1982 Ferrari 126 C2
Offered by RM Sotheby’s | Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. | November 30, 2019
The 126C was Ferrari’s 1981 Formula One car. It replaced the 312T series of cars that dated back to 1975. For 1982, the chassis was heavily updated to C2 specification, and it was iterated upon thereafter through 1984.
Power is from a turbocharged 1.5-liter V6 that made about 600 horsepower in race trim. Driving duties for 1982 were split between Gilles Villeneuve (who died mid-season), Didier Pironi, Patrick Tambay, and Mario Andretti. No single driver competed in every race. The competition history for this chassis includes:
- 1982 British Grand Prix – 3rd (with Patrick Tambay)
- 1982 French Grand Prix – 4th (with Tambay)
- 1982 German Grand Prix – 1st (with Tambay)
- 1982 Italian Grand Prix – 3rd (with Mario Andretti)
- 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix (Las Vegas) – 19th, DNF (with Andretti)
The car left Ferrari’s private collection in 2000 and has been used in events since. This race-winning F1 car from the Scuderia is the only survivor of seven examples of the type built. It should sell for between $2,000,000-$2,500,000. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.
Update: Sold $2,143,750.