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March 761 car-by-car histories

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
Grand
Prix
Wins
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 States 2018
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 2018
8
8
Spanish Grand Prix
(8 May 1977)
Undisclosed 2018
 
 
(Swedish Grand Prix)
(19 Jun 1977)
France 2018

Extra March 761s

Apart from the eight original March 761s, there are (by 2017) nine additional 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 have raced regularly in Historic Grand Prix events in the US. By 2006, a fourth car had appeared in a museum in Germany.  When the FIA started to allow "continuation cars", two more 761s were built in the UK in 2007/2008, and then another two in 2012/2013, bringing the total of "extra" 761s to eight.  An ninth was offered by Bonhams in 2014, having been in France for some years.  Rumours surfaced of a tenth additional 761 being constructed in 2018.

Despite strenuous attempts, it has not yet been possible to verify the complete history of any of these nine cars.  One was built openly as a replica, and one is likely to be 761-4, but the origins of the others remain unresolved.  

The March 75A/761

It should be noted that the Formula 5000 March 75A was rebuilt with a 761 monocoque in 1977, and was then fitted with a Cosworth DFV engine later that year.  That car still exists and also raced in Masters F1 in 2015 and 2016, still in that updated 761 specification.  

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