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  • £169,990 As stated
  • 1965
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Price £169,990 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category FIA Race Cars
Make Brabham
Model BT16
Year 1965
Country Australia
Region International
Telephone (03) 9646 7100
Status Trade
Date 06-Feb-2020
Ref C1181179
BRABHAM BT16 1965. A truly amazing and never to be repeated opportunity in securing a very sought after and desirable piece of F2 racing history. This Brabham BT16 was bought directly from the factory MRD (Motor Racing Developments) at Blyfleet in the UK by John Coombes Racing. The John Coombes F2 racing team at the time, the main driver was Graham Hill who later went on to become F1 World Champion. This car was raced by Graham Hill in the F2 formula category both in the UK and on the continents using a 1 litre + Formula 2 BRM engine. Its most prominent win was in 1966 at the Barcelona GP which was piloted by Graham Hill. Now being offered for the first time by us, after being stored in private collections for many, many years.

The car figured prominently in the top 3 finishers in both the UK and other continents during the seasons of \'65-\'66. In 1966 this Brabham chassis F2-8-65 was purchased by Alec Mildren Racing and brought to Australia for Frank Gardner to race in the Tasman Series 1967. Frank took out the Horden Trophy in 1967 as one of the cars successes. The car then passed through various hands including racing legend Fred Gibson of later fame Gibson Motorsport and arrived in WA in 1971 where it ran at Wanneroo. The Brabham BT16 was full restored in 1992 to John Coombes racing colours of marron and grey and has competed with great acclaim in WA in various Hill Climbs, Round House Events and race sprints.

This is an excellent example of the marque which eventually evolved into those race cars that won Sir Jack Brabham the world championship on three occasions. An extensive list of work carried out, documented history, photos, magazines, Cams Log Books and a list of other podiums as well, such as 3rd at the Australian GP driven by Frank Gardner, 2nd to Jim Clark at BRM in 1965, 2nd to Jim Clark at London Trophy, 3rd at Sandown driven by Frank Gardner, 12th at X BARC 200 in 1965 driven by Graham Hill finished in front of Bruce McLaren, Frank Gardner, Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark.

A piece of motoring history that would sit proudly in any serious collection anywhere in the world BUT we are very lucky she is in Australia.

Please ONLY serious inquiries welcome. Price at $299,990 AUD.
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