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.