Michael Schumacher is hailed as one of the greatest drivers of F1. The record seven-time F1 world champion had 91 wins in his two-stint career. His first stint in F1 ended in 2006. His return to the sport took place in 2010 when he returned to drive for Mercedes, a team that made its comeback to the sport.. He drove for the Silver Arrows for three seasons and retired after the F1 season of 2012.
Recently one of Schumacher’s cars, Mercedes C63 AMG Estate, was put for auction at the Bonhams’ recent Les Grandes Marques du Monde in Paris. The C36 AMG Estate was presented to the German as a gift following his return to the sport in 2012.
The car has 457 horsepower, a 6.2-liter V8 engine, and the power to take you from 0-60 in just 4.6 seconds. The car was expected to be sold at a price of $110,000. This may seem like a good price, given the specs of the drive and the history of the vehicle. Schumacher’s possessions are often sold for good money at auctions. But it is reported that the C63 AMG Estate was bought for just $31,600, an absolute steal.
Other offerings at the same auction ft. Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen
While this Schumacher drive didn’t sell near the expected price, another car of his did gather good attention and money at the auction. We’re talking about Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel driven, a 2010 Tesla Roadster. The duo won the Nations Cup at the 2010 Race of Champions event in the same car. The car’s rear spoiler is signed by several drivers partaking in the event and had a roll bar and carbon racing seats installed, especially for the competition. It sold for around $158,000.
Another highlight of the auction has been Ferrari’s last world champion Kimi Raikkonen’s personalized Ferrari F-12. The F-12 is available for a whopping price of $2 million.