F1 land speed record car ‘Bonneville 400’ reaches Bonhams
When it comes to rare and exotic vehicles, Bonhams has always impressed the auto enthusiasts with their auction catalogues. Now, up for grabs at Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars sale at Silverstone on July 24 is the current Formula 1 world land speed record car, a 2006 Honda F1 (aka Bonneville 400). Estimated to sell for between £10,000 and £20,000, the iconic car hit 397kph on the fabled Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA in July 2006, setting a new world land speed record for a Formula 1 racing car. The car hit an average speed of 397.360kph (246.908mph) over the Bonneville flying mile and 397.481kph (246.983mph) over the flying kilometer. Since the transmission remains un-repaired, the car is being sold as a non-runner. Moreover, the car comes without an engine as Honda has asked to remove the engine from the car prior to sale. Still, the car has a history and is worth any auto museum or private collection.