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Schumacher’s first world title car up for auction

Michael Schumacher in a Benetton Renault in 1995.

Michael Schumacher in a Benetton Renault in 1995.  

Michael Schumacher’s first Formula One world championship-winning car is up for auction at internet seller’s e-bay. The auction price crossed the $1 million mark on Tuesday.

The Benetton B174 was driven by Schumacher in 1994 when he won the first of a record seven world titles. The seller said it has undergone a complete overhaul and is “in racing condition.” According to the auction page, there were 51 bids by 10:30 GMT on Tuesday with the highest bid at the time at 711,050 euros (1.063 million dollars). The auction runs until November 16.

“For sale is the F1 race car, with which Michael Schumacher won his first Formula One Drivers’ Championship at the Adelaide GP of Australia,” said the seller with the username thunder_cobra.

A large number of spare parts goes with the package. The car is currently in Toronto, Canada, the seller said.

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