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March 76B Formula Atlantic

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1976 March 76B-Cosworth Formula Atlantic

Chassis 76B-20 is a genuinely totally original, very low mileage no-stories March Formula Atlantic car, having had one owner for over 40 years.

Purchased new from March Cars in 1976 by New Zealand racing legend Ken Smith, and only ever raced by him, this 76B has spent it's entire life in New Zealand. Arriving at the end of 1976, it was raced by Ken during the 1977 and 1978 seasons, before being replaced by an ex-works 782. It has only ever competed in 17 race meetings.

It's full racing history has been documented, the highlights being winning the Pukekohe round of the 1977 NZ Formula Pacific Gold Star series, and finishing 5th in the 1978 New Zealand Grand Prix.

Ken sold the car to a local NZ driver, who tested but never raced the car. It was then sold back to Smith and was dismantled and put into long term dry storage until approximately 10 years ago, when the car was unpacked and reassembled (not restored) as a rolling chassis and put back into Ken's original livery, still with the 77B nose that it was updated with for the 1978 NZ season.

Over the last 12 months it has been reunited with it's original Nicholson McLaren Cosworth BDA engine and returned to a running state.

The car retains it's original gearbox, suspension, brakes, wheels, bodywork and fuel system exactly as when it last was on track in 1981.

Unlike many March cars of this era, this is a genuinely no-stories car and is a rare oppotunity to acquire such an immaculate and original time-warp from the golden era of 1970's motorsport.

The car is available immediately and assistance is available with shipping worldwide.


Seller: Classic Revival
  Andy Higgins
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Company Classic Revival Ltd
Country: New Zealand
City: Auckland
Phone: +6421911012
Currency: GBP
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £55,000
Added: 26/07/2021
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