1970 CHEVRON B17 ROLLING CHASSISAdvert ID: 43669 To Be Auctioned
CHEVRON B17 ROLLING CHASSIS
Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000
Purchased by our vendor and raced in the States before returning to the UK
Totally rebuilt with a new chassis (the original had been shortened). Old chassis included in the sale
This is a rolling chassis (dummy engine not part of the sale). New engine fitting kit and exhaust
Professionally built by the respected race car engineer, John Bright. Presents really well
The 1970 Formula 3 Chevron B17 was a development of the B15 with a stiffened centre section, new uprights and a tidied engine cover and Jürg Dubler and Peter Hanson both won major F3 races in this model using Novamotor engines. Dubler got the season off to a good start with a win at Montjuich Park in April, and Hawthorne beat a strong British national field at Brands Hatch in May. Later in the season, Hanson won an International at Karlskoga and Dubler won the high-profile Zandvoort race at the end of August. Both Barrie Maskell and newcomer Chris Skeaping took their B17s to victory in significant British races.
This Chevron B17 was bought by David Wood in Florida who paid $3,400 for it before it was subsequently purchased by our vendor whilst working in the USA for Lola race cars and raced by him over there before bringing it back to the UK. It's been fully rebuilt with a new chassis as the original had been chopped by 10" to create a short-circuit, car-park racer. This original chassis forms part of the sale. The newly built car has only competed in four races since it was finished. It has a Hewland MK8 gearbox with a new 7/31 CWP but is being sold as a rolling chassis as the MAE engine was on loan from a colleague. The dummy engine is fitted to aid transport and will not come with the car, however, the engine fitting-kit is complete and has a new exhaust system so the process should be straightforward.
Fully rebuilt and just awaiting an engine, this immaculate 1970s single-seater may well be eligible for Historic Formula 3 but that eligibility would have to be established, however, it has been professionally built by ex-Lola engineer, John Bright, and the quality of his workmanship is evident. With its nose cone reminiscent of the 1967 AAR Eagle-Weslake and its neat yellow 70s F3 bodywork, this is a remarkably pretty little car and, no matter what discipline its next owner chose to pursue, it's certain to turn heads in the paddock.
The viewing and auction takes place at the Stareton Hall, National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG
Viewing will take place as follows:
Friday 21st February: From 9:30am
Saturday 22nd February: From 9:30am
The auctions will take place on:
Friday 21st February: 1pm automobilia sale and 2:30pm competition car sale
Saturday 22nd February: 11am automobilia sale and 1:30pm classic car sale
19 Dec 2013
Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA
Phone: +44 1926 691141