Current F1 World Land Speed Record car to auction at Bonhams

The current Formula 1 World Land Speed Record car, a 2006 Honda F1, nicknamed Bonneville 400, is estimated to sell for £10,000 - 20,000 at Bonhams.

This superb car accomplished a speed of 397kph on the fabled Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA, setting a new world land speed record for a Formula 1 racing car which has remained unchallenged.

Another important car in this sale is the Datsun 260Z Super Samurai Racing car, the ex Winn Percy car, estimated to sell for £40,000 - 60,000.


The 2006 Honda F1, nicknamed Bonneville 400

Affectionately known as 'Big Sam', this red and black two door circuit racing coupe got the thumbs up from Tony Dron of Classic Cars.

"What a pleasure it is to drive a car that handles really well: it's easy to see that Winn Percy must have enjoyed notching up his wins," wrote Dron.

"Big Sam is an absolute delight to drive on the track; the 2.4 litre straight-six engine revs freely, feels unbreakable and is safe to at least 9,000rpm."

Bonhams' Collectors' Motor Cars sale will be held at Silverstone on July 24.

 

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