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Posted By:   |  09 Jun 2009   |  9:31 am GMT  |  45 comments

Toyota, the world’s largest car company, has become the first team to start selling real parts of its F1 cars online.

A complete rear wing is €2,000 a plain front wing a snip at €800.
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Apparently the parts have all been used at some time on the F1 cars either in racing or testing and come with a certificate of authenticity.

The parts are on sale on Toyota’s official website at

http://www.toyota-f1-shop.com

If things don’t get resolved in the next few days between the teams and the FIA over next year’s championship then there could a lot more of this kind of thing going on..

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  1. AutoMod says:

    Wonder if those wheels would retro-fit onto my Aygo?

  2. James says:

    Is this Toyota innocently cleaning out the cupboards, or trying to recoup some money to cover their debts…?

  3. mark says:

    Ferrari have been selling real F1 parts for years.

  4. martin_tf says:

    Those prices look surprisingly reasonable. Don’t think I have room for a rear wing though as much as I would like one.

  5. Garry says:

    Well, it’s one way for the “new” teams to start working on their 2010 car…

  6. Andy says:

    What a good idea, at least is raises money for the team and stops it ending up in land fill. A real Earth car, maybe Honda misses a trick.

    I remember Jordan where sell Gears on there website at one time.

  7. I think it’s good that Toyota is doing this – relatively cheap prices mean that many people can get involved in owning a little piece of F1…

  8. Jason C says:

    How much do you think it would cost to get a whole car together from these bits?

    I’m thinking of fielding an entry next year.

  9. Shaun says:

    I may price up the cost of building a whole car and send my submission to Max.

  10. Paul Heathcote says:

    Jordan did this many years ago, I have a magnesium rear wheel which i turned into a waste paper basket when they were going through the black / yellow phase.

    Cost about 80 quid i seem to remember, must have been at least 10 years ago (before wife and kids arrived when i had spare cash!)

  11. rubbergoat says:

    Hi James,

    Which parts would you buy? I’m keen on the Frontwing but I have no idea where I’d put it ;)

    Love the site and keep up the good work :D

  12. Joel Heaton says:

    Interesting. I wonder if they’ll sell me Timo’s TF108 on the cheap… :D

    There are certain F1 parts that I’d actually consider buying if they were put on sale, but Toyota’s selection isn’t tempting as it stands. A front nose and wing assembly, for example, or a car’s steering wheel. But not a plate from a wing :P

    I think it’d be nice if teams sold season-old cars (although who could afford them?!). Then again, until the next big regulation changes, that could reveal certain secrets…

  13. Snail says:

    In all seriousness, why on earth would I want one?

    As Top Gear demonstrated a few series ago you would look like a right k***-end if you attached it to your car. Where else would you put it, on top of your telly? Think your wife would let you? If you’re single do you think that improves your chances of impressing that girl, or decreases your chances?

    I would like to see a Reliant Robin fitted with a front and rear wing, but nothing else, well maybe a lawn mower for the 12 hour endurance race.

    http://www.blmra.co.uk/modules/content/index.php?id=21

    I thought the F1 silly season was for drivers, not teams selling stuff that no one (besides another team) has a use for. Bizarre, truly, bizarre. Probably the weirdest thing all season so far.

  14. Dan says:

    As Mark says, Ferrari have been doing this for at least 5 years, if not longer, in their high street and online stores. Not cheap though.

  15. Steve E says:

    Thing is Ferrari, usually sell their car parts over an auction, on their offical website, as far as im aware any money they make, goes to charity, Where as this is going straight into Toyota’s back pocket!

  16. john g says:

    well, better value for money than those little 1:43 model cars i’ve been looking at over the last few days – that plain front wing is quite cool… just a shame i don’t like toyota

  17. Rich M says:

    BAR used to sell old parts and race suits on their website. Shame they were so expensive!

  18. gourami says:

    Are these the aero bits used in Barcelona and subsequently ditched for their earlier aero bits?

    Clearly too slow on the car… maybe they’ll go faster on eBay…

    I would love to buy something (I still treasure my authentic Jordan wheel nut) but the freight cost to Australia for a rear wing would be more than the cost of the wing itself!

  19. Justin says:

    Yup, Jordan were doing this years back. I was lucky enough to get one of the rear rims from Brundle’s “flying” Jordan in Melbourne. It was bashed and scraped, and covered in Aussie gravel dust and had some bits of carbon fibre lodged in it. I managed to get hold of a picture of the car in mid-air, and you can clearly see that it’s my wheel. A nice buy, and at £75 it seems like more and more of a bargain…

  20. Andrew says:

    I reckon I could field my own entry with all of that gear too! I’ve a two car garage so I’ve got the basics right I think!

    Oh hang on, Max hasn’t called yet to coax me into lodging an entry to pile pressure on the existing teams!

    On that note, has anyone thought that Max might have been quietly suggesting to these new teams that they should lodge entries? It would be a convenient way of creating the public perception that there wouldn’t be space for the big teams if they procrastinate.

