1972 March 722 Formula 2 converted to Hill Climb For Sale
This March 722 started out as a Formula 2 race car with the monocoque number AM 72-12 which we believe means that this single seater was a very early 722. It was then converted to a Hill Climb car, The 2 driver / car builders were engineers for British Leyland at the time and used their expertise and contacts to fit an A series engine with some special motorsport parts and modifications, one of the mods they did to the engine was to turbocharge it, this was before the days of the MG Metro Turbo, and one can't help wonder if this helped the development of the 1275 turbo engine used in the Metro Turbo? In fact there are letters between British leyland's 'Special Tuning' department and the drivers detailing recommended modifications and parts to be used, its also apparent that British Leyland picked up some of the bills by way of sponsorship of the car judging by the invoices to the 'Sales and Promotions' department of British Leyland. Season reports from the drivers to BL show that the car performed well at Shelsey Walsh on various occasions. AM72 -12 has been laid up for many years and came to us with a healthy coating of dust, but it does appear to be complete apart from a fuel tank and a couple of rubber pipes missing. Obviously this is still somewhat of a project that needs some time and fettling spent to get it back to competitive use, but it would be a fairly simple project and prove to be very worthwhile indeed.
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Chassis No. 015 / 1979;
Engine Ford Cosworth DFV F1, V8 3000 cc, 500 Hp
Gearbox Hewland FGA 400 6-speed
Car completely overhauled in 2014. Monocoque chassis again bought time by Adriano Paramento.
1982 Van Diemen Formula Ford 2000 as raced by Felix Fisher in 2009 to win at Thruxton & Silverstone.
Philspeed engine, Faringdon lap timer and Racetech gauges
Spare set of wheels with wet tyres
Completely original car, AMS Autoracing Type 277
Chassis No. 62 / 1979; never crashed.
Original engine AMS 413 DOHC 16 valves - 1600 cc, with Lucas Mk1 Fuel injection.
Gearbox Hewland FT 200 5-speed