Chevron B19. Ex-Ed Swart
FIA 2 Liter Sports Car
OldRacingCars.com reports this Chevron B19 as built by Chevron Cars Ltd. for former Chevron factory team driver, Ed Swart, in 1990. The car received the chassis identity number B19-71-25, the B19 wrecked by John Hine in 1971, for FIA paper purposes.
Swart raced the car in the European Supersports series until an accident at Dijon in 1991. Swart had Vin Malkie repair the car using a replacement chassis. Swart continued to race the B19 in Supersports through 1995. It was then that he shipped the car to the U.S. to race there.
Starting in 1995, Swart raced the B19, quite literally, across the U.S. He raced at tracks including Daytona, Road America, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, Indianapolis, Sonoma (Sears Point), Laguna Seca, COTA, California Speedway, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Thunderhill, Willow Springs, Spring Mountain, Coronado, Miller (UT) and Chuckwalla.
In 2009 the Chevron was restored again, this time by T.L. Historics. Swart would continue to drive the B19 all the way through the 2021 racing season, capturing many race wins and twice winning the HSR 2.0 Liter Shootout races race at Daytona.
The Chevron is currently presented in the famous Canon Camera factory team livery that Swart raced with in the early 1970’s. This car is not one of the factory team cars, but is factory team driver Ed Swart’s car originally built by Chevron Cars Ltd. for Swart that he has owned and successfully raced in both Europe and the U.S. for the past 30+ years. The car comes with older FIA papers, HSR and VARA logbooks and documents.
1998 c.c. Slade Engineering Cosworth BDG engine with Lucas mechanical fuel injection. It produces 285 h.p. at 9,000 rpm. There is just one race weekend on the engine. The gearbox is a period correct Hewland FT200 five speed.
Spares include painted nose and tail bodywork, four wheels, a custom car cover, gear sets, and more. Available at an additional cost is a steel block long stroke Cosworth FVC.
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