No Way! Ayrton Senna's Last Go-Kart is Up for Sale

As a man, Ayrton Senna was many things. He's been called one of Formula One's greatest natural talents, and at the same time been criticized for his 'win at all costs' attitude. But to most, Senna will be remembered as a tireless competitor, a superior racing intellect, and to many – the greatest F1 driver of all time.  For the Brazilian, F1 success surely didn't happen overnight. Senna, like many racing drivers, had to work his way up through the ranks in karting. This unsuspecting 1981 DAP go-kart was the last he would race professionally, and on Feb. 5, it will cross the Bonhams auction block in Paris. Amazingly, it might even be somewhat affordable with an estimated gavel price of $28,000 to $32,000. RELATED: Check out this Benetton B191 that Senna raced against in 1991 Senna's final professional kart outing occurred at the 1981 Karting World Championship event, in Parma, Italy. At the time he was pulling double duty in Formula Ford 1600 racing, and decided to keep his focus on the larger formula for the remainder of the season. The kart was prepared by DAP for Senna's exact specifications, and immediately after the race concluded, the present owner purchased the rig – chassis number 'DAP BH33' – directly from DAP founder Angelo Parilla. Per the purchase agreement, the chassis came without an engine, however a unit identical to the one used by Senna has been installed. Unsurprisingly, the kart has remained in immaculate condition over the past 34 years, and has driven a maximum of two hours since that final race day. In terms of Senna memorabilia, it doesn't get much more significant than this. RELATED: Check out Michael Schumacher's 1998 Ferrari F1 car ________________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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