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Schumacher’s first Ferrari F1 car for sale

The first Ferrari Formula One car driven by seven-time champion Michael Schumacher is up for sale in London.

The 1995 Ferrari 412 T2, chassis number 157, marked the beginning of one of the most iconic driver and team combinations in the history of the sport.

This model comes from the final season to use the V12 engine, and it became the last V12-powered car to win a Formula 1 race, taking victory in the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix that year with Schumacher’s team-mate Jean Alesi at the wheel.

Included in the sale are various documents, such as timesheets from Schumacher’s first test of the vehicle at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in Italy.

Once the car was retired from competition, it was bought directly from Scuderia Ferrari team manager Jean Todt by a German collector. The engine was overhauled in 2014 by its current owner, covering less than about 60 miles since.

In 2018, the car was stripped and rebuilt by Ferrari at its Maranello factory, where it was given a full chassis service, brake system overhaul, gearbox service, and fresh Rosso Scuderia red paint. It was then certified by Ferrari Classiche as a genuine example retaining its original engine, chassis and gearbox.

London-based Girardo & Co, a leader in the private sale of sports and racing cars, is facilitating the sale.

“It goes without saying that it’s an honour to be handling the sale of this exceptional and significant F1 car, and to not only have the chance to spend time with such a machine but also find it a new owner is true joy,” said company founder Max Girardo.

The iconic car can be viewed in Paris throughout Rétromobile (Feb 5-9), after which the car will be on display in Girardo & Co’s London showroom.

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