Giving both James Hunt and Hesketh Racing their first Grand Prix win at the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort and the only race victory for Hesketh, chassis 308/2 is the most famous and prolifically raced Hesketh car. With 23 Grand Prix starts, 17 of which were driven by James Hunt, 308/2 is the last privately entered car to win a Grand Prix without commercial sponsorship. Hesketh Racing, founded in 1972, originally competed with little success with Hunt in Formula Three until Lord Hesketh announced that, as the costs were nearly the same, they ‘might as well lose in Formula One as Three'. Entering Formula One in 1973 with a March 731 chassis, team engineer and designer Harvey Postlethwaite joined and built the first Hesketh car which debuted in 1974. Based at Hesketh's private Towcester estate near to Silverstone, Hunt and the Hesketh team famously arrived at races in luxury cars and helicopters with Champagne on hand, while Hunt's flamboyant personal life only added to the intrigue and public support for the ‘people's' F1 team. Chassis 308/2 replaced the first 308 chassis in mid 1974. Using a ground-up design of Harvey Postlethwaite, chassis 308/2 is based on an aluminium monocoque in a ‘coke bottle' shape. With the Ford-Cosworth DFV V8 engine and Hewland gearbox, the 485 bhp car features two sidepod-mounted lateral radiators, modified from the nose-mounted position of his first chassis, which allowed Postlethwaite to add a nose wing that became the trademark of this F1-winning number 24 Hesketh. Chassis 308/2 made its debut with James Hunt at the April 1974 Spanish Grand Prix. Hunt and 308/2 achieved their first podium at the June Swedish GP in third position behind the winning Tyrells, followed by two further third places during the season. The team ended up in sixth place in the 1974 constructors' championship, but it was not until the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort on 22 June 1975 that Hesketh Racing scored its first victory. Battling alongside racing legends including Jochen Mass, Jacky Ickx and Jody Scheckter, after qualifying in third Hunt took advantage of an early change to slick tyres on a fast-drying track, to beat off Niki Lauda's Ferrari and take first place in chassis 308/2. Hunt became the first Englishman to win a Grand Prix since Peter Gethin in 1971. Hunt and chassis 308/2 had further success with podiums at the French and Austrian Grands Prix in 1975, with Hunt ending the season fourth in the drivers' standings. Going on to race for McLaren, Hunt won the 1976 F1 World Championship the following year. Chassis 308/2 was used for a further season by Guy Edwards and Harald Ertl, before Hesketh Racing finally closed its doors in 1978 due to lack of funds, although chassis 308/2 remained in Lord Hesketh's ownership until 2007. Hunt's son Freddie has driven chassis 308/2 at Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events, and the car has been campaigned by the current owner within Formula One Historic races including the Monaco Historic and at the Silverstone Classic. The car is offered in fully prepared race ready condition, with a number of spare parts and accessories, including James' custom made steering wheel. A perfect mount for 1970's GP events with The Masters or at Monaco.