Brabham race cars up for auction
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Lloyds Auctions Australia have a range of vintage racing cars, petrol pumps, engines and parts up for auction from Brian King’s ‘The King’s Garage’ collection.
Included is a Brabham BT21B Cosworth open wheel race car with a Cosworth SCB four-cylinder engine, of which there are believed to be only two or three in existence.
Allied to the rarity of the engine and chassis package is a provenance that begins in Brabham’s Formula One workshop with its chief engine builder Bob Ilich who was instrumental in the World Constructor and Driver Championships for Brabham in 1966 and ’67 who created this very BT21B for himself.
Another Brabham BT21B race car is being offered fresh from a high end ‘nut and bolt’ restoration in Formula 3 configuration with an MAE Cosworth engine and Hewland gearbox and is ready to compete world-wide in historic formula including Formula Junior.
Brabham BT21B F3. Photo / Supplied
The heyday of motor racing in the USA is also represented by the gargantuan 1950 Sampson CC-50 Indianapolis 500 racer. Resplendent in its 1950 Indy 500 livery, #27 also comes virtually unused since a thorough restoration in the US prior to its arrival in Australia.
Dirt track oval racing has historically been the feeder category for IndyCar and NASCAR series, and Lloyds is offering the #22 Chuck Porter 1947 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser midget which has significant race provenance along with another iconic midget the #35 1974 Edmunds VW ‘El Toro Garage’ car.
Still on the dirt track theme is the #5 1985 Chevy-powered Watson which has a dark history as five family members died while racing this car.
1976 Edmunds VW midget El Toro Garage. Photo / Supplied
Back on tarmac with the #12 1974 Ed Zink Super Vee featuring a highly-tuned VW engine and a Lotus 23B replica built to run in historic racing while road cars are represented by a 1930 Ford Model A and a fully restored 1974 International Harvester D-1310 4x4 truck.
Petrol pumps are the new collectable for automotive enthusiasts and the range offered by The King’s Garage collection is staggering in its depth and quality with some fuel pumps going back to the early 1900s including Epex and French Satam four-gallon pumps.
Other lots include a Porsche 356 ‘Super 90’ engine fresh from a full rebuild, a massive 27-litre Rolls Royce Merlin V12 engine, Cosworth FVA engine parts, enough to build one and a half FVAs, and a rare A-series Mini Minor diesel engine.
The auction for The King’s Garage collection is open for bidding online now and the live auction on 18 March 2017. The collection can be found at www.lloydsauctions.com.au/classic-cars