Lot 215 - 2014 Furore F1 Formula One Replica
|Odometer reading||308 miles|
|Estimate||£45,000 - £55,000|
- Designed to replicate Michael Schumacher’s 1997 Ferrari Formula One car
- Low mileage example
- UK Registered and ready for road or track
The Ferrari F310, and its evolution, the F310B, were the Formula One racing cars with which the Ferrari team competed in the 1996 and 1997 seasons. It was driven in both years by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine. Double-champion Michael Schumacher held truth on his 1995 promise that "in 1996 we will win three grand prix, then in 1997 we will challenge for the championship" by taking the challenge to the last round. He was, however, unable to hold off a storming drive by title challenger Jacques Villeneuve; a botched attempt by Schumacher at defending his position ended up with him in the gravel, retired, and eventually disqualified from the 1997 season results. The team nonetheless retained their constructors' points. In total, the F310 and F310B won eight Grand Prix, were on the podium 22 times, and achieved 7 pole positions and 172 points!
Possibly one of the most unique cars we have ever had the privilege to offer at Historic Auctioneers, this is truly a wonderful opportunity to acquire a unique road going representation of a historic Formula one replica that pays homage to one of the Greatest Formular One racing drivers of all time. This wonderful replica car was constructed in 2014 to exacting standards from a Furore F1, and fully IVA tested in that year. Within the last year, the car has undergone a superb bodywork re-creation to make it the stunning example we have on offer. During the current ownership, the car has gone through an exacting refurbishment programme both inside and out. In 2021/22 the bodywork was beautifully redesigned and crafted to reflect the Formula One era of the late 1990s. The paint and livery were finished by renowned Ferrari restorers, DC Coachwork in Hastings, in stunning Rosso Corsa red. Period correct replica BBS alloys wheel were designed and manufactured (with no expense spared) by the highly respected ‘Bstar wheels’. The level of detail is both stunning and exquisite even down to period lettering on a fresh set of Pirelli P7 tyres. The cars power plant is the superbly strong and powerful, 4-cylinder Kawasaki ZZR-1100cc engine, giving a sound track that provides extra dimension of authenticity. The engine retains its original gearbox with a cleverly included electric powered reverse. A semi-automatic paddle shift on a Momo steering wheel, a bespoke RCC race seat designed specifically for the car and Sabeit racing harness, gives the cockpit a great authenticity that mimics the true spirit of Formula One. The car comes with full documentation, a history folder of photos receipts, and old MOT certificates. The car has only covered 350 miles during its lifetime and is considered to be in excellent condition throughout. For any true fan of Formula One and Michael Schumacher in particular, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire something that is truly unique, stunning and will enhance any serious collection.
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