A chance to talk mostly about Bolwell Sports Cars.
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Brabham BT8
Here's a few BT8s. The BT8 is the successor to the BT5 sportscar.
There were a dozen BT8s. All seem to have survived and are well documented, except the first one, BT8 SC-1-64 which had a huge prang in its first year. A new SC-1-64 was built which is, I guess, a replica. They all looked like the ones above except one although it left the factory as a standard 2.0 litre Coventry Climax engined BT8. This is SC-9-64. It was bought new by the Prince Motor Company. It was rebodied and hit the tracks as a Prince - the Prince R380.
It is very famous in Japan. I wonder if its Brabham roots are recalled in that history.