Model: 1968 Chevron B8
Dealer: William I’anson
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The Chevron B8 is regarded as one of the most beautiful sports racing cars ever produced, and it really is. The proportions of the design are superb, with it’s diminutive size downplaying the racing prowess hidden within. Only 44 examples were built between 1968-70, fitted with a variety of engines with the most popular being a 2.0 litre BMW unit.
This particular Chevron B8 has had an illustrious racing career, purchased new by well known racer Lord Angus Clydesdale. He was an engineer, pilot and avid racer; whose father was the first man to fly over Mount Everest. Lord Angus’ career included being an aerial photographer for the RAF in Malaya before going on to be one of the team which developed the Supercat, an amphibious vehicle still in military and civilian service today.
Thanks to it’s well-heeled first owner, this B8 was championed further afield than many others, entered in the Monza 1000km, Targa Florio and Spa 1000km, Anderstorp and the Nordic Challenge all in 1969. The car then spent 20 years racing with various owners, before finding itself under the stewardship of well known marque specialists Martin O’Connel Racing. The car has been professionally prepared with no expense spared; stripped back to a bare metal chassis and given a complete and meticulous restoration. It now looks fantastic in it’s final coat of striking deep red with red white and blue centre stripes. The car has continued to be raced with great success by the current owners, with multiple class and outright podium positions with both the HSCC and Masters. These included wining the 2016 Snetterton Autosport Historic 1 Hour Guards Trophy and Snetterton 2016 Autosport Historic All comers races outright.Finance this car
“In short if you are looking for a well prepared race proven Chevron B8 with great international and continuous race history to race in a
wide variety of events both here and on the continent, look no further, this is your car”
“This Chevron B8 has it all. Not only will it look fantastic both on the track and in your garage, it’s plenty capable of winning trophies – as it’s illustrious racing pedigree has proven.”