This very pretty car was restored by a respected Brabham expert in 1990. It has been racing in U.S. Historics mostly as a Formula C car. It was upgraded to a Formula B with the installation of a 173 Bhp. 1600cc Ford pushrod. A Hewland Mk9 was completely rebuilt and fitted with the stronger Mk5 gears. The powerplant configuration uses the proper adapter to fit a twincam. The car shows some racing use but the restoration still looks great as the pictures show. It is supplied with 15 Mk5 gearsets. The car has been professionally maintained since restoration.
The BT15 model first apeared in 1965 as a Formula 3 car, drawing heavily from the BT14 Libre and BT16 F2. It is nearly identical to the later BT21 models. This car was imported by Fred Opert and raced in the SCCA for 5 or 6 years, then was stored until 1989. The car is accompanied by photos of it at Lime Rock in 1968.
Recent Competition History
SVRA Historic races as Formula C and Formula B.
Engine Builder: MWE
Type: 1600 pushrod
Horsepower: 173 Bhp.
Valve Train: roller rockers
running Mk5 gearsets, twincam adapter
Type: in unit with gearbox
Ratio: 9:31 R&P
Construction: fibreglass, integral nose and cowling, undertray, twincam tail cover
Color: white, green stripe
new windscreen included
Type: multitubular space frame
Front Suspension: double wishbone
Rear Suspension: lower a arm, top link, twin radius rods