British manufacturer and Formula One constructor, March Engineering began operating in 1969 by its four founders, Max Mosley, Alan Rees, Graham Coaker and Robin Herd. The name 'March' was chosen by using initials from their first and last names. Each of these individuals brought unique qualities and talents to the team. Herd was the designer, Rees was the team's manager, Coaker oversaw production, and Mosely handled the commercial side of the operation.
The purpose of the company was to provide chassis for customers competing in all racing categories. In 1969 the company built a Formula 3 car. A year later they produced an F1 racer, the 701, which they used for team competition and to supply to privateers. In the non-championship Race of Champions, Jackie Stewart gave March its first F1 victory. He won the Spanish Grand Prix a month later.
In the years to come, the company would become more successful in more classes, except for the F1 program, than any other manufacturer.
This car is chassis number 761-4, was raced in period by Arturo Merzario. It raced in the golden era of F1 in the classic Hunt vs Lauda season of 1976. The car competed in 9 Grand Prix's during the 1976 season. In the German Grand Prix it was raced by Vittorio Brambillo.
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|1976 MARCH-COSWORTH 761 FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE SEATER||761-3||2014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale|| ||$120,000||$160,000|
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