1977 BRM P207

Stanley 3-litre Formula 1

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Light Blue/White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The British Racing Motors (BRM) team has one of the most illustrious, yet often controversial, histories of all great Grand Prix racing marques. Founded in 1945-46 by pre-war British racing driver Raymond Mays and engineer Peter Berthon, the BRM project was launched as a cooperative effort backed by the British motor and motor accessory industry to challenge all international opposition as Grand Prix road racing was revived after World War II.

Their initial design was a staggeringly ambitious V16-cylinder car with two-stage centrifugal supercharging by Rolls-Royce. The scheme proved to be beyond the new BRM team's development capabilities and after years of drama and disappointment the V16 was replaced by a very simple big-valve 4-cylinder Fomrula 1 design, the Type 25. First major victory came to the marque at Caen, France, in 1957, but it would not win its first World Championship-qualifying Grand Prix until 1959, when Swedish driver Jo Bonnier triumphed in Holland.