Updated: Nov 28, 2022
2.0 Ltr. F.I.A. Sports Racer
Engine: Ford Cosworth BDG 4 Cylinder, Lucas fuel injection.
1998 cc – 9,000 rpm – 285 hp (fresh restoration)
Top speed 165 MPH. Weight: 1,265 lbs
Transmission: Hewland FT 200 5-Speed
Owner/Driver: Ed Swart (since 1989)
Ed raced same model car for the Canon Racing Team
in 1971 in Europe and South Africa in 16 races.
In this car he drove many races in Europe and USA.
History: 1989-1995 raced in 35 European Super Sports Cup events
1995-to date raced in the USA, in events on 20 tracks at:
Daytona, Rd.America, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock,
Indianapolis, Sonoma (Sears Point), Laguna Seca, COTA,
California Speedway, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas,
Thunderhill, Willow Springs, Spring Mountain, Coronado,
Miller (UT) and C.V.R.
Restorations: In 1991 by Vin Malkie Racing England.
and in 2009 by TL Historics & Ed Swart.
Former Owners: Andrew Marler (winner Super Sports Cup in 1988),
Tony Griffin, CP Howarth, John Hine. Documentation and
older historic FIA papers. A very large number of spares included.
note: spare FVC engine also available. Contact: (424) 378-1167 See Price Here: https://calcarsforsale.com/296298/1971-Chevron-B-19
Information about the sponsor CANON and others on Ed Swart’s
1971 Chevron B19.
In 1971 when living in the Netherlands Ed started a new team called “Canon Racing Team” after he secured sponsoring from Canon camera Company. The contract for a two years sponsorship was signed in European Headquarters in Geneva Switzerland. This was the first times that Canon sponsored in the auto racing sport in Europe. The two cars team raced for two years in the FIA liter European Sports/Prototype series. Cars were painted in the red and white Canon color combination with a dented film stripe over the top made the cars looks great in this attractive livery.
The cars were pictured many times and were even shown on the cover of the AutoSport and MotorSport magazines.
The well-known Dutch SHELL oil and gasoline Company was also sponsoring the Team with racing fuel at most European races. Ed sold his B19 in 1973 and found out later that after passing through several new owners it was split into two different cars, fabricated with mostly new parts and both claiming that it was Ed Swart’s old Canon B19 and many people copied the canon livery. Our Canon team had two B19’s in 1971 and two B21 in the second year.
When Ed many years later in 1989 bought again a different Chevron B19 to race in the Super Sports Series in Europe he also used the Canon colors and livery to bring back the memory of the original 1971 team, which he owned and raced in.
Later in 1995 when he moved the car from Europe to the USA to continue racing it in historic races, he kept the Canon and Shell logo’s on the car, but added also one more sponsor logo.
Ed’s wife Sally, who had been an active and successful dressage horse rider in California, had started a new dressage video company called “Kingdom Video Dressage” because she is a Brit. She occasionally commented jokingly about Ed’s racing that her video company helped sponsoring his racing. Ed ordered secretly some stickers of her video company and put them on his race cars.
1971 CHEVRON B19 FIA 2.0 Liter Sports Racer Chassis DBE 19-25.
This car is powered by a 2 ltr. 16 valves Lucas fuel injected Ford Cosworth BDG with 290 HP. The engine was rebuilt with the latest specs by Slade Engines in Salinas and has only been run for 1 hour testing. The car is equipped with 5 speed Hewland FT 200 transmission and drive axles with CV joints. It has Koni shock absorbers and a “Canon” accu-sump.
It was bought in 1988 by current owner Ed Swart in England from Andrew Marler who had won the 1988 Super Sports Cup with the car. The body color was changes from silver to the current red and white “Canon” livery, which had been Ed’s sponsor in 1971 when he drove an identical Chevron B19 in Europe.
From 1989 till 1995 Ed drove the car in 35 European FIA Super Sports events on 9 different European tracks scoring multi class wins at tracks like Spa, Silverstone, Nurburgring, Brands Hatch and Zandvoort. The tubular frame chassis was replaced in 1991 by Chevron Specialists, Maikie Racing in England to make the car more competitive. In August 1995 the car was shipped to the USA and driven by Ed till 2008 when a restoration was performed by Teluca Lakel Histories in California. During that time the location of the fuel filler was also changed for safety reasons. From 1995 till 2021 Ed continued driving the B19 in the USA on a total of 20 different tracks and the car became one of the most well-known and successfully driven sports racers. It won twice overall the HSR two liter “shoot-out” race at the Daytona Speedway. Ed Swart, who retired from racing, offers to assist buyer with instructions if desired.
Documentation of former ownership and European FIA vehicle ID forms and USA logbooks are included with the sale.
A large number of spare parts is also included and listed below.
Customs fit car cover.
Complete painted nose and tail/engine cover and two doors.
Set of wheels with tires plus extra original Chevron magnesium wheels.
Two sets of gear ratios for 2-3-4-5th.
Tilton starter motor and Lucas distributor.
Set of wheel nuts and a wheelnut tool wrenches.
Spare air intake for front brake cooling ducts.
Original flip-up Monza type fuel cap.
Set of original drive shafts with donut couplers.
Set of front and rear brake pads.
Misc. suspension and tie rod parts. See Price Here: https://calcarsforsale.com/296298/1971-Chevron-B-19