Jody Scheckter’s Legendary 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 Fetches €7.6 Million at RM Sotheby’s Monaco Auction

Jody Scheckter’s Legendary 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 Fetches €7.6 Million at RM Sotheby’s Monaco Auction

Jody Scheckter, South Africa’s most renowned F1 driver, saw his 1979 Ferrari 312 T4, in which he won three Grand Prix titles, fetch a remarkable €7,655,000 (approximately R152 million) at RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale.

This sale marks the second-highest price ever for a Ferrari F1 car.

Highlight of the Sale

“For most of the team, Jody’s Ferrari 312 T4 was the highlight of the sale,” said Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Director of Sales at RM Sotheby’s.

Bringing this iconic car to Monaco, where it had previously enjoyed a famous victory, was a thrilling experience.

The car is set to move to a new home, believed to be a prominent Japanese collection, underscoring RM Sotheby’s position as a leading auction house for historic Formula One cars.

Top 10 Sales at RM Sotheby’s Monaco

1979 Ferrari 312 T4 – €7,655,000 (R151.59 million)
1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti – €3,436,250 (R68 million)
1954 Ferrari 625 F1 – €2,705,000 (R53 million)
1981 Porsche 917 K-81 – €2,648,750 (R52 million)
2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 – €2,001,875 (R39 million)
2020 McLaren Senna GTR ‘LM 25’ by Lanzante – €1,450,625 (R28 million)
1977 Tyrrell P34 – €1,040,000 (R20.5 million)
1973 McLaren M23 – €1,028,750 (R20.3 million)
1971 McLaren M19A – €837,500 (R16 million)
1985 Lancia Delta S4 Rally – €837,500 (R16 million)
A Storied History

Jody Scheckter is a celebrated figure in South African motorsport, renowned for his unique achievements in Formula One.

His career breakthrough came in 1974 with Tyrrell, where he secured his first Grand Prix victory in Sweden. After consistently challenging for the championship and finishing in top positions, Scheckter joined Ferrari in 1979.

There, he won the World Drivers’ Championship title after an intense duel with his teammate, Gilles Villeneuve, making him the first and only African driver to achieve this feat.

Looking Ahead: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

As modern F1 fans eagerly anticipate the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the Imola track on Sunday, 19 May, the weekend’s schedule includes:

Friday, 17 May

Practice 1: 13:30 – 14:30
Practice 2: 17:00 – 18:00
Saturday, 18 May
Practice 3: 12:30 – 13:30
Qualifying: 16:00 – 17:00
Sunday, 19 May
Main race: 15:00
Current Standings

Drivers:

Max Verstappen (NED) 136 pts
Sergio Perez (MEX) 103 pts
Charles Leclerc (MON) 98 pts
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) 83 pts
Lando Norris (GBR) 83 pts
Constructors:

Red Bull 239 pts
Ferrari 187 pts
McLaren 124 pts
Mercedes 64 pts
Aston Martin 42 pts