Nigel Mansell’s Honda ST 70 “Ferrari” will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s next October. A specimen steeped in history and pedigree that ran through the F1 paddock in the late 80’s.
Very soon, Honda ST70 “Ferrari” Nigel Mansell’s property will be offered for sale by the auction house RM Sotheby’s. Specifically within the property that belongs to it, the Nigel Mansell Legacy Collection will be held from October 4 to 11, 2023. Thus, both lovers of the legendary Japanese model and fans of the legendary British F1 driver have a unique opportunity to get their hands on this coveted collector’s item.
For those who still don’t know who Mansell is, which would sound anecdotal to us engine lovers, just say two things about him: We’re talking about an athlete who defined an era in Formula 1 and also made fun of the fans and lovers of this sport. Born on August 8, 1953, he competed in 191 Formula 1 Grands Prix between 1980 and 1995, achieving 31 wins, 59 podiums, and 32 pole positions in the top category.
Additionally, he was named champion in 1992 and placed second in the 1986, 1987, and 1991 seasons. In 1989, he managed to finish fourth overall; in the 1990 season, he was fifth. 1980, and later he debuted with Lotus in Formula 1, piloting teams like Williams, McLaren, and, of course, Ferrari. He is also one of four riders to win on his debut with the Italian marque.
History of the Honda ST 70 “Ferrari”
It is not entirely clear in what year this example of the ST 70 was made. Although the Japanese brand stopped producing the model in 1981, this unit was delivered to Mansell in the 1989 season. With it, he toured the paddocks of all the circuits there over the years and became an integral part of the team of which the British pilot was a member. This fact is corroborated by photos such as the one shown to Mansell himself and his son on the roof of the landmark Honda ST70.
Undoubtedly an object of desire to be sold at the Nigel Mansell Legacy Collection auction, which will take place from October 4th to October 11th, 2023, at RM Sotheby’s. It is expected to raise between £5,000 and £10,000 (between 5,800 and 11,600 euros), and there is also no minimum reservation price as stated on the website itself.
There aren’t too many details on its current state, but we’re assuming that whoever gets their hands on it doesn’t want it to be exactly at their command. In any case, for more information and details, you can access the official RM Sotheby’s website directly at this link.