The 1966 Season
Hailed as the "return to power" the 1966 season saw the start of the new 3 litre formula.
Some teams were more ready than others and as a consequence a wide
variety of engines and chassis were used ranging from Ferrari's new
purpose built 3 litre V12 (312) to modified 65 season engines which
were bored out to 2 litres.
There were also various 4 cylinder Climax engines plus a 2.4 litre V6 (246) Ferrari based on the "Dino" engine.
Anglo American Racers
The Eagle T1G designed by Len Terry for Dan Gurney's "Anglo American
Racers" started the 1966 season powered by a 2.7 litre 4 cylinder
Climax engine with which Gurney had some success, being placed 5th at
the French and Mexican Grand Prix and a 7th at the German Grand Prix.
The Climax engine was always intended as a stop gap because Gurney has
commissioned Harry Weslake to build him a brand new 3 litre V12 engine.
The Weslake V12 eventually arrived late in the season to make an
appearance at Monza and Watkins Glen but reliability issues meant
Gurney running the last race of the season with the sturdy and reliable