1964 Brabham BT8 Sports Racer
|Type:||Sports Racing Car|
|Engine Type:||Coventry Climax 2.5 Liter|
This was Jack Brabham’s personal car. Its first racing outing was August 3, 1964 at Brands Hatch. Brabham started last in the “Guards International Trophy” at Brands Hatch and finished 2nd overall to Bruce McLaren’s 3.9 Liter McLaren-Elva. In 1964 he went onto race the car at the L.A. Times Grand Prix at Riverside and the Monterey Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Some of this cars other drivers and race tracks it competed at were Cliff Hayworth, first in Class in Del Mar, 1964. Robs Lamplough at the Nassau Speed Weeks. Alan Johnson at Laguna Seca, 1965. All owners are known from new. In past years it has been a race winner in Historic races and was driven at the Monterey Historics in 1991 once again by Jack Brabham.
First restored to the highest level by Joe Cavaglieri in 1989 with 2.5 liter Coventry Climax and Hewland HD5 gearbox. Raced and maintained by Entrepreneur Motorsports. Entrepreneur Motorsports is noted for having entered and raced in the Trans Am series with talented crew members from Indy Car and other series. Recently in April they restored the Gurney Eagle that was presented to Dan Gurney for his birthday. The car has been sitting for several years since last being raced, so it will need the usual race preparation.
Only 12 BT8’s were built. This is one of the most famous and unique. Jack Brabham’s personal car. Original color was red. It comes with a large history file, and has been on the cover of several magazines. There are old letters from Jack Brabham. A very well documented. Eligible for the most prestigious historic race meetings.
Original Brabham wheels, Hewland HD5 gearbox and more.
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