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Αφού δεν μπόρεσε να πουληθεί μέσω eBay, o τωρινός ιδιοκτήτης του Honda NSX του 1993, το οποίο κάποτε άνηκε στον Ayrton Senn, θα δημοπρατηθεί από τον οίκο Silverstone Auctions στο event Race Retro & Classic Car Sale.

Το μαύρο NSX ήταν ένα από τα τρία NSX που είχε στη κατοχή του Ayrton Senna. Ένα κόκκινο που του το είχε δώσει η ίδια η Honda και το είχε στην Quinta do Lago, στη βίλλα του στη Ν. Πορτογαλία. Ένα μαύρο με αριθμό chassis 000999 που του το είχε αγοράσει ο κος Antonio de Almeida Brada a.k.a. “Braguinha”, προσωπικός μέντορας του Senna και χορηγός του και το είχε σε ένα παλάτι στο Sintra, κοντά στην πίστα του Εστορίλ και ένα ακόμα μαύρο που το είχε στο Σάο Πάολο της Βραζιλίας.

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Αυτό της δημοπρασίας, είναι αυτό που βρισκόταν σε ένα παλάτι στο Sintra Έχει 31.000 μίλια και είναι εντελώς αυθεντικό με πατάκια που χρησιμοποιήθηκαν από το Senna την τελευταία φορά που το οδήγησε και έχουν και το αποτύπωμα του ποδιού του.

Το αυτοκίνητο αναμένεται να πουληθεί μεταξύ 91.000 και 103.000 ευρώ.

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[Πηγή: Silverstone Auctions]

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AYRTON SENNA SUPERCAR SPRINTS TO AUCTION

A fantastic 1992 Honda NSX, owned by legendary three times Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna, is set to go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro & Classic Car Sale on the 22nd and 23rd of February.

The car was originally purchased by Antonio Carlos de Almeida Braga, close personal friend, manager and mentor of Senna, for the driver to use when he visited his home in Portugal.

Following Senna’s tragic death at Imola in 1994, the car remained in the garage at Braga’s home where it was not allowed to be touched or driven by anyone. After two years it was eventually sold to a buyer who kept it only a short time before being purchased by the current owner seventeen years ago.

Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “Very rarely does a car with such pedigree and provenance come to market, especially with such a powerful and personal link to arguably the greatest F1 driver of all time, and as such, we’re incredibly excited to offer it for auction.”

The car, offered with an estimate of between £75,000 to £85,000, is presented in black with a black leather interior, manual gearbox and has covered just 31,800 miles. When choosing the car Braga made sure it was set to the same specification that Senna chose for his own NSX and is regarded as the ultimate combination for the car.

This year sees the 20th anniversary of the death of the racing icon and the car could prove a great investment for buyers with heightened interest in the much admired model as the 25th anniversary of its introduction approaches next year. Senna was personally involved in the development of the NSX due to Honda supplying engines to the McLaren F1 team, a partnership which is set to resume again for the 2015 season.

Nick added: “We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer another item so closely linked to Aryton Senna. Over the past few years we’ve been privileged to offer race suits, helmets and signed photographs amongst other pieces connected to him as well as other F1 drivers such as Fangio and James Hunt.”

For more information on the car please visit http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/honda-nsx-senna

Notes Formed in 2011 as a joint venture between Nick Whale and Silverstone Circuits – Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles and automotive memorabilia.

The company holds the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit.

Auctions take place nationally as well as in The Wing, Silverstone circuit’s £27 million building, which has space to display up to 100 auction vehicles and includes seating accommodation for up to 400 attendees.