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Fabulous "Continuation" Chevron B8 completed in 2010 by Vin Malkie of Chevron Racing Ltd Prepared by Terry King Racing for the 2018 season running in the Masters Series Just fitted with a fully refreshed, zero-hours BMW M10 built by Lester Owen. Hewland FT200 (2010) Letter of Authenticity from Chevron signed by the directors. New (2018) FIA/HTP papers Race-ready with all safety items in date. Four spare wheels with new Avon 'wets'. The hugely-successful Chevron B8 first appeared in 1968, usually with BMW 2-litre engines but also with the Ford FVA, FVC and occasionally the Lotus-Climax. It was homologated into FIA Group 4 Sports Cars from 1 March 1968 on the basis that 50 were built (reduced to 25 in 1969). To help Chevron Cars achieve the required number (on paper), every rebuild was listed as a new car - a habit that would continue into the B16, B19 and even the B21 and, no doubt, was a practice common to other builders of limited production racing cars. In the end, 44 of the original cars were completed. Often described as one of the greatest racing cars of all time, the B8 was fast, forgiving and delightful. In common with the Lotus Elan and the BMW E30 M3, it was one of those cars that would not punish you for a temporary 'loss of talent' and would quietly sort itself out whilst you were considering 'Plan B'. Then, as now, it was capable of humiliating the top GTs in period at short circuits like Crystal Palace or Brands Indy where dicing with GT40s was a regular occurrence. Offered here is a "Continuation" Chevron B8 completed in 2010 by Vin Malkie of Chevron Racing Ltd. and powered by a new BMW M10, built and supplied by L.H.Owen. The gearbox is a Hewland FT200 supplied new in 2010. In 2018, it competed in the Masters Series acquitting itself well at Silverstone, Spa and Zandvoort and has new FIA/HTP papers, signed off in 2018, endorsing its conformity to the original specification. As further confirmation, it has a 'Letter of Authenticity' from Chevron signed by the directors in 2018. The car was prepared by Terry King Racing for the 2018 season and the engine has just been refitted after a full refresh to the latest specification by Lester Owen and, pleasingly, is showing a 20 bhp improvement. It's in race-ready condition with all safety items in date, and there are four spare wheels with new Avon 'wets'. This fabulous little Chevron B8 looks striking in Banana Yellow and is beautifully prepared and on the button ready for a season's racing in the best Historic events, especially the Masters Series. It would be equally at home at Sprints or a Hill-climb but is undoubtedly the most cost-effective route into UK Historic GT racing. Either way, they are competitive cars and B8s cannot be beaten in terms of performance and realistic running costs.