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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Group of Historic 1950s and Early-1960s Coopers + 1 1960 Scorpion FJ FOR SALE

Here is something that is sure to excite vintage racing fans worldwide - the offering of a single group lot of 1950s/early-1960s single-seat racing cars. The 1960 Scorpion Formula Junior car and a 1961 Cooper T56 Formula Junior, a 1957 Cooper T41 Formula 2, and a 1957 Cooper T43 are offered as one single group lot and for the right price, a Cooper MK IX 500 cc Formula 3 car, perhaps the seminal early junior-level monoposto, is also available.

Here are more specifics on the cars:

1. 1960 Scorpion FJ, fully restored, DKW 1100cc 2-stroke, excellent history -1 of 9 built and 1 of the 6 built with DKW engine.

2. 1961 Cooper T56 FJ with 1100cc BMC engine, 5-speed Jack Knight gearbox, car previously owned by Ivan Glasby in NSW, Australia. 1 of 22 built.

3. 1957 Cooper T41 F2, 1500cc SOHC FWB Climax engine plus original FWA 1100 cc block, car currently under restoration and basically complete except for gearbox. 1 of the 4 examples built in 1957.

4. 1957 Cooper T43 1640cc DOHC FPF Climax engine, ERSA 4-speed gearbox. Car recently restored.
Note: The T43 was designed for both F1 and F2 racing for the 1957 racing season and debuted with a "works" entry at Monaco with Jack Brabham. Most notably, Stirling Moss (later Sir) drove a T43 for Rob Walker to victory at the 1958 Argentine Grand Prix, the first World Drivers' Championship race ever won using a rear-engined car. The T43 soldiered on until the 1960 Italian Grand Prix, and it was replaced by the T45.

5. Cooper Mk 9/IX F3, 500cc engine.

The cars are presently under single ownership and are correct and very well-maintained by a well-known vintage racer and a true enthusiast. Chassis numbers, pricing, and photographs will be made available upon request.

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