    Just a thought!

  21. Graeme says:

    Jordan used to do this years back I have a wheel nut
    from a 2001/02 Jordan! All I could afford at the time.

  22. mayhemfunkster says:

    Now we know where McLaren’s “rushed through” Silverstone update is coming from! Let’s hope Halfords has plenty of dayglo red and silver spray paint in stock…

  23. Kirk says:

    There will be a lot of teams getting rid of dusty KERS units next year, if FOTA get their way, so if you want to fit one to your supped-up XR3 better start saving the dosh now!

    Just stay well clear of the Ferrari and BMW units – they’re a bit heavy and not very reliable… ;-)

  24. chris says:

    I sent an email last week to the sales team last week requesting the double plane front wing, but they have not got back to me. I reckon this stuff would be snapped up very quickly at these prices. Each part has it’s own beautiful story.

  25. Rhys Xanthis says:

    I can’t imagine the shipping charges all the way here to Australia!

  26. LMW says:

    Excellent – my Birthday is coming up in 3 weeks!

  27. Peter Jones says:

    “Rearwing compete with crasher” only 2500 euros?

    I didn’t realise Trulli was that cheap!

  28. Ben James says:

    If I had enough money to buy part of an F1 car it would NOT be from Toyota! lol Who on earth would want to buy from them?!

    If you’re gonna buy part of an F1 car, get it from a team that have really achieved something. I find toyota wasteful in their spend in F1 compared with results, its a shame.

  29. kimi09 says:

    There is a shop near where I live that sells F1 car parts like theese.

  30. I think a quick lick of red paint and nobody could tell them apart from “say” a Ferrari :-)

  31. sean says:

    You can buy a ferrari f2002 T cars for about 2mil, they fit you into it ,keep it at maranello and have race weekends. Go to there web site all the info is there.
    I think the 2005 model is a bit cheaper as it was a dog .

  32. BiTXBoi says:

    Renault and Ferrari have been selling real F1 parts for some time, so this piece of news took me a bit by surprise.

    Congrats for your site, it’s a must read for every F1 fan

  33. Alistair Blevins says:

    I think it would be cheaper to take a long weekend in Monza, go to the race and once it’s over, storm the track and asset strip any retired cars in the vicinity.

    I seem to recall this tactic being used in the past with great success.

  34. I have a wheel from Fisi’s 97 Jordan (makes a nice coffee table) and also a 10ft plank from the underneath of the car.

    The Mrs quite likes the table but is none to impressed with ‘plank’ which has so far survived 3 house moves despite protests to ‘bin’ it. I keep meaning to make a shelves out of it but can’t bring myself to saw through it!

    If all else fails I’m sure some of the entries for next year (March, Brabham) might be able to use these and save a few quid.

  35. carlos montero says:

    I have a 1998 Jordan nose complete used by R. Schumacher. If there is someone interested please write me back

  36. Phil Bishop says:

    Yup, went to their store in Milan and they had a number on display

  37. Howard Hughes says:

    I know I have the original wing mirror from a 6-wheel Tyrell somewhere in Ireland…

  38. Phil Bishop says:

    a chap actually bought a full working Ferrari F1 car, it was featured on TopGear or 5th Gear a few years back, can’t remember which. I think he was the boss of one of the mobile phone shops. refused to say how much he spent on it.

    Sadly his first call was to his Mum! :O)

  39. Snail says:

    I think it’d be nice if teams sold season-old cars (although who could afford them?!).

    Now that would be interesting. You can get them – Bernie has a fine collection as do a few other wealthy folk.

    I’d rather have a second hand F14 Tomcat or an F15 Eagle though. I think some Saudi Sheik has his own personal F16 to muck about in.

    Either way, they are all out of my budget range.

  40. Phil Bishop says:

    There have been some interesting pieces of furniture that use car parts

    I’ve seen tables made from engines with a perspex/glass top so you can marvel at the art/engineering

    Also coffee tables made using a wheel as the support and topped with perspex as before

    I’ve also seen shelves made using carbon pieces from race cars.

  41. Sasha says:

    How about a nice Toyota V10 to replace the IL3 in you Aygo? Innocently rolling up to the traffic lights and then smoke all the posers in their sportscars.

  42. Sasha says:

    John Bosch from Holland owns and races the Schumacher F1 cars from 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002…

    They sell their cars to very special clients.

    If you want to see who owns what:

    http://www.f1carstoday.net/sida/Cars/Ferrari.htm

  43. Snail says:

    I agree with you on that. Theo Paphitis has a table like that, but I thought that was just any old gearbox that had been salvaged.

  44. Howard Hughes says:

    Which number was it? Personally I prefer 32…

  45. Alistair Blevins says:

    “I think the 2005 model is a bit cheaper as it was a dog .”

    Imagine telling them that after a test drive.

    “Sorry old bean, it handles like a wet lettuce… do you have anything else?”

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