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1967 Brabham BT21-B

Wes Wigginton

As originally constructed, Wes Wigginton’s very early BT21 would almost certainly have been fitted with a one-liter Cosworth “Modified Anglia Series E” (MAE) Ford four-cylinder engine for use in Formula Three. By class rules it would have been fitted with a single inlet restriction and a Weber IDA downdraught carburetor. Despite the restrictions, these engines were remarkably powerful! They produced about 100bhp at 9500rpm. The very high engine speed of Formula Three cars in this era earned them the popular name “Screamers.” This car raced with a Cossie SCC, an 1100cc MAE downdraught, a twin-cam, and a BDA at different times. Raced as a Formula Continental a lot of the time and as a Formula B too. She was sold to Brad Schiere of Burbank in the early/mid 1980s. At that time, it was in pieces as we (at British Sports and Exotics in Riverside California) had just rejigged the chassis and installed a taller roll bar, as we were going to update the chassis with a Lucas fuel-injected BDA. As I understand it, Brad sold the car to Sperry Valve works a few years later.

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