Jack Leslie profile picture Jack Leslie 8 years ago
Formula 1

A Benetton F1 Car From 1988 Is Up For Sale

The Benetton B188 driven by Alessandro Nannini during the 1988 Formula 1 season is up for sale, but - as you would expect - it isn't cheap

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Image source: eBay/oxcars
Image source: eBay/oxcars

What you see here is the Benetton B188. Driven by Alessandro Nannini during the 1988 Formula 1 season, it’s currently up for sale on eBay.

Unlike some former F1 machines, the car comes complete with the original Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5-itre V8 engine. It is being sold by eBay user oxcars at the price of $350,000.

Image source: eBay/oxcars
Image source: eBay/oxcars

Nannini failed to win a race behind the wheel of the car - thanks to the dominance of the beautiful McLaren MP4/4 - but he did score two podium finishes in Britain and Spain.

Benetton continued to run the car until mid-way through 1989, with Nannini having secured one further top three result in San Marino, before it was replaced by the B189. In the B189, Nannini won the controversial 1989 Japanese Grand Prix following Ayrton Senna’s disqualification.

It is rare to see a Formula 1 car that raced near the front go up for sale these days, let alone one that comes with the original engine. Have the spare cash? Snap it up!

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