Ferrari 312T2 Formula One Car from The Film "Rush"

Available for auction is a prop Ferrari 312T2 Formula One car made for Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) in Ron Howard's racing biopic "Rush." The custom-built car is based on a Mygale chassis with a fiberglass body, aluminum front and rear wings, a 2-liter Duratec Ford engine with a dry-sump lubrication system, and a Hewland FT200 H pattern gearbox.



In addition to the Ferrari-red paint scheme, logos for sponsors Heuer, Agip, and Goodyear adorn the vehicle. On the nose, both sides of the air intake, and both sides of the cockpit, Lauda's number "1" is applied in flowing white script, commemorating his victory the year before. The vehicle wears its original slick tires used during production and a Ferrari-branded leather padded steering wheel. Featuring foam padding and a red safety harness, the cockpit is simple and uncluttered.



During the late part of the 1976 season, Ferrari used the model 312T2 after regulations removed the "high" air box from earlier F-1 cars formally known as the "312T."



The prop cars built for the film were highly authentic, and the mechanics working on the film stated that they had difficulty discerning the difference between the modern reproductions and the originals.



With some wear from film production, the car is still in remarkably good condition. Dimensions for the vehicle are 181” x 79” x 47” (460 cm x 200 cm x 120 cm).



The vehicle is being offered in the exact condition as it was purchased directly from Ron Howard’s production house. During the shipping process, all fuel and fluids from the vehicle were drained, and the battery was removed. The seller notes the vehicle was approved and granted permanent entry into the United States by the Department of transportation.



Don't miss your opportunity to own a stunning example from one of the most iconic automotive films in history. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and fees. 

Scene from the film highlighting the car and Niki Laudas return after being injured:

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $70,000
  • Auction End: 2022-12-09 21:39:14+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 45
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Comments (85)

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    I would sincerely like to congratulate you on the purchase. I will definitely sleep better knowing that the 312T2 is going to an amazing home and will be appreciated.

    Again, I apologize for the very last minute photographs and wonderful voice to text spelling!

    At your convenience, I will work with you to make sure that the proper carrier for transport is chosen and all of the fine details are handled correctly.

    Thank you again to everybody for your wonderful comments and thank you to PCar for being an honest, reputable and a fun to deal with company!

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Sold for $70,000

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Additional photos showing the oil cap to the motor, dry sump, and fuel tank.

    Flawless and untouched. These are the very first time I took them off.

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $70,000

  • porschelover33 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $68,000

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $67,500

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    The dry samp oil looks flawless and was professionally drained as the three additional photo show!

    Sorry again for the last-minute additions

  • porschelover33 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • porschelover33 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $63,800

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Sorry for the last-minute photos, but you can see the bottom of the fuel cell that is perfectly clean almost to the point that you could eat off of.

    The second photo is of the top cam on the motor, showing zero wear and perfect condition.

    I’m struggling trying to get a photo of the drained, dry oil sample, which looks amazing but getting a proper photograph is a little bit challenging.

    Hold tight for more updates if there’s time!

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $62,500

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • porschelover33 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $61,000

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Just letting everybody know that the 312T2 will be sold today at the high bid!

    I wish everybody luck and I’m trying to get a last couple photos uploaded so let’s see what I can do

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • Stefanleeb 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $58,000

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 4 weeksago

    The seller wants us to announce that this is selling today. More photos are being uploaded as well. Best of luck!

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $57,500

  • Solaia22 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $56,000

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • Solaia22 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $53,000

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $52,500

  • Stefanleeb 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,600

  • porschelover33 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,500

  • kpHeross 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @Lotusx Just an update to everybody, I was not able to get my friends corner scales to get a correct weight on the car. I still stand behind my estimate of 1100/1150 pounds. Mygale lists that as a wet weight with driver but it sounds more like without driver.

    I am trying to get some photos of the drained oil sump, FIA fuel cell and cooling system before the auction ends. I want everybody to know there are no "hidden issues" here. I am very specific with how I preserve and maintain everything in my collection.

    Ask the people at Pcar (they are wonderful), every single small detail is very important to me. Things that most people would never even think about are huge issues for me. I need my collection to be 100% correct.

    After all, none of us actually own our collections. We are simply the current caretaker for the next generation. It is our job to do the very best that we can.

