1977 Chevron B36

Sold For €168.000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - MONACO 2016


Chassis No.
36-77-05

Documents: Bill of Sale

  • One of only 21 Chevron B36 chassis built
  • Extensive period competition history
  • Highly eligible for historic competition events
  • Recent comprehensive two-year frame-up restoration
280 bhp, 1,975 cc Cosworth BDG DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine with fuel injection, Hewland FT-200 five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes.

The Chevron B36 was designed to enter the 2-litre class of sports car racing, with the chassis accepting various types of engines. Over the model’s 11-year lifetime, 1976 until 1987, it was fitted with everything from a rotary Mazda engine to the Cosworth BDG inline-four and even a 3-litre, six-cylinder Talbot, installed in José Thibault’s B36 for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1987. While only 21 cars were built, they travelled the world, entering a vast number of races in Japan, the United States, Canada, and Europe.

The chassis offered here, number 36-77-05, was built by Chevron in May of 1977 and delivered new to owner and driver Gordon Hamilton Jr, of Kansas. Fitted with the aforementioned highly developed Cosworth BDG 1,975 cc four-cylinder engine, it was entered in many events during the 1977, 1978, and 1979 seasons, including events at Road America, Indianapolis, and Road Atlanta. In 1978, Hamilton Jr was the winner of the SCCA Midwest Division Championship in class B/SR.

In 1980, Hamilton sold the car to Nile Lestrange of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Callipygian Racing entered the car for Lestrange in numerous events during the 1980 season, including Palm Beach, Daytona, Sebring, and the U.S. Championships at Road Atlanta. Lestrange also won the 1980 SCCA South East Divisional Championship, class B/SR, with this car. Lestrange was clearly fond of the car, and after the 1980 season, he put it into dry storage, where it remained for 27 years before it was sold to Grand Prix Classics in La Jolla, California, where it was soon sold to its current owner in Switzerland.

The car is now presented with FIA HTP and has recently completed a two-year frame-up restoration, costing in excess of €200,000, with invoices on file along with numerous images. The Cosworth BDG engine and Hewland FT-200 gearbox have also both benefitted from a complete rebuild, along with new FIA-compliant fuel tanks, ensuring that when this B36 returns to the track, it is in the best possible position.

Please note that this lot includes a collection of spare parts, such as bodywork and spare wheels and tyres, amongst others, which will be made available to the winning bidder.

CHEVRON B36 - RACE RESULTS
DATEEVENTRACE #DRIVER
1977   
27-May-1977Hutchinson GP, Wentzville69G. Hamilton
11-Jun-1977Mid-America, Wentzville SCCA National69G. Hamilton
25-Jun-1977Spirit of '77, Indianapolis Raceway Park69G. Hamilton
8-Jul-1977UNCOLA, Brainerd, SCCA National69G. Hamilton
16-Jul-1977Pueblo, Colorado, SCCA National69G. Hamilton
13-Aug-1977Sears Point, SCCA National69G. Hamilton
3-Sep-1977Jack Pine Sprints, Brainerd SCCA Regional69G. Hamilton
11-Sep-1977Mid-America, Wentzville SCCA National69G. Hamilton
23-Oct-1977U.S. Champions, Road Atlanta69G. Hamilton
1978   
2-Jun-1978Road America Sprints, SCCA National69G. Hamilton
17-Jun-1978Mid-America Sprints, Wentzville SCCA69G. Hamilton
15-Jul-1978UNCOLA, Brainerd, SCCA National69G. Hamilton
21-Jul-1978Road America Can-Am, USA89G. Hamilton
20-Aug-1978Lake Afton Grand Prix, SCCA National69G. Hamilton
1-Sep-1978Jack Pine Sprints, Brainerd SCCA Regional69G. Hamilton
4-Sep-1978Trois Rivières Can-Am, Canada89G. Hamilton
9-Sep-1978Mid-America, Wentzville SCCA National69G. Hamilton
21-Oct-1978U.S. Champions, Road Atlanta69G. Hamilton
3-Apr-1978Mid-America, Wentzville SCCA National89G. Hamilton
1979   
1-Jun-1979Road America Sprints, SCCA National89G. Hamilton
14-Jul-1979UNCOLA Bonus, Brainerd SCCA National89G. Hamilton
22-Jul-1979Road America Can-Am, USA89G. Hamilton
14-Aug-1979Lake Afton Grand Prix, SCCA National89G. Hamilton
8-Sep-1979St Louis, Bonus, SCCA National89G. Hamilton
21-Oct-1979U.S. Champions, Road Atlanta89G. Hamilton
1980   
13-Mar-1980Palm Beach, SCCA Regional77N. Lestrange
11-May-1980Daytona, SCCA Regional77N. Lestrange
19-Jun-1980Sebring, SCCA Regional77N. Lestrange
19-Jul-1980Palm Beach, SCCA Regional77N. Lestrange
15-Aug-1980Daytona, SCCA National77N. Lestrange
6-Sep-1980Palm Beach, SCCA Regional77N. Lestrange
24-Oct-1980U.S. Champions, Road Atlanta77N. Lestrange



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