1964 Brabham BT8

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BT8 Ownership History:

The Brabham BT8 first debuted at the London Racing Car Show in January of 1964. There were only 12 examples built, this car being the second of which.

These race cars were built with 3 time F1 champion Jack Brabham’s legacy in mind, and as such they all bear a strong space frame and an elegant and streamlined body. Although these cars carried a much smaller engine than their competition, the BT8 was still able to dominate the competition, the most famous example of which being Denny Hulme’s win at the 1965 Tourist Trophy Race at Oulton Park. Hulme was able to best much larger cars, including the T70, Lotus 30, McLaren Oldsmobile, and Ferrari 250 LM.

This specific BT8 is powered by a 2.5 liter coventry climax engine and was raced by Hugh Dibley for the Stirling Moss Automobile Racing Team. Dibley campaigned the SC-2-64 throughout the 1964 season, running at Goodwood (March 14, 1964 – the car’s first race ), Oulton Park, Aintree, and the Silverstone International Trophy.

The BT8 was sold to Max Wilson, who raced the car at the BRSCC meeting at Castle Combe on April 23, 1966, where he came in second place behind the SC-2-64’s sister, the SC-4-64. The following month, Wilson and the BT8 went on to win first place at both the BRSCC Mallory Park and Brands Hatch.

The SC-2-64 changed hands once more in 1968, this time crossing the Atlantic over to Canada. The car was advertised on page 25 of the October 11, 1969 edition of auto week, where it was then purchased for $4,000 by Norbert Ball.

Ball (Vancouver) kept and raced the car until he sold it in 1971 to Don Armstrong of Letherage, Alberta.  Armstrong sold it in 1975 to to Darryl Clark, who in turn sold it to Mark Reid the following year, who then sold it to Rob Grant in the United Kingdom.

Rick Hall is the next known owner in the car, purchasing it in 1992, and later selling it in 1993 to John Harper, who in turn sold it to Mr. A Morrall in 1996. The SC-2-64 was owned by well known historic racer Peter Mullen in 2005 before being purchased by the current owner.

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