The Toleman TG184-2 driven by Ayrton Senna in his debut F1 season is to be sold by Silverstone Auctions on 16 May.
Arguably, it was Senna's drive in the 1984 Monaco GP that brought his extraordinary talents to the attention of the world's race fans. Finishing second after qualifying in 13th place was admirable enough – to do it on a hideously wet track was considered by many to be nothing short of heroic.
The Toleman, which Senna subsequently took to third in the British GP, has been in private ownership since 1996 and Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, is thrilled to bring the iconic car to public sale: "It's undoubtedly one of the most important lots we've ever offered under the hammer. The auction promises to be a must-attend sale for any serious motor sport enthusiast."
With enthusiasm for Senna-related lots being at an all-time high, the car is likely to achieve an impressive hammer price – especially if recent lots are anything to go by: a helmet and race suit used by the driver having fetched £74,750 and £35,650 respectively.