Chevron built one B20 for Formula 3, and it’s going to auction

H&H Classics has ex-Skeaping racer on its docket for online auction March 4

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Chevron F3
Only one 1972 Chevron B20 was spec'd for Formula 3 racing, and it's going to auction | H&H Classics photos

The only Formula 3 version of the 1972 Chevron B20 will be offered for bidding March 4 when H&H Classics stages an online auction.

The car is a works racer prepared for Chris Skeaping and has won in Formula 4, Monoposto and HSCC Classic events as well as in the F3 championship. 

H&H says the car has had only 4 owners since new and is ready to race in vintage events.

“The car comes with a fully documented history, has been professionally maintained and features a low-mileage Twin Cam engine,” according to the British auction company.

H&H Classics reports that Chevron produced only 11 B20s and the one on offer was the only one designed for F3 racing. Skeaping drove it to a third-place finish at Silverstone in May of 1972. It later went to Chevron’s Italian agent, Eris Tondelli, and in 1975 was sold by Chevron to Alex Lowe, who won the Formula 4 and Monoposto championshps in 1977 and 1980, respectively.

Lowe then sold the car back to Chevron, where it was restored in 1994 for Nick Crossley, who won the Classic F3 Championship in 1995.

Chris Skeaping and the car at its unveiling
The cockpit

H&H Classics reports that the consignor bought the car after it had been “standing for quite a number of years,” so the car underwent a “light restoration” and was returned to its original Skeaping livery. 

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The auction sale includes the car, a set of older “wet” tires, a spare nose section, extra rear wing and various spare suspension parts.

H&H anticipates the car selling for £38,000 to £42,000 ($48,630 to $53,750).

For more information, visit the H&H Classics website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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