Damon Hill's 1997 Arrows Is Yours For €250,000

Damon Hill's 1997 Arrows Is Yours For €250,000

Remember when Damon Hill almost won the 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix? Well the actual Arrows Formula 1 car is now up for sale.

Yes, the Arrows A18 that Hill drove at the Hungarian GP in 1997 is on the market with a proper F1 engine too.

The beautiful white and blue-liveried F1 machine isn’t all that expensive either, when compared to other classics up for sale.

In fact, the price listed on Racecarsdirect is just €250,000 – quite a steal considering the car’s history.

Damon Hill's 1997 Arrows Is Yours For €250,000 - Formula 1

The A18 was uncompetitive at the start of the season but the small Arrows team kept working away, with improvements being made.

Hill, who had made a surprise move to Arrows after being dropped by Williams after claiming the 1996 F1 championship, then shocked many at the Hungaroring mid-way through the season.

He qualified third for the Hungarian GP and hit the front during the race, leading for most of it and looking set for a stunning victory..

Damon Hill's 1997 Arrows Is Yours For €250,000 - Formula 1

Sadly, as many will know, a throttle linkage component failure on the last lap let his former team-mate Jacques Villeneuve past him.

He still finished a staggering second in the race, a huge feat. That exact car is now up for sale, including the latest D-spec V10 Yamaha (Judd) engine.

Damon Hill's 1997 Arrows Is Yours For €250,000 - Formula 1

It’s apparently in perfect condition and comes with pit equipment and spare parts, see the official listings page for more information.

Right, anyone got €250,000 we can borrow?