1970 Chevron B16

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Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    B16-DBE-072
  • Reference number 
    B16FVC
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    275 PS / 203 kW / 272 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

• One of the quickest and fastest Chevron B16 today
• History available, in the past and more recently
• Prepared and run by Britec Motorsport Germany. Just new build up David Gathercole Ford FVC
• A winning car the last years. On the button and ready for the 2019 season
• B16-DBE27 was delivered via Jo Siffert to Arthur Blank
• B16-DBE27 raced in Period by Arthur Blank (CH) and Bob Wollek (F)
• In the last years developed and setup by Britec and 3 times 24h Le Mans Winner Marco Werner
• Raced in Peter Auto CER 1, FIA Masters and German FHR

Produced in Lancashire, in the north-west of England, under ownership of the self-taught engineer turned racer Derek Bennett, Chevron produced some of the most dramatic and successful race cars the world had ever seen, which was an incredible achievement for a company that never built a single road car. Chevron produced cars without compromises, cars that took the racing world by storm and against all odds, in true David and Goliath fashion.
Starting with their first car in 1965, the B1 (with “B” standing for Bennett), they would go on to produce over 47 models, until Bennett’s death in 1978. Nearing the height of their success in 1969, Chevron introduced the incredible B16 at the Nürburgring 500 km. The B16 would prove to be their best creation yet. It was a car that not only had breath-taking good looks, but it also had the performance to match.
Featuring a design that was much more flowing and aerodynamically efficient than its predecessor, the B8, the B16 looks beautiful in the flesh. The fibreglass body was originally designed and conceived by Bennett and later refined by Jim Clark, of Specialised Mouldings, whom Chevron later contracted to build B16 bodies. It was initially produced as a coupé, but a single spyder version was later built to further reduce weight, ultimately providing the template for the cars successor, the B19. A welcome bonus was the greater start money awarded to open cars in U.S. racing at that time.
Under the stunning bodywork was a space-frame chassis that was reinforced with steel and aluminium panels to create a semi-monocoque centre section. The design used tubular frames in the front and rear to carry the suspension and a mid-engine drivetrain. Powered by a Ford Cosworth 1,800-cubic centimetre FVC engine, the superlight B16 was successful from the start. At its first outing at the Nürburgring in 1969, with Brian Redman at the wheel, the car finished 1st, setting the tone for the newest Chevron in its future outings and proving the company’s worth against competitors with much larger teams and budgets.
Chasis 27 was build in 1970 and delivered to Jo Siffert. It’s believed it took part in Steve McQueen’s production oft he movie „Le Mans“ for that Jo Siffert rent the cars to the film production. The car was red at this time. After it was sold tot he talented Swiss driver Arthur Blank. Already at his first race he finished first. Short time after in Hockenheim he crashed B16-DBE27. For the 1971 season the car was build up again as a B19 spyder. And was raced again by Arthur Blank and Bob Wollek. It was entered in the starting list for the 24h Le Mans in 1971, but didn’t show up. In 1972 the car was still racing in the hands of Arthur Blank in the Interseries Hockenheim and 500KM Interlagos. Last known race in period was 1973 in Hockenheim with Arthur Blank where the car never arrived. It is believed that the car was destroyed.
DBE-27 was build up complete in Swiss. 2012 the Swiss historic racer Felix Haas bought the car in medium condition. He invested a lost of money in the car at Britec Motorsport in Germany to make competitive for Historic Endurance Racing. Supported by 3 times Le Mans winner Marco Werner, they developed it to best and quickest Chevron B16 in historic motorsports. In the hands of Felix Haas and Marco Werner the car was successful in Peter Auto’s CER1, FIA Masters and FHR.
When the car changed ownership to „Erich Stahler“ – The car proved to be excellent developed and
prepared, that he already finished his first race 1st! After two years he decided to continue historic racing with his Allard J2X Le Mans. The car just got a fully new build up David Gathercole engine, serviced complete and is ready on the button for season 2018. Comes with new FIA HTP.