Car News 22 Mar 2018

Senna’s Monaco GP Toleman heading for auction

Bonhams is set to auction the car Ayrton Senna drove in his first Monaco Grand Prix. The 1984 Toleman-Hart TG184 will be offered by Bonhams at the upcoming Monaco Sale on the 11th May 2018.

The Toleman boasts a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 600bhp. Fans will remember the heritage behind this car, which saw Senna chase down Alain Prost’s McLaren at three seconds a lap in the wet, during the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix.

Global Head of Motorsport at Bonhams, Mark Osborne said: ‘The Senna-Prost joust of the late 1980s and early 1990s was one of the greatest sporting rivalries of all time, with two great champions providing F1 fans with some of the most eye-popping and spectacular racing ever witnessed. The spark that ignited this fierce competition can be traced back almost 35 years to the 1984 edition of the Monaco Grand Prix, and the politically charged decision to throw out the red flag when it was clear that the young Brazilian was about to ruffle some feathers! We are delighted to present the very car – the 1984 Toleman-Hart TG184 – that triggered this great rivalry, and which provided the opening chapter for Ayrton Senna’s remarkable and record-breaking story at the Monaco Grand Prix.’

The 1984 Toleman-Hart TG184 will go under the hammer at the 2018 Monaco Sale in Monte Carlo on the 11th May at Villa La Vigie. It will feature alongside the 1993 McLaren MP4/8, which Senna drove in his final Monte Carlo victory.



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