Chevron B19

 

Chassisnumber
B19-71-08
Year
1971
Car Type
Open Sportsracer
LHD/RHD
RHD
Comp. Ready
Yes
FIA HTP
Yes
Interiour Color
Black
Exterior Color
Blue

 

 

Key Features

 

Additional files

 

Description

This ex Red Rose Racing team B19 has only had 3 owners from new (!) and has been with the current owner since 2000. He has raced this wonderful B19 successfully in the Orwell Supersports Cup with many class wins and a 3rd overall finish in the 2006 chamiponship. The car has excellent racing history (see below) being driven by John Hine, Brian Redman and Richard Attwoord.

This lovely B19 has always been very well maintained and is in excellent condition. It is sold without engine thereby allowing the new owner to fit the engine of preference (Cosworth FVC or BDG) for the envisioned racing series.

There is a full history file with the car as well as FIA HTP papers (signed by John Bridges owner of Red Rose Racing). The car comes with a new spare nose and 2 sets of wheels.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a pure and historically significant Chevron B19 in excellent condition ready for enjoyment in the many historic race events for which it is eligible and in which it would be a competitive entry.

History

John Hine's first race in the B19 for John Bridges' Red Rose Racing Team was at the Oulton Park Daily Express meeting in April 1971, round 1 of the RAC British Sportscar Championship, where engine problems saw him non-starting. On April 18th, the car was then entered for a one-off race in the Red Rose Racing team B19 to Brian Redman and Richard Attwood at Paul Ricard for the opening round of the European 2-litre Championship, 1971 where they qualified 11th and finished 8th in a field of 28 cars. One month later things improved considerably when Hine, setting a new lap record, finished 2nd at Silverstone for round 3 of the British championship. Two weeks later Hine finished 4th in the second round of the European 2-litre Championship at the Salzburgring. A problem with a fuel pressure relief valve saw Hine retire from the Martini International Trophy at Silverstone in June after qualifying 3rd. On June 20th at Clermont Ferrand for the Auvergne Trophy, John Hine crashed during the race and damaged the chassis at which time the car was put aside by the Red Rose Racing team where it stayed for more than 10 years after which John Sheldon bought it from John Bridges (owner of Red Rose Racing), rebuild it and raced successfully in various historic events in the early 90's. The current owner then bought it from John Sheldon in 2000 and had the car totally rebuild in its present form.

SPECIFICATIONS

•      CHASSISNUMBER
       B19-71-08

•      YEAR
       1971

•      CAR TYPE
       Open Sportsracer

•      LHD/RHD
       RHD

•      COMP. READY
       Yes

•      FIA HTP
       Yes

•      INTERIOUR COLOR
       Black

•      EXTERIOR COLOR
       Blue