Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green/White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion

Espace Fontvielle
Monaco

On View:
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00

Sale:

Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

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 revolutio