What's more, you can even drive it!

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the yellow Jordan cars were fan favorites in Formula 1. Now, a fan with deep pockets will have the chance to own one of those very cars.

Leading classic car auction house The Market is offering a 2002 Jordan Honda EJ12, one of just two examples that are thought to survive, and it is expected to fetch £150,000 - £250,000 (about $194,000 - $323,000 at current exchange rates).

Driven in period by Takuma Sato, who since leaving F1 has gone on to win the Indianapolis 500 twice, the car is in complete running condition. However, instead of its Honda V10 engine, power now comes from a Judd KV8 Zytec S3000 Formula 3000 engine, mated to a five-speed Lola/Hewland paddle-shift gearbox.

That might sound ever-so-slightly disappointing, but it means that the car is significantly cheaper to run and much more useable – and it's still capable of impressive performance to boot.

The car had a fresh engine rebuild in 2016-17, and has only covered 500 km since – 10 percent of its lifespan.

As well as the user-friendly engine, the Jordan sale also includes spare sets of wheel rims and tyres, wishbones, various tools, and various other spares.

"As one of just two known remaining chassis built by the Jordan F1 team in 2002, this car’s rarity already makes it incredibly attractive and desirable," said Tristan Judge, director, The Market. "However, with the engine changes that have been made, the car is much more useable than most top flight race cars, meaning that the new owner can practically turn up to events alone and enjoy it’s stunning performance.

"The vendor keeps telling us how astounded he has been at this car’s ability to open doors to fantastic events and remarkable people, including many ex-F1 drivers.

"Not only will the successful bidder acquire a top flight race car and spares package that’s ready for action, the new owner can also enter the Boss GP Championship or accept a standing invitation to take it to Suzuka."

Gallery: You can own an ex-Takuma Sato Jordan F1 car

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INCREDIBLY RARE AND USEABLE JORDAN F1 RACECAR SPEEDS TO AUCTION

Rare opportunity to own and drive away in a genuine ex-F1 car
2002 Jordan Honda EJ12, chassis #1, one of just two surviving examples
Driven by two times Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato
Car estimated to fetch £150,000 - £250,000 when it heads to auction on 22nd September and close on 29th September
Motorsports enthusiasts looking to live life in the fast lane are being presented with an incredibly rare opportunity to own and drive away in a genuine piece of Formula One history, when a 2002 Jordan Honda EJ12 heads to auction with leading classic car auction house, The Market.

Expected to sell for between £150,000 - £250,000, the car offers prospective owners entry into some of the most prestigious historic motorsport events around the world. What’s more, thanks to an engine change, an extensive spares and garage set-up package, the car’s new owner will be able to unleash and enjoy the thrilling performance of the car at events, almost single-handed.

“As one of just two known remaining chassis built by the Jordan F1 team in 2002, this car’s rarity already makes it incredibly attractive and desirable,” comments Tristan Judge, director, The Market. “However, with the engine changes that have been made, the car is much more useable than most top flight race cars, meaning that the new owner can practically turn up to events alone and enjoy it’s stunning performance. The vendor keeps telling us how astounded he has been at this car’s ability to open doors to fantastic events and remarkable people, including many ex-F1 drivers.”

Originally piloted by double Indianapolis 500 champion and former F1 driver, Takuma Sato, this particular car, chassis number one, was driven and tested at its Silverstone debut in January 2002 and appeared at the team’s subsequent launch event the following month.

The car was one of only five chassis built that year by the Jordan F1 team, and aside from another one housed in Honda’s museum, is the only known surviving example.

Unlike the original specification, the car is now fitted with a Judd KV8 Zytec S3000 Formula 3000 engine, mated with a five-speed Lola/Hewland paddle shift gearbox. The modifications mean the car still retains blistering performance but is significantly cheaper to run and much more useable. Indeed, the car was treated to a fresh engine rebuild in 2016-17, only 500kms ago, and with a predicted life of around 5,000 kms, the new owner will be able to enjoy many events before another rebuild is required. The lack of the real engine also brings the car’s value to a point that is far more attainable for wealthy enthusiasts to enjoy.

Accompanying the car is everything you need to run it, including further sets of wheel rims and tyres, and a selection of spares including wishbones and various tools.

“Not only will the successful bidder acquire a top flight racecar and spares package that’s ready for action, the new owner can also enter the Boss GP Championship or accept a standing invitation to take it to Suzuka! Surely an unmissable opportunity for a true motorsport enthusiast?” concludes Tristan.

Sporting a DHL yellow exterior and original ‘Suzuka Legend’ livery, this auction is due to take place from 22nd September and close 29th September.