Selling new in 1970 to John Archibald Philips of Belfast, Northern Ireland who raced the B16 extensively with many first and second place finishes at Irish circuits: Mondello Park, Phoenix Park and Kirkistown. Selling to its second owner in 1971, Adrian Wilkins of Edmonton Middlesex England. Wilkins raced the B16 at Silverstone, Thruxton, Brands Hatch and Oulton Park with a first in class at the Sports Car Trophy at Thruxton and a very strong second in class at the Martini International Trophy at Silverstone. DBE-016 has old HSCC Papers issued in 1986. In the HSCC Papers it states that it was seen in the Chevron Factory in 1977 being repaired. It was advertised for sale in Autosport by Paul Weldon in November 1978. Well-known racers, owners and collectors included John Heath, Brian Auger, Nigel Hulme and Ernst Schuster. Then coming to the United States, it was owned and raced by Bob Gett and Alan Frick. USA historic events include the Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Sonoma Historic Festival. Finishing second in its last outing in June 2016. Continuous ownership history from new.
It has had excellent race prep by Dave Vegher of Veloce Motors in Petaluma, California and Scott Gray of Santa Ana, California. Last raced at June Sonoma event of 2016. Previously race prepared by KTR European of Ayer, Massachusetts. Dave Vegher rebuild on the 2.0 Liter Cosworth BDG with approximately three race weekends’ time on it. Hewland FT200 gearbox rebuild also has three race weekends’ time on it. Chevron expert Dave Vegher states the chassis looked original as built by Chevron, noting many Chevron built or painted components from the period.
Alan Brown dossier documenting ownership, history with period race photos and English HSCC papers issued in 1986 as it was raced in historic competition throughout England. Ownership known from new. Race preparation receipts and racing logbook.
Only 23 of the Derek Bennett designed B16 coupes were built. Chevron won the European 2-Liter Sports Prototype Championship with Brian Redman behind the wheel of a B16 in 1970. Today, this Chevron is a front runner in historic racing and still one of the most beautiful racing cars built. It is very rare to find a genuine, well-documented and very original car like this.