1959 Cooper Monaco

Ex - Sir Stirling Moss, Bib Stillwell, Coil Sprung

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • FIA Papers 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    1
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

William I'Anson Ltd are pleased to offer for sale the significant Ex - Sir Stirling Moss, Bib Stilwell, Coil Sprung 1959 Cooper T49 Monaco.

Commissioned new by Sir Stirling Moss in 1959 where he qualified the car on the front row of the grid for the 1959 British Grand Prix Sports Car Race at Aintree and went on to win at Karlskoga in Sweden and the Roskilde Ring in Denmark.

Recipient of a decorated racing history with Bib Stillwell in Australia.

Surely the ultimate ’50s Sports Racing Car with its coil sprung rear suspension and the desirable 5-Speed gearbox from new, making it significantly more competitive than the standard Monaco.

Beautifully restored back to its 1959 specification by Simon Hadfield Motorsport and driven to a continuous string of victories, including the BRDC ‘50s Sportscar Championship and British Grand Prix support race, by then owner Frank Sytner.

Maintained with no expense spared by Pearsons Engineering throughout its current ownership and accompanied by current FIA papers and an extensive history file, including period photographs from both Moss’ and Stilwell’s ownership, as well as more contemporary historic racing and a comprehensive collection of invoices for work both during Frank Sytner’s ownership and the current owners time.

With new FIA HTPs in the coil sprung, 5 speed format, this is your chance to get onto any of the ‘50s Sportscar grids whether it the Stirling Moss Trophy or prestigious Goodwood Revival.

For more information on the Ex - Sir Stirling Moss, Coil Sprung 1959 Cooper T49 Monaco for sale at William I'Anson Ltd, please enquire or visit our website here: https://williamianson.com/car/stirling-moss-cooper-monaco-for-sale/