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£ 45,000

Brabham BT38c

Astom Martin F1 Show Car


  • ​​​​​​​This is the original Ulf Svensson F3 car delivered to Sweden in 1972 and now running a recently rebuilt Lotus twin cam 1600 engine in Formula Atlantic guise, built by Iain Ross.

The car has been used to win the Scottish historic hillclimb championship with the Hewland gearbox having been rebuilt by JP gearboxes, Silverstone.  All of the original F3 parts are included with the car including rebuilt Kugelfisher mechanical fuel injection.

The car and engine were the subject of an extensive photographic rebuild by Marcel Bhiel, Munchengladbach and the 300 or so prints of the work will come with the car. 

There are three sets of tyres and rims, 1 set on slicks, one on wets and an intermediate set of cut slicks. There are a number of spare ratios including those suitable for circuit racing. There is also a spare nose, moulds for the front fins and a side pod. The carbs are rebuilt, original, Italian Weber 45 DCOE. The engine has been dynoed to show 168 bhp and the car is ready to race.  She is very easy to drive and very forgiving whilst also being competitive in the right hands.

 History ( with thanks to Allen Brown of )

 New to Ulf Svensson for European F3 in 1972, using Holbay engines and sponsored by Team Mum for Men. According to Magnus Haggstam, this car went to Lasse Karlsson for 1973 and raced by him in F3 until at least 1975. Then to Kaal Wirgin in 1976, and raced by him Swedish Formula 3 Championship races in 1977 and 1978, before he acquired a newer Argo. The car was next seen in 2000, when it was acquired by Carsten Frimodt (Denmark). It was restored to F2 specification with an 1860cc engine and was raced by Frimodt in Sweden in 2006 and 2007. Frimodt sold it to another Dane who sold it to Dr Sami Hamid (Vienna, Austria) in 2010. It was restored for him by Marcel Biehl of Biehl Racing (Moenchengladbach, Germany) to proper F3 specification. It was sold to John Albiston (Elgin, Scotland) in 2018, who modified it to Formula Atlantic specification and used to win the Scottish Historic Hillclimb and Sprint Championship in 2019 and 2020. 
I am happy to collect interested parties from Inverness airport or railway station or Aberdeen.

I can also arrange free UK delivery.


Keyword Search Terms:

Formula Atlantic, Brabham, Ulf Svensson


Item Location: Elgin, Scotland
Seller: John Albiston
Joined June 2015
  John Albiston
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Country: United Kingdom
City: Elgin
Phone: +44 1343 890233
Condition Used
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £45,000
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Added: 12/07/2023
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