1968 Cooper BRM

Ex Works/Brian Redman/Lucien Bianchi

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Espace Fontvielle
Monaco
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Chassis Number: F1- 1 – 68
Engine number: 101-011
At the end of the 1950s Cooper had kickstarted a revolution with their mid-engined racers. They exploited the advantage perfectly by scoring back-to-back world championships with Jack Brabham in 1959 and 1960. Soon after the competition had caught on, Cooper gradually started to lose ground to the likes of Lotus, BRM and Ferrari. Things did not get any easier with the high-tech 1.5 litre regulations in the first half of the 1960s. When they were replaced with new 3 litre regulations for 1966, all teams were forced to start from scratch, giving Cooper their best chance in years.
Sadly most of the momentum was lost with the untimely death of Charles Cooper and the sale of the team to Chipstead. Like all the other independent teams, Cooper’s biggest concern was
to find a suitable engine for the new season.
Both BRM and Climax were busy with elaborate