  • RedDished964 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $46,260

  • Solaia22 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $46,250

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @dcnelson275 To be honest I have always kept the Rush car as a beautiful centerpiece in my Los Angeles collection. Being that I collect historic cars and motorcycles but at the same time movie memorabilia, not everything ends up getting used. This is one of those pieces that has been extremely important that I have kept identical to my acquisition right as the movie finished filming.

    In all honesty, I should have taken the car out and enjoyed the experience. I believe I have been the best caretaker possible and now will allow someone else to have that first experience.

    A fun fact about the car is that it’s actually fitted with Avon race tires. In 1976 obviously Goodyear was the sponsor and supplier of tires.

    If you look at the photos I have uploaded, you will see that the movie production house has painted/labeled the tires as Goodyear when in fact, if you look closer, they are actually Avon racing slicks.

    It’s just another one of those fun details that shows how the production house worked every small detail. On a movie with a $19 million budget the grossed almost $100 million, they really spent the time working all the small details.

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • dcnelson275 (registered bidder) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @Lotusx Thanks very much. It would be a welcome addition to my vintage Ferrari collection and I am going to try my best. How does it drive and where have you been able to drive it? Thank you, DAVID

  • Solaia22 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $45,500

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • Solaia22 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $42,500

  • porschelover33 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @dcnelson275 I will be honest that it has been hard to start trimming my collection. After reading your post, I am so glad that I am going to let the 312T2 go to a new home after almost 10 years.

    The most important things in my life are my memories of amazing days gone past. If my 312T2 goes to you, it would put a huge smile on my face. I always keep everything in my collection "without modification". This is exactly why, so the next collector can enjoy it just as much as I have.

  • Solaia22 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $41,500

  • Sdogone 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • Stefanleeb 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $37,500

  • dcnelson275 (registered bidder) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    The photos are beautiful and take me back to the days of watching Nikki Lauda drive the 312T2 at Watkins Glen, when Luca de Montezemola was a young 30-something team manager for Ferrari. This car takes me back 4”-years in 5-minutes. Those amazing memories at the Glen watching Nikki and seeing him and Sig. Montezemola when I snuck into the Ferrari pits are very special memories that this 312T2 help me relive those great memories. Thanks, David

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • Solaia22 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $33,333

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Good morning, and hopefully everybody can see the 27 new photographs that were just uploaded.

    Some of the highlights are the fully approved FIA certified fuel cell, the Bilstein adjustable coilovers with H&R track springs. Everything is untouched from production in 2013.

    You can also see the AP racing calipers on all four corners. The in compartment cockpit trim knob to adjust brake balance can be seen to the right of the gauge cluster.

    The quick release steering wheel screen matches the motion picture, as well as the gauges. That is one of the easiest ways to identify that this is the exact production car that was used throughout the film.

    If you have not watched the four minute clip attached to this auction, I would highly recommend doing so.

    As always, all questions are welcome and I will be available throughout the end of the auction today.

  • dcnelson275 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $32,500

  • Lotusx (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @Lotusx So to answer the question on the weight of the 312T2, my best estimate is 1150 pounds.

    I have a friend that I’m going to try to pick up his corner balance scales before the auction ends tomorrow and give you an exact number if possible.

    I did research with the manufacture of the chassis and I believe that 1150 pounds is a pretty darn good guess, but please don’t hold me to it!

  • Solaia22 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $32,100

  • Hooly170 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • Lotusx (seller) 2 monthsago

    @Blackhorse0099 Hello, I wish I had the answer for you. I have always wanted to get a set of corner scales and never spent the $4,000.00 for a good set. I am in contact with Mygale and I will find out what the dry weight of the formula chassis is. The 312T2 is dry weight since all fluids including the halon are out of the car.

    I do know that the pit jack that comes with the car (that is about 6 feet long) with lift the car with one person will very little effort.

  • Lotusx (seller) 2 monthsago

    @Dwhite911 Hello, I really do appreciate some of you wanting to come see the car in person. I am sorry but since we can not move the car to a private location that will not be possible. It is 2.5 inches off the ground. My core private collection is not for public view. You can take a look at the last few listings including my 167 mile Lotus Esprit and you get a very good idea as to the level of perfection of my collection.

    What I am working on are a few dozen new photos that will go into details on the 312T2. Brakes to tires, engine to suspension.

