• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

This 1998 Minardi M198 Racer Packs A Ford V10 And Is Up For Grabs: Video

Sponsored Links

Owning an actual Formula 1 car is a pipe dream for most people, for obvious reasons. But someone has the chance to bring home this Ford V10-powered 1998 Minardi M198 racer right now, because it’s currently up for sale at Race Cars Direct. Granted, it isn’t street legal and carries a steep price tag of £425,000 ($576,748 USD), but imagine how cool it would be to own this slice of racing history?

Even better, this Minardi M198 is chassis number 001, and it’s the first time it’s been sold on the open market. It’s in its original spec and comes with everything one might need to hit the track, too, including a laptop for fine-tuning. The car has been maintained quite well also, and last saw the track in 2019 at Grand Prix weekend.

Sponsored Links

Following that race, the car was stripped down completely and rebuilt, all possible failure points were inspected, the transmission was rebuilt, and everything else was fully serviced, including that glorious V10 engine, which we’ve included a clip of below so everyone can hear its glorious soundtrack.

Sponsored Links

And if the potential buyer doesn’t have a full racing team at their disposal, Race Cars Direct can even provide support at upcoming races, anywhere in the world. Never before has racing a V10-powered Formula 1 car been so obtainable, and that’s obviously a good thing.

These days, more and more people are buying up old race cars like this and participating in vintage events, which provide tons of fun in a more approachable setting.

It doesn’t take millions of dollars and the support of a major automaker to get behind the wheel of a car like this anymore, and that’s great news for all of us that have ever dreamed of becoming the next Aryton Senna or Michael Schumacher.

Sponsored Links

We’ll have more cool cars for sale to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for continuous Ford news coverage.

Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

Sponsored Links

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Straight-Piped Ford Fusion 3.0L Duratec V6 Actually Sounds Good: Video

Ford Dealers That Invest In Bronco Showroom Upgrades Can Get More Allocations: Exclusive