fame and fortune are part of the lives of Formula 1 race car drivers, but if you already have those, you will only need a ride such this 1997 Ferrari F310 B Formula 1 Race Car to complete your wild F1 race car driver dream while still keeping your life private and skips those cardio exercises and jet-lag altogether. though you will only get to use it during track days, but then again, that’s the whole point, isn’t it? not getting into the whole glitzy part of the things while still be able to get those adrenalin pumping. set to go under the gavel on November 21, 2013 at the Art Of The Automobile auctions, this 1997 example is Ferrari Classiche certified, which means it is factory correct as it was campaigned in 1997, and once had seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine behind the wheel.
this particular open-wheel racer, designated chassis 179, is the eighth of the nine built and is the first of two lighter-spec vehicles that was built with a slightly higher fuel capacity than the first models and had seen actions in various Grand Prix races including Belgian Grand Prix in Spa, as well as the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. powers come from an improved 3.0-liter V10 engine, developing 730 ponies and bears the prancing horse marque’s signature exhaust note. the race car was officially retired in 1999 and have since owned by a handful of collectors, which are clearly documented, so you will know where you stand if you bagged this beautiful beast. if you ever land yourself with this car, you’d be glad to know that it is qualify for admission into Ferrari’s F1 Clienti Program where you can race this 1997 Ferrari F310 B Formula 1 Race Car at speed, as it was designed to do so, and enjoy the expertise of factory-trained technicians to help maintain the cars in their racing condition.
as the owner, you can also choose to stored and have the car serviced at the factory, until you are ready to hit the track again. if you want to call this legendary machine your own, be prepared to drop a fat check of between $750,000-$950,000. quite a steal actually, considering a brand new, real-deal race-going car like this would cost many more folds. take a closer look in the hi-res image gallery below and if like what you see, then prep up your air ticket and bring along your check book, and be ready to ‘slug’ it out with other fellow Formula 1 enthusiasts (with very deep pockets).
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