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Best of 2015: Buying Historic Race Cars

Submitted by on December 24, 2015

Ex-Works 1982 Audi Quattro A1 Group B Rally Car

Image: Bonhams

Join us, as we take a look back at six spectacular historic race cars that went up for sale in 2015.

For Auction: Ex-Works 1982 Audi Quattro A1 Group B Rally Car

Audi Quattro A1 Group B Rally Car

Image: Bonhams

This gorgeous 1982 Audi Quattro A1 Group B rally car was used by Hannu Mikkola to battle Walter Röhrl in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1982. You’ll be able to buy it when it went up for sale at Bonhams’ Goodwood 73rd Members Meeting Sale on the 21st of March.

Get to know it a little better here..

For Sale: Damon Hill’s 1993 Williams FW15C

Damon Hill's 1993 Williams FW15C

Image: Cars International

Williams’ FW15C has a very good claim on being one of the most technologically-advanced machines to come out of Formula 1’s history. Way head of the curve, the cars dominated the championship in 1993.

This one went up for sale in 2015 direct from Williams’ collection..

For Sale: 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

Image thanks to RM Auctions, by Cymon Taylor

This 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS is not only breathtakingly beautiful. It’s also fast, storied and a key to pretty much any historic racing event you can imagine. It went to auction at RM Auctions’ Paris Sale on the 4th of February.

Enjoy its story here..

For sale: 1955 Jaguar D-Type

1955 Jaguar D-Type

Image thanks to RM Sotheby’s, by Patrick Ernzen

This jaw-droppingly beautiful 1955 Jaguar D-Type is one of just fifty-four and has a history that includes period racing success in Finland including.. ice racing? It went to auction at RM Sotheby’s’ Amelia Island sale.

Head here to learn more..

King of 935s: 1981 Kremer Porsche 935 K4 IMSA GTP

1981 Kremer Porsche 935 K4 IMSA GTP

Image: Canepa

The last production-based car ever to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans overall was one which pushed the idea of Porsche’s 935 to its zenith – a Kremer 935 K3. This car, a 1981 Kremer Porsche 935 K4 IMSA GTP, is a K4. So it’s even faster. It was up for sale at Canepa this year.

Hit the link for its story and pics..

For Sale: Ayrton Senna’s 1981 DAP Go-Kart

Ayrton Senna's 1981 DAP Go-Kart

Image: Bonhams

Like many motorsport masters, Ayrton Senna rose through the ranks of go-karting on his path to Formula 1. As proof, this kart is the exact same one in which he drove his last kart event.

The coolest part is that some lucky driver took it home from Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais sale.

Check out the story..

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