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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1968 - 1970
Numbers built:44 (all engines)
Designed by:Derek Bennett
Predecessor:Chevron B6 BMW
Successor:Chevron B16 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 14, 2009
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Chassis CH-DBE-54 Chassis DBE-54 was delivered new to the Red Rose Racing team, which raced Chevrons very successfully for many seasons. It was briefly owned by a German before it was acquired by a French lawyer. He held on the B8 for over 30 years before selling it to the current, Belgian ow>>>

Chassis CH-DBE-57 This was the only Chevron B8 delivered new with a 2.7 litre Coventry Climax four cylinder engine. In period this was replaced by a Cosworth engine. Shortly after the roof was chopped off and the car was converted into a 'Gropa'. The current owner had it rebuilt to its origin>>>

Chassis CH-DBE-71 One of the very last B8s built, chassis DBE-71 was sold new to Paul Vestey late in 1968. He raced the car at the Nürburgring and in several local events in 1969. Before the year was over the B8 had passed into the hands of James Tangy and Chris Smith, who raced the car >>>

Chassis CH-DBE-79 Sold new to a British privateer racer, chassis DBE-79 ended up in German hands in 1970. Here it was raced for two seasons. By the 1980s, the car was back in England and carefully restored by expert Lester Owen. It was subsequently raced almost continuously, first in England >>>

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