They won some races, too, culminating in Hunt’s fourth-place finish in the ’75 world championship behind the wheel of the team’s own Hesketh 308 racecar. Eventually even Lord Hesketh’s deep pockets dried up, and after that season he sold the team to Canadian oil magnate Walter Wolf. With the F1 effort discontinued, 308 designer Harvey Postlethwaite—a huge motorcycle enthusiast—persuaded Hesketh to develop a high-performance motorcycle. The Hesketh V1000 was conceived as a two-wheeled Aston Martin: a classy, expensive Gentleman’s Express powered by an air-cooled, 90-degree V-twin with four-valve heads and twin overhead cams. Production began in ’81 with the intention of producing 2000 motorcycles per year, but an underdeveloped product, spiraling costs and a collapsing global motorcycle market sent Hesketh Motorcycles into receivership in ’82, having producing just 139 bikes.