1989 Benetton F1


Type: Used
Year: 1989
make: Benetton
model: F1
stock: 120414
engine size: 3.5
transmission: 6-speed
VIN: B189-01 (CHASSIS)
car comments

1989 Benetton B189-01 Formula One Racing Car. The first of seven chassis constructed

Cosworth DFR 3.5L V8 normally aspirated engine built by Nicholson McLaren in Wokingham, England.

(Not DFS 2.65 as stamped on valve cover)

Stamped "DFR 3196" 

Designed by South African Rory Bryne.


This car was the earlier chassis to the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix winning car with Alessandro Nannini at the wheel. That race was profiled in the documentary 'Senna'. Nannini was the default winner after Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost collided.


This car has been driven to points paying finishes by Nannini; 3rd in San Marino and the British GP with it's best finish a 2nd at Australia.


This Benetton B189 was completely rebuilt from tub up to final successful testing at Silverstone by the finest of fabricators Liaz Jakhara of the renowned ZUL RACING COMPANY in Derby, England and has been driven only on test days at Sears Point/Infineon Raceway since delivery. The engine was rebuilt by Nicholson McLaren to a DFR 2.5 Liter Normally Aspitrated Spec.

Engine Value alone estimated at 100,000 GBP Sterling.

The remainder of the car is precisely as it ran in F1 Spec.  Including the gearbox.


Large spares package is included with this car as well as spare floor and wheels.


Original car cover, Original team clothing, (4) Original Goodyear racing tires, (4) New full wets Avon A15 984CLW.




(2) Carbon clutches, (2) Sets of exhausts, (13) Wheels, (1) One rear wing, (1) Spar floor pan, (40) Assorted gear rations, (4) Drop gears, (2) First gears, (1) Full set of wishbones, (7)  Dog rings, (5) Ratio bearings, (2) CWP, (1) Full set of oil and water radiators, (5) Sets of drive shafts, (10) Disk bells, (8) Brake disc (carbon), (numerous) Brake pads (carbon), (1) Set of brake calipers, (6) Release bearings, (1) Gear box starter shaft, (1) First motion shaft, (3) Gear box diff cover plates, a box of assorted castings (unmachined), Gear box starter plate, (1) Set of uprights, (2) Left hand steering brackets, (2) Rear wishbone mounts, (1) Pair of steering arms, (1) Pair steering arm brackets, (1) Pair lower rear wishbone mounts, (2) Pairs rear wing/quick lift brackets, (2) Pairs front upper wishbone mounts, (2) Pairs right-hand front upper wishbone rear mounts, (1) Pair rear upper wishbone front mounts, gearbox rocker stabilizer bracket, (4) Floor mount front plates, (1) Gearbox bracket, Fuel bag, (5) Left-hand rear rockers, (1) Pair front anti-roll bar mounts, (5) Steering column mounting brackets, (2) Rear anti-roll bars, (1) Oil tank shaft to release bearing, (25) Steering racks, (3) Steering pinions, (1) Gearbox starter rear plate, (4) Left-hand wheel nuts, (1) Right-hand wheel nut, (2) Steering bushes, (3) Throttle cables, (2) Reverse gear cables, (1) Oil tank filter, (1) Pair front stub axles, (3) Spacers front hubs, (30) Drive pegs, PLUS (2) containers of bits and bracketry. Engine kits for HB or DFR.

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