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We are delighted to offer for sale this genuine and immaculate 1970 Chevron B16 chassis DBE15.

Only 23 Chevron B16s were built and today they are universally praised by their drivers for handling, performance, and - most elusive of all - an exceptionally graceful design. Indeed, the Chevron B16 is among the most svelte and sleek automobiles ever produced, right up there with the Lola T70 and Ferrari 330 P3/4. Sports Car Market.

Unlike the greater majority of Britains racing car industry, which is located between London and the south midlands, Chevron hailed from Bolton in Lancashire. The company was founded by Manchester-born Derek Bennett, a talented engineer and successful racing driver in the Clubmans category. His first car was the 1,172cc Ford-powered Bennett Special, which was followed by a one-off Formula Junior. The latter failed to match the success of Bennetts Clubmans car, for which there was sufficient demand for him to set up as a constructor in the mid-1960s. Nowadays Chevron is best remembered for its highly successful small-capacity sports and GT cars and its Formula 2, Formula 3 and Formula 500 single-seaters. A Formula 1 car was on the stocks at the time of Bennetts tragic death in a hang-gliding accident in 1978, and although it was later completed, the company never progressed any further in motor racings premier category.

Chevrons highly successful family of Gran Turismo cars commenced with the B3 of 1966. Powered, usually, by either BMW or Ford four-cylinder engines, these early cars established the fledgling company as a force to be reckoned with in international sports car racings 2-Litre class. Nearing the height of their success in 1969, Chevron introduced the incredible B16 at the Nrburgring 500km. The B16 would prove to be Chevrons best creation yet; not only having breath-taking good looks but it also had the performance to match.

Featuring a design that was much more flowing and aerodynalically efficient than its predecessor, the B8, the B16 looks beautiful in the flesh. The fiberglass body was originally designed and conceived by Bennett and later refined by Jim Clark of Specialised Mouldings. Works driver Brian Redman won first time out in the B16, a mere 23 of which were manufactured during 1969/70.

Our B16 with chassis number DBE15 has continuous and well documented history from new. The current owner acquired the car in 2015 and has since participated in&nb ... For more information visit rmd.be.