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Jean Alesi’s Formula One Scuderia Tipo 642 For Sale

Posted in Collector Cars, Ferrari, Formula 1, General by Kurt Ernst | May 30th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

1991 Ferrari Tipo 642

Want the ultimate toy for track day hoonage? Do you have huevos the size of grapefruit, and a bank account to match? If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then a Florida exotic car dealer has what you’ve been looking for. Up for grabs is Jean Alesi’s Ferrari Typo 642, as raced in the 1991 season. It comes with a turbocharged 3.5 liter, 60 valve, 4 cam V12 motor, which should be good for around 700 horsepower. In case you’ve forgotten, 1991 was long before the introduction of launch control, traction control or any other electronic driver aid. Aerodynamics were primitive by today’s standard, so when a beast like this loses grip, you’re in for some sudden, high speed adventure.

1991 Ferrari Tipo 642

If you want to add it to your collection, the asking price is $700,000. I’m not really up on the prices of used grand prix racers from the past 20 years, but that sounds a bit optimistic for a car that never won a race and was campaigned by Alesi for less than a year. As Alesi replaced Nigel Mansell at Ferrari, it’s possible he also raced the chassis in 1990, but there’s no documentation on this. If you’ve got to have it, you’ll pay the asking price, but for those just looking for a vintage grand prix car, my advice is to keep shopping.

Source: Dealer Selling Jean Alesi’s Ferrari F1 Scuderia Tipo 642 Racer

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  1. ds440 says:

    Even though the 642 was a disaster by Ferrari standards….I’d take it! The Ferraris of that era are gorgeous. I seem to remember seeing a pic of the 641 (a far more successful car) hanging on a wall at the MOMA in NYC.

    • ags says:

      Just a little over price…..But One Ferrari is Ferrari…be a nice to have one of this sample in my living room…rss..