Market Finds: You Can Buy Michael Schumacher's Car, But You Won't Be As Quick

You Can Buy Michael Schumacher’s Car, But You Won’t Be As Quick

By Petrolicious Productions
May 1, 2014

The car: 1991 Cosworth/Benetton B191-5

Price: €729,000 (approximately $ 1,010,900)

Location: Luxembourg

Original Ad: Click here

Italian clothing manufacturer Benetton has been involved in F1 racing since 1983, but this 1991 Cosworth-powered B191 chassis no. 5 might be their most significant car. Why? Well, this is the car in which Michael Schumacher scored his first World Championship points, ever, after placing fifth at Monza on September 8, 1991, embarking on a journey that would take him to the history books as the most accomplished Formula One driver who has ever lived.

Schumacher’s Benetton B191-5 sports a fresh 3484cc four-cam, aluminum Cosworth V8 that puts out 640 horsepower. Unlike today’s lame slushboxes, this one has an honest-to-goodness six-speed manual transmission. The chassis uses monocoque construction made entirely of carbon fiber, which was quite exotic at the time. Brembo brakes help stop the OZ racing wheel/Avon tire combo, although admittedly it’s the traffic that will stop for you. Of course, with a car of this caliber, how could you not have a Momo steering wheel? If you have a million bucks to spend, they’ll even throw in a complete set of pit equipment including starter and two additional sets of wheels.

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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6 years ago

I’m not so sure F1 have slush boxes. They never have. Granted this is a pure manual, but an electro hydraulic gearbox is not a slush box. With that being said, I wish I had the money…

Emanuel Costa
Emanuel Costa
9 years ago

I think this ad may be a bit outdated. Found news about this in 2010. With a link to the same page.

Viceroy Fizzlebottom
Viceroy Fizzlebottom
9 years ago

That’s quite a bit cheaper than I expected to be given it’s race history. Seems like a great way to get into the vintage F1 racing for (relatively) cheap. Also, I believe us mere mortals would actually be able to get this car around the track (just not very fast!) unlike a modern F1 car.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
9 years ago

Michael surely raised the bar for the modern F1 drivers he competed against, as well as the younger generation to follow that is competing today.

Seeing this car for sale is a bittersweet reminder of the road he has paved, and of the extremely difficult time this is for his family. 🙁
With so much attention being given to Ferrari legacies and history here, it would be remiss to not recognize what Mr. Schumacher also contributed in spades to that fine Italian marque.

This car sure looks more user friendly than a contemporary F1; I’d sure be happy to give it a go, given the opportunity.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
9 years ago

Also, I’m certain our good buddy Steve Matchett played a role in the scoring of those first championship points for Schumacher in the Benetton. Man, time flies.