Hesketh 308 Formula 1

Text from the box for the 1975 Corgi Toys release: "The Cosworth engined Hesketh 308 was built in converted stables in the grounds of the Stately home of Lord Hesketh, the owner of this latest British challenger in the world of Formula 1 Grand Prix racing. Unlike the majority of racing cars the Hesketh is not sponsored and its decoration features British red, white and blue. The driver is James Hunt and the Hesketh team have a teddy bear as their mascot. although this does not appear on the car itself"

Text from Wikipedia: "James Hunt loathed car testing, but the team did not have a test driver, so Hunt was forced to work on setting the car up alone. His efforts were worth the time however. The team scored a stunning victory in the 1974 International Trophy race at Silverstone and went on to take several podium places throughout the season. Hunt was in a position to win the Argentine and British Grands Prix, but his inexperience put paid to his chances in the two races."

Corgi Toys 1975 Release: No.160

The Corgi Toys core range version was always white with blue & orange decals and driver James Hunt. It was produced from 1975 to 1978 with no listed variations. There were two gift set issues, Corgi GS26 released in 1981 in which it was on a trailer behind the Talbot Matra and painted yellow, released in 1981. There is also a white Marks & Spencer release in a gift set with a 162 Elf Tyrrell in dark blue released in 1978.

Donnington Collection 1995 Release: No 97373

The same car was re-released in 1995 as part of the Donnington Collection.

 
Corgi Toys 160; Hesketh 308 Formula 1; 1975 World Champion; James Hunt; RN24 Corgi 97373; Hesketh 308 Formula 1; 1975 World Champion; James Hunt; RN24
Corgi Toys 160; Hesketh 308 Formula 1; 1975 World Champion; James Hunt; RN24 Corgi 97373; Hesketh 308 Formula 1; 1975 World Champion; James Hunt; RN24
   

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