Michael Schumacher’s luxury Iveco Domino HDH coach designed by Pininfarina is up for auction.
The auction for the HDH coach is set to take place tomorrow at the RM auction in Battersea.
The formula one coach was used by the F1 Team during the Michael Schumacher and Ruben Barrichello years of 2001-2005.
Scuderia Ferrari chose Iveco to design and supply a state of the art drivers coach for their drivers Schumacher and Barrichello during the racing season.
During this time the coach travelled 53,000 miles in total, from Maranello Italy all through Europe for the grand prix with Schumacher winning four out of the seven world championships.
The spacious Ferrari red coloured coach features two separate apartments with 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 has a living room, equipped with a mini-bar, 15x18-inch LCD TV, a computer table, independent lighting, satellite telephone and internet capabilities, closed shelves finished in elegant wood and wardrobe closet rooms, air conditioning, heating plus all necessary electrical sockets and fittings.
To add to this, each apartment is equipped with a physiotherapy massage bed and table which was used for post-race treatments.
The idea of the coach for the F1 team was that everything was at the racers fingertips, often interviews and meetings would take place on board.
After Formula One had finished with the coach in 2009 it was purchased and given an upgrade to a motor-home.
The new owners of the coach spent nearly £60,000 upgrading it with the latest functions and interior to make it the ultimate motor-home.
Upgrading the historic coach included, TV/internet/satellite installation, two new Panasonic televisions, theatre system, a Hastens Luxuria bed and an additional amount for accessories.
It has been kept to the highest standard over the years with no expense spared to give it the motor-home status with the upgrade and general maintenance throughout the years.
There is no doubt that with its iconic and historic status the HDH coach could be yours at a cost of between a massive £200,000 to £300,000.
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By Amanda Bainbridge