1979 March 79B Formula Atlantic

Sold, August, 2019


Ex- Don Breidenbach/Tropicana Hotels pro series car for 1979. 1980 Carl Haas team spare. 1981 Brian Sheahan/Tom Crowther car. Crowther set the Laguna Seca track record with the March. 1982-2002 Bob Allen/BARE Racing. The March ran as a sports racer during this period. 2002-2005 Michael Kennedy. 2005 to present. Fully documented history file including old log books.


VDS Cosworth BDD 1600 with two races on it. New Bahner tub and ground up rebuild in 2015. Two races since. Hewland FT 200 rebuilt in 2016.

Many spares including 3 sets of wheels, bodywork, nose and splitter assembly, factory original rear uprights, and additional suspension pieces.

This is one of the finest, fastest, flat bottom, Historic Formula Atlantic cars available anywhere. This March has been continually maintained by GMT racing on a no-expense spared basis to consistently run at the front. We know this car and owner personally, and can attest first hand to the level of preparation, speed, and performance exhibited by both of them.

It is our opinion, having owned and raced Formula Atlantic for a number of years now, including a race-winning March 79B, that this 79B is one of the very best we’ve ever seen. We do not believe a Formula Atlantic car can be purchased for less than this car and then be brought to this level for near the current offering price for this car. The March has a new Marc Bahner tub, full restoration, professional set up, and is a proven race winner. It has also been race-tested and proven since the restoration. It has very valuable spares too. There are no mysteries with this car. The money has already been spent. All the car needs now is someone new to drive it.

To see a video of the March in action at the 2012 Lime Rock Historic Festival, click here.

Chassis Number: 20