Have you ever fancied owning part of a Formula 1 car? Well now you can at a knock-down price.
Entire racing cars, spare parts for them and testing equipment are going under the hammer as administrators try to salvage as much as they can from the failed Manor Racing team.
The formerly Banbury-based team, which finished rock bottom of last year’s constructor standings with one point, officially went bust in January.
And now, the joint administrators of Just Racing Services Limited (JRSL) are selling off assets belonging to Manor Grand Prix Racing.
The online auction is expected to comprise of more than 4,000 lots, including pit lane equipment, car parts and hi-tech testing equipment, and is being run by restructuring and investment firm Gordon Brothers.
Among the items for sale is a wind tunnel model of the 2017 chassis that Manor would have used this campaign.
A full catalogue is available to view at tinyurl.com/m6fggqa and bidding will end on May 16.
Neal Weekes, director at Gordon Brothers, said: ‘This sale will appeal to anyone with an interest in motorsport.
“We will have Formula 1 rolling chassis’, a large quantity of pit lane equipment, two wind tunnel models and a plethora of car body parts and components including tubs, front and rear wings, engine covers and side pods, together with steering wheels and wheel rims.
“In addition, there is a significant selection of race and team branded clothing.
“The largest items in the sale are two ‘pop-up’ road trailers the team used as their operations centre at every Grand Prix.”
The assets will be on view on May 9 and 10 between 9.30am and 4pm at Manor Racing’s base in Chalker Way, Banbury.
Around 200 staff were made redundant when the operating company behind the team, JRSL, failed to find a buyer.
For further information on the auction, contact Jenni Pearce on 07788 394 330 or at firstname.lastname@example.org