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1956 Cooper Bobtail Sports Racing "T39" SOLD

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Serial Number: CS/52/56 (Cooper Register)
Engine Number: FWB/400/8/7054
Condition: Concours
Price:  £120,000 United Kingdom Pounds o.n.o  Currency_Convert
Location: Germany, U.K.

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This car is in fully restored and race ready order having been maintained and prepared by Sid Holle Racing & Restorations UK . Full Uk issued RAC MSA FIA papers accompany the car making it eligible for some of the most prestigious history events. Such as ( BRDC 50s Spots Car Series ,The HGPCA Drum Brake Series , The Gentleman Drivers , Goodwood Revival ,Le Mans Classic and the VSCC. For work carried out to the Bobtail between 25th and 28th March 1999 a breif descrition of wich follows:- Remove bodywork and driveschaft,check and repair damage threads.Refit schaft& checkgear selection.Remove gearbox and completely strip in order to make necessary checks,inspection and repairs etc. Supplied and fitted new 3rd Gear. Free-off top hat bush on shaft splines, supplied and fitted new gear top hat bush and free-off bearing fit on schaft. Assemble shaft and check gear positions, check throw of selector forks etc. clean off welded selector rods, trim gears in order to obtain correct end float etc. Build up selector cover with fork spaces, Complete build of gear box, fill with gear oil and refit to car. Check and road test car to ascertain correct gear operation and make ready for collection. This work has been done by Hoole Racing & Restorations. All the work done on this car has been done by Sid Hoole Racing & Restorations UK. This car is race ready !!! Please contact for futher info !!!


The Bobtail was sold new to Bill Boye in Florida who actively raced and campaigned the car on the east coast of America including it is belived running the car at Sebring. After only two futher owners inFlorida the car came to the UK in the ownership of well known racer Stephen Bulling from whom the current owner purchased it.

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