Ayrton Senna's 190E 2.3-16 in Australia

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Ayrton Senna's 190E 2.3-16 in Australia

Post by Greg in Oz » Sun 27 Mar, 2016 12:31 pm

Does anyone know the owner of the car featured in the article at http://www.drive.com.au/motor-reviews/f ... 321-gno0a0 which was displayed at the 2016 Australian F1 GP in Melbourne?

The story of Senna buying this 190E 2.3-16 new at the factory and taking it back to England as his road car in 1985 after winning the race at the Nürburgring in an almost identical car is very much like the story of my 190E 2.3-16 which Alan Jones bought new at the factory and took back to England in 1985 after competing in the same race.

To have these two cars bought new by F1 world champions now both in Australia is pretty special. I would love to communicate with the current owner of Senna's car and hopefully get the two cars together one day for a photo shoot.
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Re: Ayrton Senna's 190E 2.3-16 in Australia

Post by tips » Sun 27 Mar, 2016 8:00 pm

Hadn't seen that article Greg but what an awesome story the 2 cars would make. I suppose the usual suspects would be MBCV as I know a few clubs normally display at the GP or possibly try and contact MB Australia to see if they organised the the car in their Corporate area?. Might be able to get the owner to meet you half way at the all German day in Canberra.
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Re: Ayrton Senna's 190E 2.3-16 in Australia

Post by Greg in Oz » Mon 28 Mar, 2016 11:25 am

I believe the car was displayed in the MB corporate area. I would have let them have mine to display next to that one in return for a 4 day all-area pass to the F1 GP.

I am hoping that by posting here and on Facebook that I can track down the owner of Senna's car. Failing that I will have to try contacting MBCV (where I am a member anyway) or MB Australia. Hopefully the owner will be receptive to the idea of getting the two cars together. The MBCACT concours in Canberra (I am also a member of MBCACT) would be a good opportunity but I would make the trip to Melbourne if that's what it takes to make it happen.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
YG2S8 - Mini Clubman GT: 1972, 4sp manual, blue, parchment vinyl (my first car which I still own)

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