Jump to content


Photo

March 742


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 HEROS

HEROS
  • Member

  • 238 posts
  • Joined: January 04

Posted 12 February 2004 - 13:48

Hello,

Currently, I try to make inventory of the various chassis of March 742 which took part of the
European Championship of Formula 2 in 1974.

What I miss especially are the serial number of these cars with their respective team.

Can you help me with a list of the different chassis?

Many thanks.

Advertisement

#2 David McKinney

David McKinney
  • Member

  • 14,156 posts
  • Joined: November 00

Posted 12 February 2004 - 14:25

Not a complete list, but the best I can do
5 - Jo Vonlanthen
8 - Trivellato/Giancarlo Martini
11 - Vonlanthen spare
12 - works-Antar/Jacques Coulon
13 - Jimmy Mieusset
20 - Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi
21 - Diulio Truffo
22 - Maurizio Flammini
24 - BP Team/Jacques Laffite
26 - Scuderia Vesuvio/Cosimo Turizio
27 - Jean-Claude Favre, then Loris Kessel
28 - Carlo Giorgio
30 - Team Harper/David Purley early

Obvious omissions are the works cars, at least one more Trivellato car, the Obermoser car and a second Team Harper entry. I believe 30 cars were built, including several sold to Japan

#3 HEROS

HEROS
  • Member

  • 238 posts
  • Joined: January 04

Posted 12 February 2004 - 14:39

Another time, many thanks David. This list will help me because I have few datas about
the serial numbers of the cars.

#4 starlet

starlet
  • Member

  • 327 posts
  • Joined: January 04

Posted 12 February 2004 - 14:59

For the anecdote, and if I 'm right, there was an ex works 732 s/n 10, that has been upgraded in '74 specifications for the Brian Lewis Racing, and renumbered by March in 742/10B, as the 742/10 existed already.
The car was entered for Vittorio Brambilla in 1974.

#5 Adam F

Adam F
  • Member

  • 430 posts
  • Joined: October 02

Posted 12 February 2004 - 22:45

I have some information from the March factory records :-

1974 F2 sales list
Note:- in some cases this lists the country agent (eg Trivellato for Italy) rather than the final team.

1 Japan Red
2 Japan Bright Blue
3 Obermoser White
4 Japan Red
5 Japan White
6 Japan White
7 Trivellato White
8 Trivellato Red
9 Kuwashima Black
10 Obermoser Blue
11 Obermoser White
12 Antar Red
13 Maublanc Bright Blue
14 Maublanc White (Schnitzer)
15 Trivellato Yellow
16 Maublanc White (Schnitzer)
17 Jagermeister Orange
18 ELF Black
19 B.P. (Lafitte) White
20 Trivellato Red
21 Trivellato Red
22 Trivellato Red
23 Harper White
24 B.P. White
25 Harper White
26 Trivellato White
27 Moser White/Orange
28 Jolly Club White (Ford/Holbay)
29 (no customer listed) White
30 Bang & Olufsen White/Red

Other notes (from sporadic records)
5 "reported driven by Vonlanthen at Estoril"
8 "painted orange by Scuderia del Passatore" "raced by Giancarlo Martini"
12 "raced by Jacques Coulon", "Feb 75 converted to F. Atlantic became 75B-U1"
17 "raced by Hans Stuck as Jagermeister works car"
18 "Used by Patrick Depailler to win 1974 F2 Championship", "Nov 75 sold to Maublanc"
21 "driven by Truffo at Estoril March 75"
24 "rebodied with green & yellow special body" "Raced in 1974 by Laffitte" "1975 sold to Siegrist - repainted blue & white"
26 "24 March 75 Turizio - Scuderia Vesuvio"
27 "built for Silvio Moser but never raced by him" "1975 White & gold - Loris Kessel"
28 "raced 1974 and early 1975 by Carlo Giorgio"
30 "used as spare car 1975
U1 "spare (works) team car in black & blue Elf colours" "Dec 1975 sold to David Franklin"

#6 philippe7

philippe7
  • Member

  • 2,777 posts
  • Joined: August 03

Posted 13 February 2004 - 07:45

This is an excellent piece of information, Thank you Adam F

If 24 was driven by Jacques Lafitte, it is then fair to assume that 19 , the "other" BP chassis , was the one driven during the 1974 championship by Lafitte's team mate / good friend / part sponsor , the ( talented) gentleman driver Jean-Pierre Paoli .