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12 cars owned by South Africa’s only F1 champion are heading to the auction blocks – Photos

As many as 12 vehicles from Jody Scheckter’s personal collection are going under the hammer at the RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction on 10-11 May 2024, including his championship-winning Ferrari.

Born in 1950 in the city of East London, Eastern Cape, Scheckter holds the honour of being the only South African to ever win a Formula 1 (F1) race and driver’s championship, which he achieved in 1979 behind the wheel of the Ferrari 312 T4.

Apart from the Schekler connotation, this particular 312 T4 is a legendary machine for a number of reasons.

It was Enzo Ferrari’s last car to win the F1 driver’s championship before the marque’s founder passed away in 1988, and it is still entirely original just like it left the factory in Maranello all those years ago, including its heavily worn seatbelts and numbered components throughout.

With all these impressive accolades behind its name, Scheckler’s 312 T4 is poised to see the hammer fall at anywhere between R107.4 million and R132.9 million.

The Ferrari is, however, not the only noteworthy vehicle from the Scheckter collection that will cross the auction blocks in less than two months’ time.

One of the two 1971 McLaren M19A units ever built will be available to discerning collectors and is expected to fetch a minimum of R15.3 million.

The Tyrrell P34 is another standout lot, owing to its six-wheel drivetrain being one of the most unique designs for an F1 car in the history of the sport, and it is anticipated that the race car will bring in no less than R9.2 million.

One of the only vehicles from the collection that isn’t an F1 challenger, a 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, will be up for grabs, too.

This example competed in multiple Italian hill climbs between 1961 and 1963 and it was once owned and raced by Ignazio Giunti, who at the time would become a future Scuderia Ferrari driver.

The Alfa – which experts expect will sell for over R6.5 million – has been restored to period specification as it ran in the 1961 Targa Florio, and it is “eligible for some of the finest motoring events around the world,” said its listing.

The Jody Scheckter Collection

The Jody Scheckter Collection vehicles going up for auction in May, and their estimated hammer prices, are detailed below.


1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ – R6.5 million to R9.2 million


1969 Merlyn Mk11a – R920,000 to R1.3 million


1971 McLaren M19A – R15.3 million to R20.4 million


1971 Merlyn Mk21 – R716,000 to R1.1 million


1972 McLaren M21 – R2.7 million to R4.1 million


1973 McLaren M23 – R35.8 million to R46 million


1973 Rondel Motul M1 – R1.3 million to R2 million


1974 Trojan T101 – R1.3 million to R2 million


1975 Tyrrell 007 – R13.3 million to R18.4 million


1977 Tyrrell P34 – R9.2 million to R13.3 million


1977 Wolf WR1 – R9.2 million to R13.3 million


1979 Ferrari 312 T4 – R107.4 million to R132.9 million


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