There’s plenty of Formula 1 memorabilia up for grabs at many an auction of private sale, but there are few pieces which are perhaps as special as this: the last go-kart raced by the late Ayrton Senna before he moved into open-wheel racing full-time.

It might not look particularly special, but according to the Bonhams auction house, this #9 1981 DAP Kart was raced by the future three-time Formula 1 title-winner at the Karting world championship event at Parma, Italy.

This particular kart was purchased immediately after the race and has remained with the same owner ever since. Painstakingly stored, the kart was purchased without an engine, however an identical engine raced by Senna was subsequently installed.

The kart is expected to fetch a considerable price somewhere between £18,000-£21,000 when it goes up for auction on 5 February. Interested bidders with big wallets can register their interest by clicking here.

Image via Duelos

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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.