BRM 'Tasman'-Type 2-Litre V8 Endurance Racing Engine  Engine no. BRM 12302

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Lot 176
BRM 'Tasman'-Type 2-Litre V8 Endurance Racing Engine
Engine no. BRM 12302

£ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 37,000 - 50,000
BRM 'Tasman'-Type 2-Litre V8 Endurance Racing Engine
Engine no. BRM 12302

Footnotes

  • During the greater part of the 1 ½-litre Formula 1 era, 1962-65, the BRM – 'British Racing Motors' – team based in Bourne, Lincolnshire, was one of the strongest, most successful and most commanding within the Grand Prix racing world. Graham Hill won the 1962 Formula 1 Drivers' World Championship- and the team the Formula 1 Constructors' World title - powered by their latest 4-cam BRM P56 V8 racing engine, and Graham and team-mates Richie Ginther, and later Jackie Stewart remained at the forefront of the fray for the following three seasons.

    The BRM V8 also proved highly effective in enlarged form into the early years of 3-litre Formula 1 racing, 1966-68. It was enlarged first to 1880, then 1998 and finally 2070cc form for single-seater Tasman Championship and World-class endurance racing, powering most notably the early Matra coupes. Jackie Stewart won the Tasman Champion with such an engine, and into the 1970s a few found their way into 2-litre endurance catetgory racing. This engine, which powered the Daren Mark III offered here in Lot 174 – has been partially rebuilt by leading specialists Hall & Hall (at Bourne, in Lincolnshire, where the power unit originated). We understand they believe the engine can be completed by them to racing specification for a price within £40,000. For comparison we understand that a new BRM V8 from the company would cost some £125,000 +VAT.
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