Chevron B19 Revs Up at Sandown Park
Barons is putting an ex-Jo Siffert 1971 Chevron B19 under the hammer at Sandown Park. The bright orange racer has a very respectable pedigree and a long history of competition, and headlines Barons' sale of classic, collectors’ and historic racing cars at the Surrey horseracing course on March 18th.
Complete with set-up information for many European circuits and full FIA homologation papers, this rare sports-racer has a proven track record of serious competition in historic racing and carries an estimate of £100,000-£120,000.
In the late 1960s and the 1970s, Chevrons were seen across most categories of racing and were pivotal to the careers of six future F1 World Champions. Thirty-five B19s were built, and the model was strong in the European 2-litre series, with Niki Lauda and Jody Scheckter both scoring wins in B19s during ’71.
Jo Siffert was among the ranks of Chevron fans, owning and racing his own examples. Although, in 1971, 'Seppi' was racing (and would die in) a BRM in Formula 1, he was also campaigning his Chevron B18 in F2. He also acted as a Chevron agent, and it was in this capacity that the B19 now on offer at Barons was sent to him in Switzerland.
According to Chevron Cars, chassis number 70 S 10 was built in 1970. Siffert supplied the car to Frenchman Cyr Febbraio in 1971, who raced it extensively for some years before selling it to Jean-Pierre Damais, who was well-known for his race preparation. In 1978 Berard Billaud bought the car, then passed it on to Alain Filhol, at which time the car acquired its FIA homologation papers for historic racing.
More recently, the car has been owned by Martin Birrane, who sold it to the current owner, 2007 Le Mans LMP2 winner (and 2006 runner-up), Allen Timpany. Adams McCall Racing maintains the car on behalf of Timpany, whose successes in it have included fastest lap at Jarama and a 3rd overall at Spa-Francorchamps in 2006, 2nd overall at the Nürburgring in 2005 and 2nd overall at Valencia in 2007.
The car has been the subject of over £33,000-worth of expenditure in the last few months and is described as being in race-ready condition. Technical information about the car can be obtained from Kerry Adams at Adams McCall Racing on +44(0)1256 771666.
For further information about Barons’ sales, or to consign a car to the auction, visit www.barons-auctions.com, call +44(0)8454 306060 or email [email protected].
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