If you really want to stand out from your friends, all you need to do is buy yourself an F1 racecar - of course, it will probably cost you a few hundred thousand bucks.

While old-school F1 racers don't often come up for sale, they do occasionally emerge at major auctions. Thanks to the boys at Mecum Auctions, this 1984 Lotus Type 94 John Player Special will be crossing the auction block on August 15 in Monterey, California.

According to Mecum, it is one of 4 such cars built by Lotus for the 1984 Formula 1 season and was designed by Frenchman Gérard Ducarouge. It was the first newly designed Lotus F1 chassis since the 1981 88 and was the third generation F1 Lotus to employ Renault’s hyper-powered V-6 engine using twin KKK turbochargers and a Lotus/Hewland FGB 5-speed manual transmission.

Mecum has not released an auction estimate but out guess is that this beauty will probably sell for around $250,000.

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[via Mecum]