1956 Cooper Bobtail

Type 39 Climax

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1956
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Green
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Germany
Saturday 14 August 2010
Motor Cars at 16:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: N/A Chassis Number: C5/52/56
Following its motor racing debut in the 500cc single seater category in 1947, it was clear that the Cooper marque would be a force to be reckoned with. Like most of the other motorcycle-engined machines, the Cooper 500 was rear-engined due to such a configuration being the most practical by which to link the motor‘s chain drive to the rear wheels. It also enabled the design to be as compact as possible while optimising weight distribution. The recipe worked well and provided Cooper with invaluable experience when the Surbiton, Surrey, based company stepped up to higher formulae. Indeed, it was Cooper that led the rear-engined revolution in Grand Prix racing with every other constructor - including a famous Italian marque, despite Enzo Ferrari once insisting to John Cooper that no racing car of his woul