Brabham-Cosworth Ford BT33 Formula 1 car to hit the auction block [Photo Gallery]

 

The Brabham-Cosworth Ford BT33 race car, owned by Jack Brabham, is one of the most amazing cars that competed in Formula 1 in the past.

The legendary single-seater racer is all set to go under the hammer at this year’s Bonhams Pebble Beach auction.

Only three examples were ever built and this Brabham-Cosworth Ford chassis BT33-2  is among them. Behind the driver’s seat, you will find a Ford Cosworth DFV V8 engine, which used to be the best one in that era of F1.

Running four twin carburetors, the mill delivers 430 ponies at 10,000 rpm. The vehicle features a Hewland DG 300 five-speed manual transaxle transmission an d disc brakes.

The ex-Sir Jack Brabham racer registered a win at the 1970 South African Grand Prix and managed three other podium wins the same year.

Currently an American enthusiast owns this car and has maintained it pretty well. Bonhams says the car is likely to fetch between $1 and $1.4 million.

Post Author: Sangeeta Pandey

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