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H&H set to auction a 1993 Sauber F1 car on 3 December

H&H will be selling one of the first Mercedes-Benz-powered F1 cars of the modern era on 3 December when a 1993 Sauber C12A comes under the hammer.

The display car is built around a genuine tub and carries the chassis number 93.C12A.04. Rather than make simple glassfibre replicas, at the end of 1993 Sauber produced a series of five sponsors cars that included a high percentage of original race components. The Ilmor V10 engine is essentially a ‘shell’, but carries the correct ‘S’ logo on its cam covers, and the single-seater is depicted as a 1994, Tissot-liveried car with ‘Concept by Mercedes-Benz’ script on its flanks. It is estimated to fetch between £18,000 - £25,000 and will be sold just days after either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg becomes the latest Mercedes-Benz World champion. 

Other early entries at the Chateau Impney, Worcestershire, sale range from a cute 1970 Fiat 500 L (£4,500 -6,500) to a classic British sports car from the 1930s, the £28,000 - 32,000 1934 MG PA.

Before then, on 12 November, H&H will return to its popular Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, venue where it will offer over 80 classics at prices to suit all pockets. One of the highlights is another Mercedes-Benz, the left-hand-drive, ex-California 1962 220 SE Coupé estimated at £16,000 - 20,000.

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By Daniel Harrison

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