A fantastic fleet of racing cars from the collection of Formula 1 world champion Jody Scheckter is set to go under the hammer at an RM Sotheby’s auction at the Grimaldi Forum during the Historic Grand Prix weekend on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

The speedy South African’s collection is comprised of 11 lots, ranging greatly in price and even number of wheels. The undisputed crown jewel of the collection being the Ferrari 312 T4, which Scheckter drove to a driver’s title in 1979 with the Scuderia. Given its glorious pedigree, this old prancing horse is expected to fetch up to 6.5 million euros at auction.

All the way down the opposite end of the spectrum is the cheapest of the lot, a 1971 Merlyn MK21 built by Scheckter himself during his tenure as a fabricator with Merlyn. The car also participated in the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix Formula 3 race weekend, and could be sold for upwards of a much more affordable 35 thousand euros.

A standout lot for sure, the six-wheeled 1977 Tyrrel P34 is bound to attract attention and bids of up to 650 thousand euros. One of, if not the most, unorthodox designs from the pinnacle of motorsport, this machine is a potential front-runner for historic racing events around the world.

The full collection destined for auction can be found on the RM Sotheby’s website here.

Featured image from Flickr, Jody Scheckter driving the Ferrari 312 T4 to victory at the 1979 Monaco Grand Prix, all other images courtesy of RM Sotheby’s