1965 Brabham BT8
|Type:||Sports Racing Car|
Brabham made only 12 BT8 sports racing cars in 1964 and 1965. This 1965 Brabham BT8, #SC-2-65, was owned by Bill Kay and driven by Peter Revson with good success. Revson was 2nd overall and 1st in class at the Martini Trophy in Silverstone in July of 1965. He also raced in the Guards International Trophy at Brands Hatch that same summer before sending the car to America. Revson went on to race the BT8 to 2nd place in the L.A. Times Grand Prix at Riverside and the Bahama Speed Weeks in Nassau. Then selling to Bill Mitchell, the car won the SCCA Northeastern Division B Sports Racing Championship from 1968 to 1970, three years running. In the past ten years, the car has been raced at Silverstone, Brands Hatch and the Goodwood Revival Historic Races. All owners are known from new.
Previously with Hall and Hall and prepared to a very high level. Painted in the blue colors of the Kay-Revson race period. Equipped with a period 2.5 liter Coventry Climax FPF engine originally built by Tony Mantle of Climax Engine Services and recently refreshed by KTR. A Hewland HD5 gearbox with FT200 internal gears with new ring and pinion. The suspension corners have all been fully rebuilt. Excellent recent race prep with KTR Motorsport.
One of the best of the BT8’s with a great early British and USA race history. Fully known ownership, outstanding race preparation, FIA HTP papers, and U.S. Logbook.
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