Just nine drivers have won the Formula One driver’s world championship while driving for Ferrari. Among this hallowed group is South African Jody Scheckter. He claimed the 1979 title behind the wheel of a Ferrari 312T4. That title-winning car will soon be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s.

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One of Many

The Ferrari 312T4 is one of 12 cars from Scheckter’s personal collection that will go into RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale in a few weeks. Although, not all are F1 cars. Among the list are 1971 McLaren M19A, a 1977 Wolf WR1 and a 2008 recreation of the famous six-wheeled Tyrrell P34.

Click here to read about the title-winning Ferrari that sold a few years ago.

Race Winner

The 312T4 was Ferrari’s first full ground-effect F1 car. It was powered by a 3,0-litre flat-12 engine. Scheckter won the Belgian, Monaco and Italian Grands Prix in 1979. His teammate won another three races to help the Italian team clinch the constructor’s title. It is the last car to win a title for the Scuderia while it was still overseen by Il Commendatore, Enzo Ferrari.

Scheckter bought the car directly from Ferrari in November 1982. It has remained in his care ever since. This is a rare opportunity to buy a World Championship-winning Ferrari from its champion driver. The Ferrari 312T4 has a pre-sale estimated value between €5,25m and €6,5m (somewhere between R107m and R133m).

Images courtesy of RM Sothebys.