At the start of the 1985 season, Ferrari has the quickest car of the championship. The turbocharged engine is upgraded for four seasons on the 126 C. On the 156/85, this is the ultimate specification with 1.5 Liter and twin turbo, good for 780 HP for the race and more than 1000 HP for qualification. The next cars, F1/87 and F1/88 will use the same engine but less powerful due to the new regulations lowering the turbo limit to 2.5 bars, vs the 3.6 bars of the 1985 model.
Michele Alboreto finished 2nd of the first Grand Prix in Brasil, while René Arnoux finished 4th. He is immediately replaced by Stefan Johansson. During the first part of the season, Alboreto leads the championship ahead of Alain Prost. The 156/85 are fast and reliable and allow Alboreto and Johansson to grab many victories and podiums. In the second part of the championship, Mac Laren reacts and Alain Prost managed to pass Alboreto to win the world championship. Alboreto finished 2nd.
The car we offer is the chassis #86 driven by Stefan Johansson in South Africa (4th) and Brands Hatch (DNF). The car had been part of the late Michele Alboreto’s collection for years. It is sold to an Italian prominent collector, then purchased by the current owner. The engine has been fully rebuilt by Ferrari F1 Clienti, with 110.000 EUR of work done (invoice available). The car has not been driven since. It has also been certified by Ferrari Classiche.
This is an exceptional formula 1, the ultimate F1 eligible in historic races. With its turbocharged engine, it is one of the fastest Formula 1 that is allowed to run in historic racing. It is immediately available in Italy.