Chassis DBE 78 Chevron cars were based in Lancashire and built high performance competition cars in an old mill in Bolton. The man behind the name was Derek Bennett, a self-taught engineer turned racer. Their first car appeared in 1965, the B1 and they would go on to produce over 47 models, until Bennett’s tragic death in a hang gliding accident in 1978. Chevron produced some of the most dramatic and successful race cars the world had ever seen. The highly successful B8 appeared in 1968 usually with a BMW 2 litre engine. It was homologated into Group 4 in March that year on the understanding that 50 were built. To help with numbers every rebuild counted as a new car. Chassis DBE 78 has an unrivalled international competition history. In 1969, owned by Anthony Bamford and racing in the famous JCB yellow livery, the car was entered into all the major endurance events and is the only Chevron B8 to have run at Le Mans. The team drivers were Peter Brown and John Enever who had previously successfully raced together in an MGB. The results sheet for 1969 is as follows: Date Race Result 4th May Targa Florio 14th 11th May 1000 km Spa 20th 1st June 1000 km Nurburgring 17th 15th June 24 Hours
Description: We are pleased to offer this factory, ex-John Lepp Chevron B26 for sale in race-ready condition. The Chevron B26 was the first monocoque sports car from Derek Bennett and followed on from the successful space-framed B19, B21 and B23 line of racing car designs which preceded it. At the beginning of 1974, Roger Hire’s Forge Mill Racing team took over the contract to run the factory supported Chevron racing team from Red Rose Motors. John Lepp, already a master exponent of the marque and who had been racing for Red Rose Motors since 1968, was hired as lead driver along with Roland Barrios as his team-mate, Barrios brought along sponsorship from the Portuguese sherry company, Pedro Domecq which is reflected in the current, period-correct livery of this gorgeous B26. Since buying the car in 2011, the curent UK owner has successfully raced the car in the historic scene around Europe with its last appearance being at Spa CER in 2015. The car has now been re-freshed and is offered for sale in race-ready condition. It has a fresh, zero-miles Hart 420R engine rebuild by XTEC Engineering. The gearbox has been rebuild and fuel cell, seat belts and fire system are all current. This
Description: We are very pleased to be able to offer this very special 1970 Chevron B19 chassis "70-S-10" for sale. As a metter of fact, this particular car is the prototype B19 built in the late summer of 1970 using the repaired and modified chassis from B16-DBE-10 which had been entered by the factory for the 1970 Nurburgring 500 Kms but was crashed in practice by Dieter Quester in its one and only race appearance. This race also saw the debut of the Brian Redman inspired B16S-01 spider. When asked for suggestions as to how to make the B16 coupe quicker and more competitive against the new spider Lola T210, Brian replied, “make it look like a Porsche 908/03” and hence the spider-bodied B16S was born. The new body design proved an instant success, so a proper B19 prototype, using the chassis from B16-DBE-10, was built by Derek Bennett in the cornered-off section of the Bolton factory which served as his “secret special projects” workshop, hence the “S” designation of this car. This was also where the B16S, the later 3-ltre B27S and the B41 Formula 1 car were built and developed. This B19 is exceptionally well documented with continuous ownership from new. It has good early in-peri
Intended to be the spiritual successor to Chevron's iconic B8, the GR8 was designed to replicate the agility, lightness and excellent power to weight ratio of this highly successful sixties GT, whilst taking advantage of subsequent advances in race car technology and aerodynamics. Weighing approximately 600 kgs, the GR8 is powered by Cosworth's superb 260 bhp two litre YD engine. Fitted with a Hewland JFR 5 speed sequential gearbox, AP brakes and fully adjustable supension with Proflex spring damper units. Chassis number 6 has had only 30 hours use from new and has been professionally maintained and upgraded. Rebuilt and enhanced by Martin O'Connell in 2011, including fitment of side impact bars and a thicker Dural floor. Front end modified and strengthened by Track Torque Racing in 2012. The car has also benefitted from modified half-shafts and front wishbones and regular oil and filter changes. Raced successfully by Jeff Hodgson and John Murphy, this one-owner car has never been over-revved or crashed and is in superb condition throughout. Complete with mounted slicks, running spares and a fitted indoor cover. Excellent Brian James RS3 Race Shuttle available by separate negotiation.