1973 Chevron B25 Formula 2

Ex-Peter Gethin and John Watson. Chevron Works Team Car

£85,000 (approximately $107,000 U.S. dollars)

History

Ex-Peter Gethin and John Watson. Chevron works team car. Competed in the European Formula 2 Championship. Best result was a pole position and 2nd place at Karlskoga. OldRacingCars

This car, B25/7/73, and its sister team car, chassis B25/9/73, were initially powered by Brian Hart engines. B25/7 was later powered by a Cosworth FVC, and later still by a 2 liter BDA. OldRacingCars/B25/7/73

In 1974 Chevron sold the car complete to hill climber Reg Phillips who campaigned it in the British Hillclimb Championship for a few years before it was sold to another hill climb racer John Stewart.  Unfortunately, Stewart crashed it and sold the wreck to Jeremy Bouckley who broke the car up in the early 1980’s and sold off the engine and gearbox.  

Thereafter the car went missing until it was found in the early 1990’s by racing car dealer Roger Cowman. He sold it to historic racer Mike Wrigley who did nothing with it and eventually sold it to Rick Hall of Hall & Hall Restorations in the late 1990’s.  From them the car was sold to Simon Hadfield Motorsport who started restoring the car back to original specification. The next owner purchased the car partially restored from them in 2012,  completed the restoration, and has run it sparingly since. 

Description

The tub was restored/re-skinned by Simon Hadfield Motorsport using the original tub’s steel bulkheads. New suspension components, including wishbones, uprights and other suspension bits were also added. Further new items included new bodywork, a new rear wing, and a new rear wing mount.

The Chevron was then sold less engine, plumbing, and wiring to the next owner. That owner completed the restoration by  installing a new Cosworth BDG along with new plumbing and wiring. Since then the car has only five race meetings on it. 

The Chevron is powered by a Geoff Richardson alloy block, 301 h.p.  Cosworth BDG with just 500 miles on it. Fuel is supplied by Lucas mechanical injection. An AP clutch transmits the BDG’s power to a Tony Wilson built Hewland FT200 gearbox with a cam and pawl differential. 

Braking is by Girling AR5 calipers with vented discs. The Chevron is also equipped with bespoke Bilstein shocks that have been valved to match the car’s spring rates. The B25 has also benefited from a full GSD Racedyn engineering analysis and report that will be provided with the car. 

This Chevron weighs the HSCC minimum legal 450 kgs. That makes acceleration coming off corners super quick and the car highly competitive with the 1974 cars that are required to race at 475 kgs, and the later 1975-78 cars that must race at 500 kgs. HSCC F2 draft regs, page 7

The Chevron comes with FIA HTP papers good all the way through 2033.

Spares:  Wheels with rain tires, gear ratios, used bodywork.

The Chevron is currently located in the U.K. We can assist with shipping worldwide. Just let us know your nearest port and we can get you a quote. 

This Chevron would be a highly competitive car in the HSCC Formula 2 Bruno Giacomelli Trophy Series. It can also race across the U.S. with groups such as CSRG, SVRA, VARA,  CVAR, and more. So there are lots of options to run at the pointy end of any “wings & slicks” group or to take home an F2 championship trophy in Europe.

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