The Car That Brought Ayrton Senna To Formula One Is For Sale

1984 introduced the world to Ayrton Senna, who piloted this 1983/4 Toleman TG183B/Hart Turbo to score his first points in Formula One. Senna made a name for himself piloting this backmarker car above where everyone felt it should finish, and now Chassis #05 can be yours.

Rory Byrne and Pat Symonds designed the TG183B for Toleman. Toleman gave one of their last iterations of the car to 1983 Formula 3 champion Ayrton Senna for the 1984, and the rest is history.

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Senna debuted in the car at the Brazilian Grand Prix, then scored his first F1 world championship point in it with a sixth-place finish at Kyalami. The car was used again at the Belgian and San Marino Grands Prix before being retired for the new TG184 car.

They don't make F1 backmarkers like they used to, man.

The car is up for sale for $if-you-have-to-ask-you-can't-afford-it via collector car firm Cars International in the United Kingdom.

This particular car was sold by Toleman to a buyer in the United States. Mike Earl's North American did a full restoration of the car in the 1990s. It currently has the original Hart turbo engine and includes an extra block from Toleman's spares.

Cars International has some additional photos of the car here if you're an ant, or RS Sportscars rounded up some additional photos of it here if you aren't the subject of a "Honey, I Shrunk the Readers" film.

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UPDATE: Motorsport.com published the car's value. If you have $450,000, you can, in fact, afford it!

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Photo credit: Cars International

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