1969 Chevron B16

Chevron B16s are just about the coolest, most beautiful, fastest little fantasy of a race car that you can get your hands on


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.
Even more important to today’s historic racers, however, the B16’s benign handling and light weight, urged on by diminutive but powerful Cosworth fours, make them competitive with even über-motor Can-Am cars and FIA prototypes. A well-prepared and sensitively driven Chevron B16 will simply walk around turns on the inside of 7-liter McLarens and Lolas, and build up such an advantage off the corners that only the longest straights would allow those high-powered machines to catch up.
The Chevron B16 pictured here was the prized possession of the late David Kopf, SVRA’s driver of the year in 1991. Prepared to a high standard with upgraded Ford Sierra Cosworth YBM 2-liter Formula 2 engine, it was originally owned by Jo Siffert and is one of two Chevrons enthusiastically raced in vintage events by Kopf.
This car has not been used in several years and is ready to be refreshed and race prepared. It includes both its present Cosworth YBM and a Cosworth BDG Formula 2 engine. Offered without reserve, this is a rare opportunity to experience the exhilaration and performance of an exceptional sports racing car, one that is beautiful, powerful, svelte, fast, and with an outstanding history.

Thor Thorson

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Thor grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars , racing cars and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for more than 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he’s not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors Inc., a collector-car dealer and vintage-racing support company based in Redmond, WA. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he has put that expertise to good use for SCM since 2003.

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