1971 Brabham Repco BT36SOLD
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Estimate: 30,000£ - 45,000£
Estimate: €36,000 - €54,000
Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000

Offered Without Reserve
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of £39.113

Engine No. BDA X113

From the Brazilian Collector Mr. Abraham Kogan

227bhp, 1,590cc, fuel-injected Ford Cosworth BDA engine with Hewland FT200 gearbox, independent front suspension via top and bottom wishbones, independent rear suspension via bottom wishbone with top link and radius rods, and four-wheel disc brakes with AR3 callipers. Wheelbase: 92in. (2,337mm).

Jack Brabham’s Formula 1 career began in 1955. He won the World Championship in 1959 and 1960 driving a Cooper Climax and in 1961 he joined forces with Ron Touranac to set up Motor Racing Developments and build racing cars. In 1962 Brabham’s Cooper contract ended and he was free to use the Brabham name; from early that year Brabham Racing Developments built the cars and the Brabham Racing Organization ran the works team.

In 1966 Brabham achieved his and the team’s finest hour: four wins in a row at Reims, Brands Hatch, Zandvoort, and the Nürburgring made him the only man in history to win the World Championship driving a car of his own make.

Brabham retired from racing at the end of 1970, his last race victory in one of his own cars coming in South Africa that year. He was later knighted for his achievements.

The prefix of BT given to all the Brabham racing cars stood for Brabham-Touranac and Ron ran the team until the end of 1971 when it was sold to Bernie Ecclestone.

The BT 36 was an evolutionary development of the BT 35, with its space-frame construction. It was quite advanced for the period, with outboard suspension and inboard brakes. Its GRP body was both light and innovative.

Brabham BT 36 chassis number 5 was originally owned by double British Hill Climb Champion Peter Westbury, of Dorking, UK. Westbury went on to Grand Prix racing; in 1969 he finished ninth overall at the German Grand Prix and fifth in the Formula 2 class.

Driving this car in the 1971 Formula 2 Championship Westbury finished joint 14th in the championship with John Watson. Ronnie Peterson won the title and the series featured such greats as Niki Lauda, Derek Bell, and Carlos Reutemann, to name just a few.

Originally fitted with a Ford Cosworth FVA engine, it was replaced with a Cosworth Ford BDA in 1972 following a rule change. Later it spent most of its life in Luxembourg, Belgium, and France before returning to England in the early 1990s, when it was acquired by Abba Kogan, who has raced the car regularly since 1994, its last outing being at the Nürburgring in June this year.

The car has a well-documented and continuous ownership and race history, with set-up data, and is described as being in excellent and race-ready condition. It is a race-winning car, with thoroughbred genes. It has been properly and professionally maintained for its gentleman owner with considerable success, and in the right hands will continue to win races as it always has.

Reference Number 13144

as of 9/14/2007

Car 1971 Brabham Repco BT36
VIN BT36/05 
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