Classic #f1 Car For Sale – 1974 Hesketh 308 – James Hunt First GP Winning Car
The 1974 Hesketh 308 is being offered for Auction at the RM Auctions in Monaco on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
From the Auction lot for this Hesketh F1 Car for sale:
First Hesketh Formula One car. Winner of 1974 BRDC International Trophy with James Hunt, his first top series victory. To be offered in Monaco.
The Hesketh 308 and its derived sister model the 308B are Formula One racing cars designed by Harvey Postlethwaite for Hesketh Racing to compete in the 1974 and 1975 World Championships. The car gave James Hunt his first World Championship win in the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.
On its debut appearance at the 1974 Brands Hatch, Race of Champions, Hunt put the car in pole position. The race was less successful and Hunt spun out in wet conditions on lap 4. The 308 made its first Grand Prix appearance two weeks later in South Africa. This time Hunt could only qualify 13th but moved up to fifth place from the start, successfully holding that position until drive shaft failure put him out of the race on lap 65. The following week, Hunt again managed pole position at the International Trophy race at Silverstone in competition with several Grand Prix regulars. This time Hunt managed a stunning victory. From the start, Hunt dropped back with his clutch slipping and with the gear shift knob coming off in his hand. Gradually he overcame these difficulties and worked his way back to the front, eventually passing Ronnie Peterson’s Lotus down the inside into Woodcote corner to retake the lead
PRICE: Auction Estimate: not listed yet (Our estimate is $500,000 to $800, 000).
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