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1964 Brabham BT8

Chassis number : SC-6-64

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Sold originally to 'Team Elite' and then to Sid Taylor, the car was white with green trim and was powered by a 2.0-liter Climax. Denny Hulme was first in the 2.0 Liter class at the 'Guards International Trophy' race at Brands Hatch on August 3, 1964. Frank Gardner sat on the pole and won the 'Anerly Trophy' race at Crystal Palace with the cars on September 5, 1964. Gardner put the car on the pole with a record qualifying lap for the Snetterton Three Hours' on September and finished fourth overall. At the Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca on October 18, 1964, Gardner had a mechanical failure. Hulme placed the car first in the 2.0-liter class at the 'Lavant Cup' race at Goodwood on Easter Monday of 1965. He followed with a significant win in the 'Tourist Trophy' at Oulton Park on May 2, 1965. Hulme won the 'Minilite Trophy' at Brands Hatch on June 20, 1965. On July 10, 1965 Tony Lanfranchi subbed for Hulme in the sport car support race for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and won the race outright. Hulme set a lap record and was forth overall and first in the 2.0L class in the 'Guards Trophy' race at Brands Hatch on August 30, 1965. In 1976, Bill Warner found the car in a junkyard in South Carolina. Warner restored the car and kept it for 12 years. After several different owners over the next many years, the car was purchased in 2004 and it has been racing with General Racing and HMSA.

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Recent Sales of the Brabham BT8

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Brabham BT8s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1964 Brabham BT8's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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1964 Brabham-BRM BT8 Sports-racing PrototypeSC-5-642014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $180,000$220,000
1964 Repco Brabham-Climax BT8 Sports-Racing PrototypeSC1-642009 Bonhams Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club $260,000$295,000

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