In the 1950’s the Cooper name was synonymous with single seat racing cars with unprecedented success with 500cc cars up to Formula 1. Some of the worlds greatest racing drivers started out in the 500cc formula before graduating to F1.
Jim Russell was one of the most successful drivers in the 500cc Formula 3 category with a hatrick of championships for the Cooper Car Company. His 1956 and 57 championships were won in this very car. Built in 1956 it was campaigned by Russell as the Cooper works car in 1956 and 57 winning an astonishing total of 21 races.
The car has a very well documented history including letters from Jim Russell and an issue of Autosport from 1957 where Jim features on the cover driving the Cooper to victory in the 100 mile race at Silverstone. Today the Cooper is presented in beautiful restored condition, although it has not been driven in some years. The car even retains it’s original Steve Lancefield built Manx Norton “double knocker” engine.
If you are interested in owning one of the most successful Cooper 500’s in history then please contact Daniel for more information. Viewing can be arranged at our premises in East Sussex. £45,000.
We have a large range of old stock FS keys available. FS keys were used on a huge range of classic cars from Austin, Morris, MG, Triumph and more.
Most of them have some surface rust and some flaking of the nickel plating. We always send the best condition keys we have. Let us know what numbers you need and we can check our stock. Click here for our shop.
£2.50 + VAT each.
A rare opportunity to own the one of the longest serving Volvo race cars with genuine period race history. The car was purchased in the United States by it’s original owner John Flannery, a prolific hill climber in Pennsylvania, and was modified and taken to the hills. Included in the sale is a collection of original race programs from events the Volvo took part in dating from 1969-1974. Between these dates the Volvo achieved 5 class records and won the class championship outright in both 1969 and 1970 winning 8 out of 10 events both years. He sold the Volvo in 1992 to another Pennsylvania hill climber Craig Danks. Danks recommissioned the PV and took it back to the hills for another 10 year stint where the car again achieved many class wins.
Fast forward to 2007 and the car was up for sale again. It was imported to the UK and immediately prepared for a new career as a historic touring car. The PV required only a small amount of welding, before we could carry out a very sympathetic paint job. All of the original stickers were retained and carefully masked around. We left the interior as it was to retain the patina that we love so much in a historic racing car. The mechanicals were rebuilt at this time with a new B18 engine to bring the car up to spec. The PV544 has continued its success with class wins at Brands Hatch, an outright win at Snetterton and 3rd overall in the St Mary’s Trophy at the 2008 Goodwood Revival in the hands of Andy Rouse and Shaun Rainford.
This is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on a potential front running car with history. The is available fully prepped with a freshly rebuilt engine. Viewing can be arranged during business hours by contacting Daniel.
Fancy taking on Andy Jordan in your own Austin A40 historic saloon car? Offered for sale is our race proven 1960 Austin A40 race car. This is the best A40 on the market at the moment.
Built from the ground up to the HRDC Speedwell class / St Mary’s Trophy regulations using an excellent road car and developed extensively over a number of seasons. This car has been raced with great success. Most notably a podium finish in the 2006 Goodwood Revival St. Mary’s Trophy with Shaun Rainford and legendary racing driver John Rhodes. The rear axle is fitted with competition half shafts, limited slip differential and a Watt’s linkage. MG Midget disc brakes are fitted up front along with lowered and strengthened wishbone pans, competition springs, modified lever arm dampers, anti-roll bar and Weller wheels. The interior features a full MSA specification roll cage, Corbeau racing seat, OMP plumbed in extinguisher, STACK rev counter and Smiths gauges. The comes with a straight cut, close ratio gearbox a freshly rebuilt Swiftune 1293cc engine on twin SU carburettors.
This is an ideal opportunity to get your hands on a race proven Austin A40, with past Goodwood success. Eligible for the HRDC Touring Greats and Goodwood Revival St. Mary’s Trophy. We would be more than happy to discuss preparation for an additional cost and race support if required.
Goodwood Revival’s St. Mary’s Trophy never fails to entertain and this years running was no different. The 1950’s grid is always eclectic with a varied range of weird and wonderful saloons. Add a handful of BTCC professionals and you have an explosive recipe. For those who wishing to take part selecting the right car is the first step. We currently have two such cars on the market, both of which offer there own unique appeal. The first is a former Goodwood podium Austin A40. The A40’s are known to be a formidable weapon when the setup is right. This car will be available race ready with a freshly rebuilt Swiftune 1293cc engine. The second car we have available is another former Goodwood podium sitter, it is fast and most importantly it is unique and therefore a desirable contender for the top events. The Volvo PV544 has period race history and is the most interesting and formidable Volvo PV544 in the UK. This car will be available race ready with a freshly rebuilt engine. Links to the ads on racecrsdirect.com below.