RM Auctions Monaco Highlight: 1966 Brabham-Repco BT20 Formula 1
Aside from being undeniably beautiful, the BT20 is famous for winning titles and breaking records with both Denny Hulme and Jack Brabham behind the wheel. This one could be yours…
Image: Tim Scott Courtesy of RM Auctions
An integral part of Brabham’s 1966 and 1967 World Constructors’ titles, Jack Brabham’s unbeaten, and likely unbeatable, record of being the only man to win a Formula 1 World Championship in a car of his own manufacture, and another World Drivers’ title for Denny Hulme, make the Brabham BT20 a very special machine.
This particular car was Denny Hulme’s in the 1967 season, and it’s up for sale at RM Auctions’ epic Monaco Sale, which will be held in parallel with the 2014 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique on the 10th of May, 2014.
Denny won two races to Jim Clark’s four in 1967, but greater consistency allowed him and Jack Brabham to claim the top two spots in the drivers’ championship, along with a constructors’ title for Brabham.
One of those two race wins came in the second round of the season at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix. It was an eventful race and it saw the sad passing of Lorenzo Bandini, who was involved in a horror crash when he clipped the chicane and hit a hidden mooring head chasing down Hulme and died in hospital a few days later. It would become Denny’s first Formula 1 Grand Prix victory, and he won it in this very car.
In the modern era the car has received a stunning mechanical restoration and comes complete with FIA papers, making it an exciting, historic prospect for a historic racer, collector, or combination of the two!
It will go up for sale at RM Auctions’ Monaco Sale, which will be held on the 10th of May at the prestigious Le Sporting. For more information head to the RM Auctions website here or get involved in the discussion over on their Facebook page here.
Images Tim Scott Courtesy of RM Auctions