If you’ve got a spare half a million stuffed in your mattress or in a Swiss bank account, then consider making a bid for the 1974 Hesketh 308, the car piloted by James Hunt and Alan Jones in 1974-5. It’s going up for auction at this year’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
Designed and engineered in-house by the late Harvey Postlethwaite, the 308 was the Hesketh team’s first Grand Prix design, which Hunt described as “beautiful” when he first clapped eyes on it.
Being just one of three models in the 308/308B series to be built, this particular chassis was raced by both future champions Hunt and Jones, with the former making his famous late-race pass at the 1974 International Trophy Race at Silverstone in this very car. Powered by a 485bhp V8 Ford Cosworth DFV, the car has been fully restored and is race-ready for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix and the FIA Masters Historic Championships.
The car will go on auction on May 10 and is expected to fetch between €350.000 – €650.000, and that price doesn’t include any sexy ladies…
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