MARCH 773 FIA FORMULA 3 CAR
|Year of Manufacture:||1977|
|No. of Cylinders:||4|
A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF MOTOR RACING HISTORY
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a highly original and important historic racing car with complete and total known provenance. One of only 18 built, this particular March 773 was driven by Piercarlo Ghinzani to win the 1977 FIA European Formula 3 Championship beating drivers such as Nelson Piquet, Elio de Angelis and Derek Warwick. An outright winner 4 times that season (at Nurburgring, Zolder, Imola and Monza) the car gave Ghinzani a total of 10 podium appearances and was the dominant car and driver combination of the season. Professionally stored and maintained ever since, the Toyota Novamotor had its most recent rebuild in 2010 by Ellegi Motori and has only run 200kms since.
The car is presented ready to race. Fully rebuilt and restored to correct specification by Team Ghinzani, the car is supplied with an extensive history file and even a set of original period driver’s overalls.
Born on 16th January 1952 in Lombardy, Italy, Piercarlo Ghinzani is one of the most successful Italian racing drivers of the 1980’s era. Cutting his teeth in single seaters he was the Italian and European Formula 3 championship winner before launching a Formula One career which lasted from 1981 until 1989. He went on to drive in 77 Formula One Grand Prix, mostly for the smaller Italian team, Osella, but also for Toleman, Ligier and Zakspeed. He also drove successfully in Group C as a works driver for Lancia supporting fellow Italian teammates Michele Alboreto and Riccardo Patrese.