The 73rd Members’ Meeting will celebrate those icons of F1 design excess from the high airbox era of the 1970s – and this ex-Niki Lauda March 711, with its distinctive ovoid front wing, is about to come to the market just in time for the new owner to bring it along to 73MM.
The car was originally built in 1971 for Ronnie Peterson, and he used it in three races – Kylami, Monaco and a very wet Zandvoort – before moving to the newer 711-6 chassis for the rest of the season. It was at the German Grand Prix, when Peterson switched to the newer car, that new number two driver Lauda took the older car on as his first F1 steed. Lauda, of course, went on to be a triple world champion.
The March has an estimate of £450,000 to £500,000 and is one of the lots in Coys’ True Greats sale which will take place on 2nd December in the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.