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- the engines - Four Cylinder - BRM's first GP winner -
at Coys of Kensington BRM 50th. Anniversary
at Silverstone 31/7/1999
|After the complexity of the 1.5litre V16
BRM went to the other extreme with this 2.5litre straight
fout unit. The power unit gave BRM its first win at the
P258 won the 1959 Dutch GP at Zandvoort with Joakim Bonnier at the wheel. The triumph was the BRM's first World Championship win and the only one for their front engined cars.
25 October 2001 at www.doningtoncollection.com
|This picture is of an early five-bearing crankshaft. Some fine photographs of some fine work on a rebuilt four-bearing engine can be viewed on the web site of restorer Ian MacFarlane .|
V1.2 - 12 December 2002.
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