Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1968, Brabham, Jackie Pretorius, Spark

1968 Brabham BT11 Pretorius

Brabham BT11 designed by Ron Tauranac and built in 1964 by Motor Racing Developments was a typical 1.5-Litre F1 car constructed using steel tubular spaceframe and powered by usual Coventry Climax FWMV 1.5 V8. In 1964 – 1965 it was used by works team and was available for numerous privateers. After introduction of new 3 litre  Formula 1 regulations, many private entrants continued to use BT fitted now with various engines of larger displacement. The 1968 season was last year for BT11 in the World Championship. Two cars driven by Dave Charlton and Jackie Pretorius were entered in the season opening South African Grand Prix. Charlton drove the Scuderia Scribante’s car powered by full 3 litre V8 Repco engine, while Team Pretoria entered BT11 with 2.8 litre Climax FPF L4 for local Jacobus (Jackie) Pretorius. Jackie managed to reach the finish line, but was not classified being too far behind (9 laps) the winner.

1968F1WCSouth African GP
Driver No.Entrant
Jackie Pretorius23Team Pretoria
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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