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Rarest of Luxury Autos on Auction at Formula 1 Grand Prix Weekend

Rarest of Luxury Autos on Auction at Formula 1 Grand Prix Weekend

Motostalgia, known as one of the world's best auto auction companies in the world, is gearing up for their biggest and most valuable sale yet: The Motostalgia Auction d'Elegance. Preparing 75 of the finest and most sought after vehicles ever made, the event will take place on November 16 during the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix weekend in Austin. With special previews, media exhibitions, an exclusive gala and media presentations leading up to the actual sale, guests will have plenty of opportunities to check out the massive collection of rare and collectible cars on offer.
"There is nothing more exhilarating than the feeling one has sitting behind the wheel of a collector car that is truly one of a kind," said Antonio Brunet, President and Founder of Motostalgia. "We have traveled the globe finding only the best of the best for this auction and are excited to be able offer a collection of automobiles that are so exclusive, so luxurious, and so valuable that serious collectors and Grand Prix race enthusiasts will be awe struck."
The actual models available will be announced weekly leading up to the actual event, but Motostalgia assures that they will represent historic vehicles that are rarely seen at public auctions. The cars already announced have rich histories, with some even having a World Champion pedigree. Highlights so far include a rare 1930 Rolland-Pilain French Grand Racer was found in a barn in Argentina, a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado (one of only 225 known to have survived from the original 532 built) and a 1991 Callaway Speedster #008 Aerobody (one of 10 made).
"For those collectors who are expecting to see rare automobiles and for those who aspire to be part of this lifestyle, the Motostalgia Auction d'Elegance is an event that cannot be missed," said Antonio Brunet. "Producing it during the US Grand Prix Weekend in Austin, Texas this year is absolutely perfect timing."


Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

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Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

F or tips and advice, visit our Advice section, or sign up to our newsletter here


Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

F or tips and advice, visit our Advice section, or sign up to our newsletter here


Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

F or tips and advice, visit our Advice section, or sign up to our newsletter here


Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

F or tips and advice, visit our Advice section, or sign up to our newsletter here


Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

F or tips and advice, visit our Advice section, or sign up to our newsletter here


Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

F or tips and advice, visit our Advice section, or sign up to our newsletter here


Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

F or tips and advice, visit our Advice section, or sign up to our newsletter here


Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

F or tips and advice, visit our Advice section, or sign up to our newsletter here


Ayrton Senna's F1 car sells for £3.7m at Monaco auction

Bonhams sold Ayrton Senna's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren at auction on May 11

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A yrton Senna's Monaco Grand Prix-winning Formula One car has been sold at auction at the Bonhams Monaco sale, almost exactly 25 years after he drove it to victory at the city circuit.

The 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8, chassis 6, sold for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange on the Côte d'Azur overlooking Monte Carlo.

Senna's win in Monaco with this car was his sixth at the famous city circuit. He beat Damon Hill in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi in a Ferrari, while Alain Prost – who would win that year's F1 Drivers' Championship – came fourth.

This is despite a crash that injured the Brazilian's thumb on the Thursday and a mechanical problem with the car's active suspension on the Saturday. It was to be Senna's last season with McLaren before a move to Williams - and his shocking death at Imola early in the 1994 season.

"Ayrton Senna was the most charismatic Grand Prix car driver of the modern era," said Mark Osborne, head of motorsport at Bonhams. "And the MP4/8A was the car with which his team, McLaren, surpassed Ferrari as the most successful team in Formula 1 World Championship history."

S enna died less than 12 months after his historic Monaco victory in the McLaren-Ford MP4/8A, when his Williams collided with a barrier during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He is remembered as one of the most important drivers in the history of motorsport, and the sale at auction of one of his best-known cars is expected to generate considerable interest.

"This is a truly special car its ties to Senna and Monaco, and its Grand Prix success, are unique, making this one of the most exciting Formula One cars ever offered at auction," said Osborne.

"Any car raced by the legendary Aryton Senna is of huge significance to the motoring world, but this is another matter entirely. It is not only a Grand Prix-winning car, it is the one in which he broke the record for number of wins at Monaco and the final car which he raced for McLaren before joining the Williams team," said Poppy McKenzie Smith, motoring press officer at Bonhams.

"An ex-Senna racing car in full running order is a true rarity, and one which we are thrilled to be offering at the very track where it made history."

F or tips and advice, visit our Advice section, or sign up to our newsletter here


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