1974 Hesketh 308B

As the sister model to the Hesketh 308, this racecar enjoys a rich racing history and is one of only three built in the 308 and 308B series.

Designed by and engineered in-house by Harvey Postlethwaite, the Hesketh 308 was Lord Hesketh’s first grand prix racing car.

The 308B debuted at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1975, where its remarkable speed quickly impressed and silenced many of Lord Hesketh’s critics during a warm up lap by James Hunt. In 1975, Hesketh 308B nabbed first place at the Netherlands Grand Prix.

Famous for Hunt’s late-race pass at the 1974 Silverstone International Trophy Race, the 308B gave Hesketh Racing a stunning victory that is still hailed today as one of the most memorable races in Formula One history.

The 308B has recently undergone complete and correct restoration; making it still a force to be reckoned with on the tracks.

Competition History

Notable drivers

James Hunt 

Alan Jones 

Specs

  • Chassis Aluminium Monocoque
  • Constructor Hesketh Racing
  • Debut 1974 South African Grand Prix
  • Displacement 2,993 cc | 183 cu in. | 3.0 L.
  • Drive Type RWD
  • Power 450 Hp @ 10800 min-1
  • Production 1974 - 1975
  • Transmission 5 Manual Hewland FGA/400
  • Weight 590.124 kg
  • Wheel Base 2,570 mm