Director of COYS, said: “This is a stunning and fine handling racing car. B191 05 represents a highly important piece of both Benetton and Michael Schumacher’s history. It is an opportunity not to be missed.”
COYS Nürburgring auction also features a 1938 BMW/AFM 328 Roadster ex Günther Bechem/German GP. After WWII, Alex von Falkenhausen (AFM), an engineer who worked for BMW on the 328’s before the war, opened a garage in Munich where he tuned pre-war 328s. Later in 1948 he went on to build his own car marque with the 328’s engine.