    I am here to answer any questions that you might have. I will also be updating everybody on communication direct from Mygale.

  • Stefanleeb 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • Blackhorse0099 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    What is the weight of this car?

  • adygil12 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    It is not clear if the car can be viewed in person. Can you please be clear if we can?

  • Dwhite911 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    @Lotusx still hoping to come by. Can provide assurances to give you comfort your security will not be jeopardized.

  • adygil12 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Can the care be viewed in person?

  • Dwhite 2 monthsago

    I saw the Hesketh prop car at a person's I know shop. He owns The an original McLaren hunt drove but would not let it out of his sit.

    The prop car was absolutely a car no one would drive anywhere. The inboard disk brakes were made of wood ( the actual brakes were hidden in side the wheels). The chassis was just a bunch of square tunes and angle iron, the suspension was also all cosmetic.

    From certain angles it looked real as you just saw the prop parts.

    Now I don't know about how the Ferrari was done, but I would absolutely want to see more detailed pictures of this build.

    The owner of Pcar market I would think probably also saw the car I'm describing as he did a video of the McLaren on the street with the owner and his Senna. Just saying.

  • Solaia22 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $25,500

  • Stefanleeb 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • Lotusx (seller) 2 monthsago

    One thing I should mentioned is that the vehicle was imported under a box 7 exemption with department of transportation.

    It was determined to fall under the category of a race car based upon the original French chassis that it is built upon.

    It is not required to hit the classification for NHTSA, so the vehicle was later introduced under a box 8 exemption. That is how the vehicle was able to remain in the United States without a limited time table.

    I only bring this up so that if the new owner decides to export the vehicle out of the United States, they should do their own due diligence if it was ever to return back to the United States at a later date.

  • Lotusx (seller) 2 monthsago

    @jazzyg72 Hello and thank you for the comment. I did not acquire the rush car for the track. I collect movie memorabilia, as well as racecars and many other items.

    My goal from owning it since 2014 was to keep it identical to how it was delivered to me with absolutely no modifications. Historic movie memorabilia loses value when people start to make changes or restorations.

    I purchased it because it’s historic and beautiful and has looked amazing in my collection. As my collection has vastly overgrown, I would prefer to have more vehicles that I actually use versus simply sit in. Somebody out there is going to absolutely love this 312T2 in their collection. It definitely gets a tremendous amount of attention.

  • jazzyg72 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Thank you @LotusX for your reply. I think the confusion about your car comes from this paragraph in your first post here:

    "I purchased the vehicle as an important piece of movie history and memorabilia so it does not have any current service work done. It would be very straightforward to get the vehicle up and running for track use but that would be the responsibility of the new owner."

    Moving forward I will now look at this car as a prop and not a functional vintage racecar. It also explains why you never got it up and running with all of the necessary fluids and fresh battery. Lastly one question I dont think that was asked yet is why are you now selling it? It seems like it would be a great piece to keep in your collection?

  • treffendriver (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    @Solaia22 I have no reason to doubt it is from movie production. I will say they went much farther to make it appear to be actual car than many “movie cars” are typically prepared at least for a race car. Many race cars in past don’t have engines and no suspension at all, everything is built to basically look the part and roll and that’s it.

  • Solaia22 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    @treffendriver very helpful info! Do you have any concerns that this isn't the real deal from the movie? Do you know how many replicas they made for the movie?

    I think if we move off the "you can race this car", and look at the value as a display item those questions sure help!

  • treffendriver (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    I did not have a bad Monday morning, this is a great movie piece and great piece to display. I have no Ill will to drag the value down. My comments are specific to the potential use for track use. I’m extremely familiar with this unit and was on production during filming. I don’t know what if any changes were made until seller obtained the car but it doesn’t take much to see the areas that are photographed are not done to the actual car standards. The reason I asked to see many more photos is so potential bidders can truly see the entire assembly under the skin. For example, look at rear anti roll bars. The screws and boxes are just attached with some basic hardware then compare to real thing. For a display piece, completely acceptable but for track use no adjustability exists and likely to snap screws on bar after some full speed laps. Underneath, with proper photos you would see similar throughout chassis.

  • Lotusx (seller) 2 monthsago

    @jazzyg72 Hello and thank you very much for reaching out. In all honesty, it sounds like the individual that posted the comment simply had a difficult Monday morning. He is by all means welcome to his opinion, but I do not believe it is an accurate one.

