Williams Heritage was created in 2014 to manage the team's collection of historic Formula One cars. This includes maintaining and curating the Williams Grand Prix Collection, and showcasing, selling and running the fleet of cars dating from the team's first Formula One season in 1978 to the most recently retired models.
The division is headed by Jonathan Williams and managed by long time Williams mechanic and team manager Dickie Stanford.
Williams has a vast treasure trove of historic racing cars that have been hidden away from the public, gathering dust in storage. The Heritage division will return these cars to their former glory and bring them into private ownership so they can be enjoyed and operated on track once again. The team will provide a comprehensive support network to owners and become a regular participant in the historic racing scene.
Williams Heritage represents one of the world’s finest reserves of competition car pedigree from a team that has had a defining influence on the top echelons of international motorsport for almost four decades. The Williams Heritage programme presents an altogether exclusive investment and ownership opportunity for active enthusiasts and investors to share in this legacy.
The cars released from the Williams Collection to the Heritage programme have unimpeachable provenance, having been continuously owned and maintained by Williams Grand Prix Engineering since their creation.
Combining the engineering provenance of Patrick Head and Adrian Newey with the record of Williams’ sixteen World Championships won with drivers from Keke Rosberg to Damon Hill, Williams Heritage is a comprehensive ownership programme for collectors to acquire the most celebrated cars from the team’s Collection.
The inception of Williams Heritage has been carefully instigated at a time when the investment dividend for historic race cars has become increasingly persuasive due in part to the ever increasing array of global events historic Formula One cars can be used or displayed. As such, the Williams Heritage programme provides an attractive contribution to a portfolio not just as a unique and useable acquisition, but as a considered capital growth asset protected by extraordinary provenance and authenticity.