A threesome of March racers from the extensive stable of Frank Sytner – and spanning the F1 pinnacle of motor sport to the battlefield of F3 – are to be auctioned next month.
Sure to generate the most interest if the 1972 Formula One March 721G. Fully restored and expected to raise £240,000 to £280,000, it was driven in period by Mike Beuttler among others and once out-qualified Niki Lauda and Ronnie Peterson.
The Formula 2 car is the March-BMW 782 (estimate £95-105,000) with original tub and fresh BMW engine. Famous names who have piloted it include Jean-Pierre Jarier, Jaques Lafitte and Harald Ertl.
Rounding off the trio is a completely rebuilt 1978 F3 March 783 that is predicted to sell for £45-55,000. In period it was run by Michael Korten, finishing runner up in the 1978 German Formula Three championship and overall winner in 1979.
Silverstone Auctions managing director Nick Whale said: "Each of these Frank Sytner [below] owned race cars are presented with their own fascinating and important backgrounds with illustrious racing pedigrees. To have just one, let alone all three cars for auction is a real coup.”