1958 Cooper T45

2-Litre

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1958
  • Automobiltyp 
    Sonstige
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Navy
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 4th December 2008

Following its motor racing debut in the 500cc single seater category in 1947, it was clear that the Cooper marque would be a force with which to reckon. Like most of the other motorcycle-engined machines, the Cooper 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-engine revolution in Grand Prix racing with every other constructor - including a famous Italian marque, despite Enzo Ferrari insisting to John Cooper that no racing car of his would ever be rear-engined - followin