    This vehicle was produced for the movie and they had a several million dollar budget to build formula cars that would be period correct for the film.

    It’s extremely clear if anyone has watched the movie that these Mygale chassis race cars are quite competent. These are not some home built replicas but they are known for building amazing formula cars.

    It is well known that the Mygale formula cars were extremely fast and in some places faster than the 1970s formula cars that were on loan to the movie. While I’m sure the majority of this is not wanting to wreck a $20 million race car. The $20,000,000 312T2 was on loan to the movie and suffered front end and suspension damage.

    This vehicle is an important part of movie history and it is not being sold as a weekend racecar. If you wanted a weekend race car, you could spend significantly less money, but this is a piece of the movie memorabilia history.

    Mygale formula cars are globally known and are 100% up to racing standards.

    As a very good example I own the Ducati that was used in the matrix reloaded. Warner Brothers owns the back up bike, but I own the one that is original and screen matched to the freeway scene. You don’t take apart of a piece of movie memorabilia history but you preserve it because that is where the importance is.

    Mygale race cars speak for themselves and the correct home for this vehicle Is someone who wants a perfectly preserved piece of movie memorabilia history that has not been tinkered with played with or modified.

    Any and all questions are always welcome.

  • jazzyg72 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    @lotusX are you going to address the elephant in the room being the previous comment from @treffendriver ? I think all of us interested in this car would like to hear your response as well as see you post some more complete photos of the engine and chassis/ suspension with the bodywork panels removed.

  • Solaia22 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • Boattail 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $14,510

  • Solaia22 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $14,500

  • 3ktt 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • treffendriver (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Ok I think everyone must take a step back for a second before anyone thinks you’ll be able to take this thing out to track. If this is the unit I saw on production set this thing isn’t remotely ready to go onto any type of road or track. While it’s a great movie prop replica. This thing didn’t use any of the fasteners, and much of the suspension is a crude look a like of original. Seller needs to provide way more photos, 22 photos is a joke. We need to see engine, bottom showing floor, show everyone the car with bodywork off? Seller is trying to sell as a movie prop which is all anyone should think they are buying but to lead someone to believe this could ever be a track car without a full rebuild with a million mods to ensure it won’t fall apart mid corner is laughable.

  • Lotusx (seller) 2 monthsago

    @allferrariparts Hello and thank you for the questions. You are correct, this is a complete formula car with engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, etc.

    Production ended in 2013 and I acquired the car in 2014 from the group working with them. As I previously mentioned, it was imported into the United States in 2014 to Department of transportation’s specs. No fluids, no battery, no fuel.

    It has been on display in my collection since then in that condition.

    Let me know if I can assist with any other questions. Thank you.

  • allferrariparts (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Are you saying this is a fully functional formula car with suspension, brakes etc. that would be safe to drive on the track ? Please provide more information on which Mygale chassis it is based on. When did it last run ?

  • Lotusx (seller) 2 monthsago

    @Dwhite911 I’m trying to see what I can do to accommodate an in person visit. The vehicle is part of my private collection and takes about four of us to move. For privacy reasons here in Los Angeles, I don’t show off the core garage of my collection.

    Again, let me see what I can do to accommodate your request.

  • Dwhite911 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Can the car be viewed in person before the auction ends?

  • Solaia22 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $13,120

  • Mitch 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • jbauto (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    This is fantastic.

  • Solaia22 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $12,345

  • Lotusx (seller) 2 monthsago

    @Lucho1976 Hello and thank you for the questions. It will come with a signed COA from the group in Europe that I worked with to acquire the vehicle.

    When we shipped the vehicle to the United States in 2014, all fluids and the battery were removed per United States import regulation, and conforming with department of transportation.

    I purchased the vehicle as an important piece of movie history and memorabilia so it does not have any current service work done. It would be very straightforward to get the vehicle up and running for track use but that would be the responsibility of the new owner.

    The vehicle perfectly screen matches both the exterior and interior from the movie. It is truly in the identical condition that I acquired the vehicle in.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know. I would be happy to help.

  • Lucho1976 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Hi any documentation you can provide when the car was bought from RW Production? Any videos of the car you can show , outside the movie,? Any Service doc?
    Thanks for your time.

  • mendez 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $25

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