1985 March 85C Indianapolis50,000-80,000 USD - Estimate

1985 March 85C Indianapolis

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$50,000 - $80,000


Said to be the car raced by Jacques Villeneuve for the Canadian Tire team
Reportedly finished 5th at the 1985 Indianapolis 500, driven by Johnny Parsons, Jr.
Long-term display piece with 'as-raced' patina

The Mitosinka Collection’s March was, according to its owner, the car driven by Jacques Villeneuve under the ownership of the Canadian Tire team during the 1984 season, initially as an 83C and subsequently as an 84C.

The following year Villeneuve continued to compete in the car, now as an 85C. According to Mr. Mitosinka, he failed to qualify at the Indianapolis 500, however, so the car was taken over for that event by Johnny Parsons and finished fifth overall. Afterward the car is said to have raced for the remainder of the 1985 season by Mr. Villeneuve, with its best finishes being a first overall at Elkhart Lake and third overall at Mid-Ohio.


1984 Model Driver, Racing Number Finished Total Points

Long Beach 83C Jacques Villeneuve (6) 6th

Phoenix 83C Jacques Villeneuve (6) 13th

Portland 83C Jacques Villeneuve (6) 6th

Meadowlands 84C Jacques Villeneuve (6) 15th

Cleveland 84C Jacques Villeneuve (6) 9th

Sanair 84C Jacques Villeneuve (6) 8th

Phoenix 84C Jacques Villeneuve (6) 9th

Laguna Seca 84C Jacques Villeneuve (6) 24th

Las Vegas 84C Jacques Villeneuve (6) 15th

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1985 Model Driver, Racing Number Finished Total Points

Long Beach 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 7th

Indianapolis 85C Johnny Parsons, Jr. (29) 5th

Milwaukee 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 22nd

Portland 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 23rd

Meadowlands 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 21st

Cleveland 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 4th

Elkhart Lake 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 1st

Mid-Ohio 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 3rd

Sanair 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 11th

Laguna Seca 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 25th

Phoenix 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 13th

Miami 85C Jacques Villeneuve (8) 17th

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Mr. Mitosinka acquired the March for his collection in 1999, at one of the first RM Auctions sales to be held in California. Its steering system was rebuilt shortly thereafter but it has remained otherwise largely a display piece in the collection ever since, in “as-raced” condition. The engine in the car is an incomplete block and a new engine would need to be built in order to return the car to the track. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mt20.

Reference Number 624576

as of 9/19/2020

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