top of page

1978 CHEVRON B 45

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

Formula Atlantic/Formula Two


Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Classic number: DBE 45 – 03

total production only 5 cars, a very rare car.

Engine: Ford Cosworth BDG 4 Cylinder, 16 valves

1998cc - 9,000 rpm – 285 hp – fuel injection

Rebuilt in 2019 and only 4 hours used.

Transmission: Hewland FT200.

Weight: 1,040 lbs Top speed: 170 mph

Owner/driver: Ed Swart (since 1989).

History: Raced by current owner in the USA for 30 years.

3 Times Winner of West Coast F/A Points Championship.

Former Owner: Fred Opert Racing.

Former drivers: Marcel Talbot, Skeeter McKitterick, Bob

Earl and Tom Gloy in Formula Atlantic Series 1978-1979

Spares: Extra nose section, cockipit/engine cover, extra set

of wheels, 2 Hewland gear sets, $85,000.- firm.

Contact: (424) 378-1167 See Price Here: https://calcarsforsale.com/296394/1978-Chevron-B45 1978 Chevron B45, chassis 03 – history and records. This car had been in a Canadian car museum after it had been driven for a few years in the Formula Atlantic pro series.


It was offered for sale by Peter Hemmings in Santa Barbara in 1989 together with a Chevron B34. Both cars were incomplete and in need of a full restoration. I bought both of them in a package deal, but decided to keep just the B45 and sold the B34 in England.


The B45 had B42 uprights and suspension and the rear wing was not original with wooden side plates just for showing in the museum.


I bought a correct Formula 2 rear wing and had the body parts repaired and painted in orange. The car had been shown in the museum with a yellow/white not original livery and the engine was incomplete and needed a full rebuild. I had all the suspension parts checked and re-plated, ordered a new radiator and had the fuel cell checked and fitted with new foam.

New Koni shocks and springs were fitted. Rod ends replaced, etc. When race ready I started running it for the first time in July 1993.

Ran the car for several years with a 1600cc BDA Atlantic engine, but I upgraded it later to a 2.0 liter BDG to run as Formula 2.

Had a second fuel cell fitted on the left side to avoid running low on fuel.

In the year 2000 the transmission was rebuild and fitted a new ring&pinion. In 2017 new limited slip “cam&pal” parts were installed.

In 2015 new brake rotors and bearings were fitted, also the brake clippers were rebuilt.

From 1993 till 2021 (28 years) it was driven in 99 races on 18 different racetracks.

Results: O/A wins 17. Class wins 48.

Winning 3 times the California West coast Atlantic and F2 championship. See Price Here: https://calcarsforsale.com/296394/1978-Chevron-B45


Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

Exotic Cars For Sale, Classic Cars For Sale, Auto Parts, Used Cars, Car Dealerships, Exotic And Classic Dealerships, Car, Affordable Auto, Dealer, Aftermarket, Mercedes Benz Dealership, Mustang Dealership, Dodge Dealership.

18 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page