1990 Williams-Renault FW13B
Offered by Bonhams | Goodwood, England | June 26, 2015
Can you believe the Williams F1 team has been around since 1978? Considering they do not have huge funding dollars from a road-car division and were founded by a travelling grocery salesman and an engineer, they’ve done pretty well.
The FW13 was used in the final four races of the 1989 season and for 1990 it was updated to the spec you see here, and dubbed FW13B. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated Renault 3.5-liter RS2 V-10 and the car was used for the entire 1990 season.
The racing resume for this car includes:
- 1990 United States Grand Prix – 3rd (with Thierry Boutsen)
- 1990 Brazilian Grand Prix – 5th (with Boutsen)
- 1990 Japanese Grand Prix – 4th (with Boutsen)
- 1990 Australian Grand Prix – 6th (with Boutsen)
This car may never have won a race, but its sister cars did in the hands of both Boutsen and teammate Riccardo Patrese. The Canon Williams livery is a great 1990s F1 paint scheme. If you want to take this to track days, you’ll need to put in a little work as the Renault V-10 is currently inoperable (although it is correct). It should sell for between $140,000-$180,000. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.
Update: Sold $160,748.