Marussia MR02 Formula 1 cars offered at John Pye Auctions

DarknessIncarnate

DarknessIncarnate

2016-01-26 16:43:32

A collection of four Marussia MR02 Formula 1 cars will be sold via private treaty at John Pye Auctions in London.

Each will be sold separately, with asking prices up to £200,000 ($286,590).

Marussia F1 was an Anglo-Russian racing team originally founded under the name Virgin Racing and headed

In 2015 the team went bankrupt for a short time before emerging as Manor Racing.

These cars were all raced in F1 tournaments between 2010 and 2013. While none came close to winning a race (the team has never achieved a single point on the F1 leader board) the cars represent a rare chance to pick up a relatively new F1 model.  

Giorgio Vitale of John Pye Auctions explained to the BBC: "They have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated for their styling and engineering beauty.

"The assets are the most modern F1 cars to have been made available on the international market.”

Other F1 cars have sold well in the past, with a 1998 Ferrari F300 driven by Michael Schumacher selling for $1.7m in 2014.

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