At the Montreal Grand Prix the other day, Classic Team Lotus brought out a Lotus 77 originally raced by Mario Andretti in the 1976 Formula 1 season.

The now iconic black-and-gold John Player Special livery made a stunning sight racing along the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

A Lotus 77 originally raced by Mario Andretti in the 1976 Formula 1 season in Montreal

With only one win to its name the 77 was not the most successful Lotus F1 car of the era, but it was certainly among the best looking.

Certain kinds of beauty never fade….

[via Jalopnik]