A 1984 Toleman Formula One car once famously raced by Ayrton Senna is up for sale. Another Toleman racer driven by the famed Brazilian maestro hit the market late last year courtesy of a British dealership. This example is being sold by Prindiville, also located in the UK.
This particular Toleman-Hart is particularly special as it was driven by Senna at the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, a race seen as pivotal in the future success of Senna. In what was just Senna’s first season and first street race, he started that year’s Monaco Grand Prix at 13th on the grid. By the end of the race however, he finished second after outdriving the likes of Niki Lauda and Nigel Mansell in their much faster cars.
Interestingly, Senna actually crossed the line in 1st place when the event was red flagged after the 32nd lap. However, the final placings for the race were based on the previous lap where Senna had yet to overtake Alain Prost. Despite not walking away with the victory, the race laid the foundations of Senna’s extremely successful Formula One career.
Despite the illustrious history of this racer, it has a reasonably low asking price of 1 million pounds.
[Via James Edition]