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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1955 - 1959
Numbers built:11
Predecessor:BRM Type 30 'V16'
Successor:BRM P48
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 09, 2010
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Chassis: 258
Completed in June 1958, chassis 258 was the third of six Type 25s produced with the spaceframe chassis. It was raced in the second half of the season by Harry Schell and Jo Bonnier. Over the winter, the car was fitted with an improved oil-cooler and Dunlop disc brakes. Bonnier considered 258 the best of the available Type 25 and raced it extensively in 1959. He started the car's season very well by taking the long awaited Grand Prix victory at Zandvoort. In 1960 this chassis was raced three times more with Dan Gurney claiming a second in Buenos Aires.

Unlike all of its sister cars, chassis 258 was preserved by the BRM factory and used extensively for promotional purposes throughout the 1960s. It was retained until all the manufacturer's assets were sold by Christie's in October of 1981. The sole surviving original Type 25 was acquired by the Honourable Amschel Rothschild. He retained the car, which was extensively raced in the 1980s and 1990s, until his death in 2001. The estate sold the car on to historic racer Spencer Flack for a princely sum. He campaigned the BRM around the world until, unfortunately, he fatally crashed it in Australia. Chassis 258 has since been carefully restored with the original panels that were not on the car at the time of the crash. Since then this very important has returned to the track and can be seen here at 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix and at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2007 and 2010.


Chassis details
Major wins
1959 Dutch Grand Prix (Jo Bonnier)
Appearances

2018 Retromobile 2017 Goodwood Revival 2015 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival
2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival 2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed

  Article Image gallery (53) 258 Specifications