The Remarkable Racing Collection of Jody Scheckter Up For Auction

Jody Scheckter, a prominent South African driver with 10 world championship race wins under his belt, is set to auction off 12 cars from his personal collection at RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale on 11 May. The highlight of the collection is his ground-effect 1979 Ferrari 312 T4, which played a pivotal role in securing a drivers’ title during Enzo Ferrari’s lifetime. This specific Ferrari chassis #040, one of five 312 T4s built, was driven by Scheckter to back-to-back wins in the Belgian and Monaco GPs, ultimately leading to a drivers’ and constructors’ championship victory for Ferrari.

Headline Lots

Of particular interest in the auction is the 1971 McLaren M19A, the same car in which Scheckter made his F1 debut at the United States GP, finishing ninth. This McLaren was also driven by F1 legends such as Denny Hulme, Jackie Oliver, Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, and Brian Redman. Another standout piece in the collection is a 2008 recreation of the iconic six-wheeled Tyrrell P34, the car that Scheckter famously used to clinch victory in the 1976 Swedish GP. Additionally, the 1977 Wolf WR1, designed by Harvey Postlethwaite, which propelled Scheckter to second place in the F1 drivers’ standings, will be up for auction.

Notable Mentions

Apart from his F1 vehicles, Scheckter will also be parting ways with two Formula 2 cars (1972 McLaren M21; 1973 Rondel M1), a 1971 Merlyn Mk21 Formula 3 racer, and the 1970 British Formula Ford championship-winning 1969 Merlyn Mk11a. The collection also includes the 1974 Trojan T101 Formula 5000 title-winning car and the 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ sportscar that competed in the prestigious Targa Florio road race in 1961 and 1963. The total value of these 12 lots is estimated to be around £10.9 million.

Jody Scheckter’s racing collection represents a significant era in Formula 1 history, with each car bearing a unique story and contributing to Scheckter’s impressive racing career. The upcoming auction at RM Sotheby’s Monaco presents a rare opportunity for racing enthusiasts and collectors to own a piece of automotive history associated with one of the sport’s legendary drivers.

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