1976 March 761SOLD

March 761

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*** NEWS 22/02/2018: This car has been accepted for the 2018 Monaco Historic GP ! We are delighted to offer this stunning 1976 ex-Arturo Merzario “OVORO” March 761 for sale. British manufacturer and F1 constructor March Engineering began operation in 1969 and was created by Max Mosley, Alan Rees, Graham Coaker and Robin Herd. Each of these 4 individuals brought unique qualities and talents to the team with Herd being the designer, Rees the team manager, Coaker oversaw production and Mosley handled the commercial side of the business. March was to provide chassis for customers competing in all racing categories starting with a F3 car in 1969 followed by an F1 car in 1970 : the March 701 which they used as team cars and also to supply to privateers. They also produced a highly successful F2 car which shared the chassis of its F1 brethren. Introduced for the start of the 1976 Formula 1 season, the March 761 produced by Robin Herd was another straight forward alloy-tubbed chassis design which was low cost to build and easy to maintain and repair. Compared to its predecessor, the 761 chassis had a wider track and was stronger. Eight 761s were built in total and during the season more than a few cars were required t..... for more information visit www.RMD.be

Reference Number 512066

as of 2/23/2018

Overview
Car 1976 March 761
VIN 761-04 
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Known History

Ovoro-March Racing

28/03/76: United States West GP, Long Beach #35 A.Merzario DNQ did not qualify02/05/76: Spanish GP, Jarama #35 A.Merzario Rtd lap 37 - gearbox16/05/76: Belgian GP, Zolder #35 A.Merzario Rtd lap 22 - engine30/05/76: Monaco GP, Monte Carlo #35 A.Merzario DNQ accidentrebuilt on new tub “761/4-2”13/06/76: Swedish GP, Anderstorp #35 A.Merzario 14th 70 laps04/07/76: French GP, Paul Ricard #35 A.Merzario 9th 54 laps18/07/76: British GP, Brands Hatch #35 A.Merzario Rtd lap 32 - driveshaft

Beta-March Engineering

01/08/76: German GP, Hockenheim #9 V.Brambilla Rtd lap 2 - accident

Sports Cars of Austriarebuilt on new tub “761/4-3”15/08/76: Austrian GP, Osterreichring #40 K.Oppitzhauser DNP did not practice30/08/76: Brands Hatch, Shellsport Group 8 #59 K.Oppitzhauser DNQ did not qualify12/09/76: Thruxton, Shellsport Group 8 #51 K.Oppitzhauser DNA did not arrive17/07/77: Austrian Bergpreis, Dobratsch #126 K.Oppitzhauser 44th 7th Group 8

Gerd Biechteler Racing01/05/78: Mallory Park, Aurora AFX British F1 #65 G.Biechteler 11th21/05/78: Donington, Aurora AFX British F1 #65 G.Biechteler DNS oil pressure

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