1991 Benetton Ex Michael Schumacher B191-Ford Cosworth at COYS auction, Lot 139
The car comes race-ready condition with Pi dashboard, data acquisition system and all equipment needed. there’s a spare set of wheels, and components. A comprehensive file documenting the car’s history, restoration and most recent race-preparation last year is included. Chris Routledge, Managing Director of COYS said, “This is a stunning and fine handling racing car. B191 05 represents a highly important piece of both Benetton and Michael Schumacher’s history. It is an opportunity not to be missed.”
COYS Nürburgring auction will have a 1938 BMW/AFM 328 Roadster ex Günther Bechem/German GP. After WWII, Alex von Falkenhausen (AFM), an engineer who worked for BMW on the 328’s before the war, opened a garage in Munich where he tuned pre-war 328s. Later in 1948 he went on to build his own car marque with the 328’s engine. This particular car was sold to Günther Bechem, who often raced it under the nickname “Bernhard Nacke”. In 1953, Bechem along with Hans Stuck entered two AFMs in the Nürburgring German Grand Prix, both qualified, and raced against the likes of Ascari’s Ferrari.
The vehicle is a recognised racing AFM 328 on the market. In it’s alst outing at Spa, it raced for over one hour without problems, and is estimated at €350,000 to €380,000. A Lancia Aprilia Riva Spider made by Signor Riva, from coachbuilder Carrozzeria Riva is also up for auction. The car was from the same factory drawings using a spare chassis in their shop in the 80s. Fitted with a normal Aprilia engine, it is exactly the same as the original car made by the same company and panel beaters. This Lancia price estimate is €105,000 to €120,000. The auction will include a 1954 Moretti 750 Spider Bialbero Michelotti, estimated at €240,000 to €280,000, a rare 1946 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Pininfarina Cabriolet, estimated at €175,000 to €190,000, a 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C1750 Turismo Carrozzeria Barbini, estimated at €250,000 to €300,000 and a 1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE 30th Anniversario, one of only 150 produced, estimated €120,000 at €140,000.