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If you’ve got a spare million floating around you could give it to us then have we got the perfect gift for you!

Part with the cool US$975,000 asking price and you could be the proud owner of the 1991 Ferrari 643 V12 driven by no less a man than Jean Alesi!

Being offered for sale via eBay in a ready-to-race condition, the famous Prancing Horse 3.5-litre V12 engine produces 709BHP, supported by a 7-speed semiautomatic gearbox.

imageLaunched midway through the 1991 season – the first of a three-year win-less streak for Ferrari – the 643 replaced the 642 model, which had powered Alesi and team-mate Alain Prost to a handful of points finishes and a spate of retirements.

With the major enhancements at his disposal, Prost led the car’s debut race at the French GP, only to lose out on a chance at victory when he was passed by Nigel Mansell in the latter stages of an excellent race.

Sadly, the team’s fortunes failed to hit such heights again for the remainder of the season, and the lowlight came before the season-ending Australian GP when Prost was sacked after describing the team’s 1991 challengers as “trucks”!

One might argue that almost a million dollars is a lot of money for a ‘truck’, but this isn’t your run of the mill rig, that’s for sure!

The sale of complete F1 cars is extremely rare these days, and coming across such opportunities is rarer still!

Anyone willing to buy? The eBay auction ends in just over six days at the time of writing.

A double-billing of F1 and V8s at Abu Dhabi!

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.

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