1973 Brabham BT41 F3 Falconer
Serial Number: BT41-30
Gearbox Number: tbd
Condition: very good
$19,000 U.S.$18,500 USD
Location: Northeastern U.S.
This car has just been gone through by a professional race team, comprising a virtual restoration.
All suspension pieces and engine bay brace have been replated in nickel, the cell re-foamed, hydraulics
completely rebuilt, and the body repainted. The tub is in excellent condition. The Hart BDJ has been
freshened and the gearbox gone through. It is ready for the track.
As an option, the car could be configured as a Formula Atlantic with a zero-time Quicksilver
BDD and Mk5 gears complete for $29,000.
The BT41, designed by Geoff Ferris, was the final customer car from Brabham. Very similar
to the F2 BT40 it shared an almost identical tub, which on the F3 car had an inner mild steel skin
to make minimum weight. An angular car, the F2 design carried a full width sports car nose while
the F3 had a more conventional chisel nose with dive planes. Both cars carried side rads. Despite
efforts by John Watson and Adrea De Adamich it was to be March's year with priprieatry BMW power and
the BDA ppwered cars of any type faded.
In F3 Johnny Gerber drove this car fitted with the aftermarket Falconer bodywork. The angular
works bodywork was probably deficient in drag and the side rads proved somewhat inadequate. Falconer
designed a much more aero shape with a front rad which was adopted by just about all but the works cars
by season's end.
At the end of the season, Fred Opert, with his knack for sensing opportunity, imported the car
to the U.S. and outfitted it for Formula C with a Hart 1100 BDJ, where it proved virtually untouchable.
It was raced for approximately 5 years in the U.S. and was then consigned to storage. It was rescued
a few years ago by a pro FF2000 team and restored as an off-hours project.
The car has an SCCA log book documenting it's U.S race history.
Recent Competition History
unraced since restoration
- Brian Hart BDJ 1100cc
- zero time
- optional Quicksilver 1600cc BDD
- also zero time
- front rad integrated into Falconer bodywork
- Hewland Mk9, 5 speed, completely gone through
- Falconer low-drag aftermarket bodywork
- period fitment in 1973 European F3
- aluminum monocoque, excellent condition
- Dampers: Bilsteins
- Front Suspension: double wishbones
- Rear Suspension: trailing arms, top link, lower wishbone
- Steering: proprietary rack
- Brakes: Girling ARs, completely rebuilt
- Wheels: 1 set original Brabham wheels, 8s and 11s
- Willans belts
- fire system
- correct original Smiths guages
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