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1951 Cooper JAP Mk5 SOLD

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Serial Number: 016
Logbooks: VSCC, HSCC, 500MC Papers, FIA Papers
Condition: Very good, highly sorted
Price: £15,000. £11,500. GBP
Location: UK
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The roots of English dominance in formula car design and manufacture can be traced to the 500cc Motor Club and the rebirth of post-war motor racing. The mid-engined Coopers were dominant in the formula and this example carries on the tradition. The object of a complete restoration over 5 years which was completed in 1995 the car has distinguished itself since. In the course of the restoration it was completely stripped down, the chassis beadblasted, welded, and stove enamelled. New 18G alloy bodywork and tanks were made and a rollover bar built in. New wishbones were made and the springs reset and treated with chemi-black and new adjustable gas shocks fitted. The original wheels were fitted with new Dunlop racing tyres in 1995. The engine is an ex long track JAP. The gearbox is AMC-Norton with Commando ratios. The car has been successfully raced since restoration. It can be seen on the front row at Mallory on page 15 of the September 96 edition of Classic and Sportscar, car number 10.


The early history is unknown but the car was first registered with the 500 Owners Association as no. 016 in 1970 when it was 3rd in the hillclimb championship . It passed through several owners until it was bought in Germany in October 1990. Between then and May 1995 it underwent restoration.

Recent Competition History

The car has had many successes (fastest laps and class wins) over the last two years and set fastest lap in practice and the race last time out at Silverstone (October 1996).



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