Ayrton Senna was arguably the greatest F1 driver of all time, and his death 20 years ago sent shock waves through the sport and deprived F1 fans of a spectacular sportsman.
But driving F1 cars wasn’t the only thing Senna did; just like today’s F1 drivers he was also involved in road car development, and during his time with McLaren he was a part of Honda’s (engine suppliers at the time for McLaren) development of the original NSX.
Ayrton Senna Honda NSX
Any Honda NSX with a clear link to Senna can reasonably expect to be a desirable car for collectors, and F1 fans to acquire, and the Honda NSX up for grabs at Silverstone Auctions’ sale next month has a very clear Senna link.
It was originally bought by Ayrton’s manager and friend Antonio Carlos de Almeida Braga, for use by the F1 champ when visiting his home in Portugal.
Expected to reach £75-85,000, this Senna NSX isn’t quite an ‘owned by Senna’ car, but it’s pretty close.
The Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro & Classic Car Sale is on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2014.
The auction: Silverstone Auctions