1977 Chevron B40 £135,000
Chassis number B40-77-14 was first raced by Klaus Ludwig at the final round of the 1977 European Championship at Donington Park. Fitted with a BD engine the car suffered from a leaking oil union and was retired on lap 18. Subsequently fitted with a Hart engine the Chevron was run by KWS in F2 before being sold to Iain McLaren who ran the car in the Aurora Series. Most recently the car was owned by Nick Crossley then Gareth Burnett.
The car has just emerged from a nut and bolt restoration by specialists Foxcraft Engineering (who had previously rebuilt the car back in 1995/6). Carried out to their usual exacting standards this has included a new floor, gearbox rebuild with new internals, suspension rebuild and crack-testing, new brakes, wiring loom, paintwork, tanks and safety equipment. Once the car is sold it will return to Foxcraft and the low mileage Racing Fabrications BDG will be removed, dyno’d, reinstalled and the car made fully operational. A new steering column would also be made to the new driver’s requirements.
Alternatively the car may be sold as a rolling chassis, once again returning to Foxcraft for the current engine to be removed and a new steering column fitted. Having rebuilt the car in its entirety Foxcraft Engineering would also be ideally placed to install a different engine on behalf of the new owner, and they have already provided Hart engine mountings on the chassis should these be required.
Supplied with extensive history, build information and photos, crack test and tank certificates and new HTP papers. This stunning car also has a large spares package including another set of Chevron wheels and a spare nosecone. A very competitive and meticulously prepared entry for the enormously popular Historic Formula Two Series.