Kenilworth charity shop offers second chance to own Schumacher racing suit - The Leamington Observer

Kenilworth charity shop offers second chance to own Schumacher racing suit

Leamington Editorial 27th Nov, 2018   0

A RACING suit worn by Formula One star Ralf Schumacher which was donated to a Kenilworth charity shop failed to sell at auction.

But F1 fans have a second chance to own the red overalls, worn by the six-times Grand Prix winner, when he was driving for the Williams team in 1999.

The suit was pulled out of a charity bag left by a mystery donor at Kenilworth’s Scope shop in the summer. It went under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers on Friday, with an estimate of £2,000 to £3,000, but did not reach its reserve.

The charity is now offering the suit for sale at its Talisman Square shop in Kenilworth.

Chelsea Parry, area manager for the disability equality charity, said: “Our fantastic donation of the F1 racing suit worn by Ralf Schumacher is for sale in our Scope Kenilworth store. This original suit, authenticated by the F1 Williams team, is a great addition to any F1 enthusiast’s collection.

“We are looking for offers in the region of £2,000 as valued by both Williams Heritage and Hansons Auctioneers.”

“All enquiries about the sale of this unique suit will be handled by Amanda Mann at the Scope shop, and potential buyers can call 01926 851330 if they are unable to visit the shop.”

Hansons valuer Helen Smith sports the Ralf Schumacher racing suit. Picture Hansons.



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