1979 Ferrari 312 T4

Monaco, renowned for its opulent lifestyle and stunning seaside views, is not just a haven for luxury travel enthusiasts but also a dream destination for car and racing aficionados. From witnessing rare, classic supercars and hypercars cruising along its streets to experiencing the electrifying atmosphere of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, the principality offers a unique blend of glamour and automotive passion.

In May 2024, Monaco will further cement its status as a premier locale for automotive enthusiasts with the return of RM Sotheby’s 7th biennial auction. Scheduled for May 11, 2024, at the scenic Grimaldi Forum, this prestigious event coincides beautifully with the legendary Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. The historic track and its festivities provide a perfect backdrop, celebrating the rich history and excitement of motorsports alongside the auction.

One of the highlights of the upcoming auction is the opportunity to own a piece of Formula 1 history: the 1979 Ferrari 312 T4. Offered from The Jody Scheckter Collection, this car is not merely a vehicle but a significant artifact of racing heritage. It represents Enzo Ferrari’s last Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship-winning car. This remarkable machine clinched all three of Scheckter’s victories in 1979 at the Belgian, Monaco, and Italian Grands Prix and was the championship-winning chassis at the season’s finale at Monza.

The Ferrari 312 T4 is one of Mauro Forghieri’s greatest designs, marking Ferrari’s first venture into full ground-effect Grand Prix cars. Powered by a formidable 3-litre flat-12 engine, this car exemplifies the pinnacle of racing innovation of its time. Remarkably, it remains entirely original since leaving the Maranello factory, including its heavily worn seatbelts and uniquely numbered components throughout.

Adding to its allure, this Ferrari has an impeccable provenance, having been driven exclusively by Jody Scheckter. It raced in nine races during the 1979 season and has only been driven by Scheckter since, including a nostalgic run at the 2019 Monza Grand Prix weekend. Acquiring this car is not just purchasing a vehicle; it’s owning a storied piece of motorsport history, with the original Bill of Sale from the factory on file.

For enthusiasts seeking the thrill of the track and the prestige of automotive history, Monaco in May 2024 will be the place to be. Whether it’s to indulge in the spectacle of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique or to participate in the excitement of a world-class auction, Monaco offers an unparalleled experience for those passionate about the world of rare and fast machines.