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James Hunt M26

Niki Lauda of Austria, driver of the #11Scuderia Ferrari SpA Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari flat-12 talks to rival James Hunt, driver of the #1 MarlboroTeam McLaren M26 Ford V8 before the start of the Belgian Grand Prix on 5th June 1977 at the Circuit Zolder in Limburg, Belgium. (Photo by Grand Prix Photo/Getty Images)

James Hunt's 1977 McLaren M26 F1 car

James Hunt: The British playboy that encapsulated Formula One's glory years. A man that scored his only world championship title in 1976, edging out Niki Lauda by one point -- a historic season documented in Ron Howard's latest movie, "Rush." His bold personality, wickedly infectious ways and lavish lifestyle made him a legend. Now, a part of Hunt's legacy surfaces, as his grand prix winning 1977 McLaren F1 car heads to auction.