Schumacher’s first points-winning GP car up for auction

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 by
A 1991 Benetton B191 Formula One car at the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed

A 1991 Benetton B191 Formula One car at the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The car in which seven time World Champion Michael scored his first ever Grand Prix points, similar to the one pictured above, is to be auctioned at COYS’ sale in Nürburgring, Germany, on 10th August.

This Benetton F1 Ford Cosworth is a forerunner of the B194, in which Schumacher took his first title in 1994. It is eligible for any historic Grand Prix events and appeared at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed in 2003 and 2004.

The car is offered in 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.

This unique BMW/AFT 328 was sold to Günther Bechem, who often raced it under the nickname “Bernhard Nacke”. In 1953, Bechem along with Hans Stuck entered two AFMs in the Nürburgring German Grand Prix, both qualifying and racing against modern the likes of Ascari’s Ferrari some 15 years after leaving the BMW production line.

This car must be one of the most significant racing AFM 328 on the market, having last raced at Spa for over one hour without problems, and is estimated at €350,000 to €380,000.

The BMW AFM 328 Roadster which was  Günther Bechem's German GP car

The BMW AFM 328 Roadster which was Günther Bechem’s German GP car

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