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Re: Meghan -- Please Share Your Information!!

: That looks to me like an FIA Formula 2 car with a 1600cc
: Cosworth BDA in the back, or just possibly an FVA. Formula B in
: the USA I think.. Formula A would have been a 5 litre V8.

: My apololgies, I'm better at identifying racing cars and
: engines than watches.

It's an FVA, the BDA had horizontal intakes. And without a smell chequer my selling isn't too good either.

In 1967 Chuck Kirkbride's car was a Lotus 18, a 1960 car. Here's a report:

With the 3-litre F1 not yet in force, Formula A attracted hardly any worthwhile entries in its first few seasons. The SCCA national championship for FA was not even competed in 1965 so the first national champion in Formula A was Harry McIntosh in 1966 who beat a paltry field in his ex-F1 1.5-litre Brabham BT7 (F1-1-63). The following year Chuck Kirkbride won in a Lotus 18 (372) but he was the only finisher in his class and some three laps behind the best Formula B car. A lucrative professional series started in 1967 but was dominated by FB cars.

It seems it was fitted with a Coventry-Climax FPF engine, which could have been any size from 1500cc to 2700cc. Here is a photo of it with the engine size given as 2497cc, which makes it a Formula One car from the 2.5 litre days. Wheels and tyres are 1960 F1 too in this picture. Don't they look skinny? There are also 3 Coopers, and I cannot see enough of number 30 to identify it.

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