Own a part of Car & Classic.Investment opportunity now open. Capital at Risk. Find out more ×
Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.


Automobiles Vanderveken Bruxelles - ccts1518 Login
Website Contact Links
Automobiles Vanderveken BruxellesAutomobiles Vanderveken Bruxelles
Anc. Ets Vanderveken SA 15-17 Chaussée de Roodebeek 1200 Bruxelles Belgium

tel: + 32 (0)2 770 72 92     
web: http://www.vdvgrant.be/
LIVE adverts (47)

Cooper T51 F2 (1959) For Sale

Chassis number FII/28/59 was entered into the Cooper Car Company records as 1959 Model 1500cc Mk1V Formula II sold in October 1959 to SA Power Tool and Equipment Co. fitted with a FPF Coventry Climax engine. Although the record shows shipment to South Africa the SA Power Tool and Equipment Company was based in Rhodesia owned by John Guthrie. The car was raced under the Ecurie Rhodes banner in the 1961 and 1962 South African Grand Prix. By '61 the 1500cc GP era had begun and the car was fitted with a 1500cc Alfa Romeo engine to comply. 1962 was the end of international comeptition for the Guthrie T51.

In 1987 FII/28/59 was repatriated to the UK and sold through Roger Sweet to Rod Jolley who together with Sid Hoole restored it to pre'61 Grand Prix form fitted with a Climax 2litre engine. Rob drove the car with great success until 1996 when it was sold to the next owner France who continued to race it in HGPCA events until an accident sidelined the car in 2004. Repaired by previous custodian and Cooper expert Rod Jolley the car is beautifully presented both mechanically and cosmetically. Ready to race having been recently recomissioned by Hi-Tech Motorsport Ltd this represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a piece of motor racing history that is eligible for top historic Grand Prix events.
Ad Type For Sale
Category FIA Race Cars
Make Cooper
Model T51
Year 1959
Country Belgium
Region International
Telephone + 32 (0)2 770 72 92
Status Trade
Date 07-Dec-2018
Ref C930697

Similar Adverts
1956 Rare Bob-Tail Cooper-Climax with amazing provenance

Originally owned by Lance Reventlow, once described as, “..the richest baby in the world.” Reventlow was the son of Barbara Hutton (who at one time was married to Cary Grant) and heir to the Woolworth fortune. He was able to indulge his pleasures and enjoyed racing cars (even setting up the famous .....

  • £
  • 13-Feb-2019
  • Australia
  • Trade
1960 Cooper T51, F1/F2, Climax twin cam, ERSA gearbox

The Cooper T51 was the first rear engined F1 racing car to win the F1 world constructors championship in 1959. It also gave Jack Brabham his first World Drivers Championship, thus earning itself a significant place in motor racing history. This T51 is the 1.5 ltr Coventry Climax version that raced mainly .....

  • £
  • 03-Jan-2019
  • Luxembourg
  • Private
1960 cooper monaco ecurie ecosse

This Cooper Monaco sports-racing prototype that David Murray's Ecurie Ecosse organization entered and ran in the 1960 Le Mans 24-Hour race was their first rear-engined car. While only two coil-spring (as opposed to the earlier transverse leafspring) rear-suspended Type 57 'Mark II' Monaco models were .....

  • £
  • 04-Feb-2019
  • Germany
  • Private
1958 The Ex-Rob Walker Racing Team/Maurice Trintignant

Chassis number: F2-9-58 Here we are proud to offer a truly historic British built Grand Prix car which not only won the most prized race on the Formula 1 calendar - the Monaco Grand Prix - but which was also owned and entered by the most famous motor racing private entrant, the legendary Rob Walker. .....

  • £
  • 11-Feb-2019
  • Suffolk
  • Trade
1966 Fully restored works Cooper T83

Cooper T83, 1966 F3. Cooper only made seven T83’s, and as far as the Cooper Club know only two survive. One in a collection in Switzerland and this one. The Cooper Club know the full history of this car since it was built, and have confirmed that it’s chassis number 1 (original chassis .....

  • £50000
  • 25-Dec-2018
  • Luxembourg
  • Private