26 October 2011

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Lot 294

2001 Iveco Domino HDH Orlandi Scuderia Ferrari F1 Driver’s Coach

  • Chassis no. ZGA662R00E004231

Sold for £134,400

Iveco engine, ZF eight-speed gearbox coupled to electronic selector, AVS, independent front suspension, air suspension, hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bars, front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, and ABS. Wheelbase: 6,150 mm

• Used by the Scuderia Ferrari F1 team during the Schumacher/Barrichello years
• A high-roof “HDH” variant; customised for the requirements of Scuderia Ferrari
• Highly equipped for the ultimate in travelling comfort
• Serviced and upgraded by the current owner, virtually without regard to cost
• 85,000 kilometres from new

Iveco, a FIAT Industrial company, is a world-leading manufacturer of motor coaches with a wide range of vehicles and a number of chassis for large custom-built vehicles. In order to satisfy all transport criteria and specific requirements for passenger and luggage capacity, seat layouts and passenger comfort levels, the Iveco vehicles are available in many various dimensions with power outputs ranging up to 450 hp. This Pininfarina-designed Iveco Domino coach features the extra-tall HDH body, and its engine was built following very strict regulations from Euro 4, Euro 5 and EEV, according to environmental protection rules.

Scuderia Ferrari chose Iveco to supply a custom-built Driver’s Coach for use during the F1 Grand Prix racing seasons, and this coach was specifically designed to accommodate the drivers for strategic meetings and interviews. It features two separate apartments with independent access from the main door placed in the front and rear of the vehicle and a separate compartment for driving access from the front. Each apartment comprises a spacious area with a living room, mini-bar, 15x18-inch LCD TV, a computer table, independent lighting, satellite telephone and internet capabilities, closed shelves finished in elegant lacquered wood and wardrobe closet rooms, plus all necessary electrical sockets and fittings. In addition, each compartment is equipped with a physiotherapy massage bed and table for post-race treatments.

This Ferrari driver’s motor coach was entirely updated with a Ferrari Red finish and exclusive red leather upholstery, and all electrical and mechanical components have been improved to the highest level. All wooden furniture features modern stainless-steel trim, and the floors are covered in PVC material. The washroom features a ceramic lavatory and a spacious shower room and washbasin, complete with a boiler for hot water. The water supply facilities are equipped with bypass security features and include drainage and waste-storage systems. Other features include independent heating and air-conditioning units and a 220-volt diesel generator, which requires no external power connection and powers all amenities.

This completely equipped driver’s motor coach was driven from Maranello to all the major European F1 Grand Prix races during the 2001-2005 seasons, the brilliant period when Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher were Ferrari’s lead drivers and Schumacher won the last four of his unprecedented seven F1 World Driving Championships. Other famed users of this coach include Ferrari’s famed team managers Jean Todt and Ross Braun, and their race strategies and tactical decisions ultimately affected the outcome of the F1 championship. Used sparingly by the Ferrari F1 department, this vehicle was fully maintained by Iveco throughout its four seasons of use, and since acquisition by the current owner in 2009, it was serviced and further upgraded at great cost, including £44,290 for a GBP motor-home conversion, £4,112 for Intastat TV/internet/satellite installation, £1,900 for two Panasonic televisions, £2,000 for a Bose home theatre system, £5,520 for a Hastens Luxuria bed and an additional £2,000 in accessories. Professionally maintained, it is a stunning motor coach and a must-have addition to the collection of an enthusiast who spends many months a year on the road, particularly now that it has received true motor-home conversion.

Please note that the purchaser will be required to sign an agreement promising to protect Ferrari’s trademark and to not use this vehicle for commercial purposes.

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