1975 Chevron B30 Formula 5000

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Unique and fascinating F5000 car with a great history. It is chassis number B30-75-01 and was constructed by Chrevron for David Purley of Bognor Regis, England in 1975 . Over the winter of 1975/76 , based on initial competition results, it was refined and rebuilt for him , including a new chassis. This is the only B30 constructed by Chevron. It is fitted with a Cosworth V-6 GAA 4-camshaft fuel-injected engine of 3.4-liter displacement, developing approximately 440 bhp at 8,500 rpm. This car has a Hewland FGA transmission. In 1975 David Purley won the second race he contested in the car.

David Purley was essentially unbeatable in the rebuilt and improved B30, during 1976, winning six races, to easily capture the Shellsport 5000 championship. Believed to have been retained by Purley and not raced again, after his championship year. The car was sold after his death in 1985, with all the spares to Dick Leppla of Chevron Cars USA, who commissioned a complete rebuild. He raced it once in 1998, before selling it to the present owner who ran it very successfully at a number of events in the early-1990s.

The B30 comes with the original 1975 chassis, as a spare, which could be easily built up into another complete car. Also included with the spares package are two more complete GAA engines, one of which has an alloy block, the other iron, both built up and run on the dynamometer, but never used. There are also crates full of cylinder blocks, heads and other engine and chassis parts, some new and some used. Also in the spares package are the original casting patterns for the cylinder blocks and heads. Additionaly there are multiple sets of wheels and various rear and front wing configurations. In short, this is the most comprehensive spares package one could ever hope to find.
This is a great handling machine and in the right hands, can be a winner again. A complete documentation of this car"s history, race by race is available. In the Championship year of 1976, the Chevron B30-75-01 of David Purley, won the Shellsport F5000, with three wins, a 2nd and an 8th at Brands Hatch, two wins at Mallory Park, a victory at Thruxton, 2nd and 4th at Oulton Park and 4th and 6th at Snetterton. In the Brighton Speed Trials, he finished 3rd.
This is an exceptional race car with fully documented history.

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