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March 761 car-by-car histories

This model is eligible for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018, in Race F: Formula 1, 1973 to 1976, Cosworth DFV engine.

Listed below are each of the cars built to this type. Note that the list does not include cars modified to this type but originally built to a different type.

Click on a car to see the race history. The present location is shown where recorded; full details of ownership are held on file but not all of this information can presently be disclosed.

Car
Total
Race
Starts
Grand
Prix
Starts
First Race
Present Location
16
15
Brazilian Grand Prix
(25 Jan 1976)
Rebuilt as 761B/2
21
19
Brazilian Grand Prix
(25 Jan 1976)
United Kingdom 2016
33
12
Brazilian Grand Prix
(25 Jan 1976)
Not disclosed
7
6
Spanish Grand Prix
(2 May 1976)
Not disclosed
1
 
Race of Champions
(20 Mar 1977)
Switzerland 2017
6
6
Austrian Grand Prix
(15 Aug 1976)
Japan 2016
8
8
Spanish Grand Prix
(8 May 1977)
United Kingdom 2016
 
 
(Swedish Grand Prix)
(19 Jun 1977)
France 2016
March 761/8-R1
 
 
(no races recorded)
United States 2016
March 761/8-R2
 
 
(no races recorded)
United States 2015

Apart from the eight original March 761s, there are (by 2017) at least another eight 761s that cannot be connected to any of the original entities. The first of these appeared in early 1990, and by mid-1992, there were a total of three unexplained 761s, one of which could be original. Two of these, shown above as 761/8-R1 and 761/8-R2, have raced regularly in Historic Grand Prix events in the US. When the FIA started to allow "continuation cars", two more 761s were built in the UK in 2007/2008. Two more were built in 2013, bringing the total to seven.  In 2015, an eighth 761 appeared, the history of which cannot yet be resolved.  Reports have also arrived of a ninth, in Germany, and maybe a tenth, that has been in France for some years.

Despite strenuous attempts, it has not yet been possible to verify the complete history of any of them.  One was built openly as a replica, and one may well turn out to be 761-4, but the origins of the others are proving problematic.