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1953 Cooper Bristol Mk II Type T23 GP Formula 2/Formule Libre Exclusive SOLD

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Serial Number: CB/8/53
Logbooks: FIA
Condition: excellent
Price:
£130,000 GBP £95,000 GBP "approx $140,000 USD"
Location: England
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Description

Restored 1983 by R Macpherson, reconstruction and complete restoration to original T23 specification.

History

1953 Charterhall 2500cc Sports Car Race Walton 1st
1953 Charterhall Formule Libre/Unlimited Sports Car Walton 4th
27/6/53 Bo’ness Hill Climb 880 yds Scottish Sporting Car Club Walton 1st in 2-litre sports u/s class 37.80 secs Note 1
25/7/53 Snetterton Formula 2 race J Walton (DNA)
1/8/53 Davidstow Event 5 Sportscars Unlimited Capacity Heat 2 10 Laps Walton 1st 77.37 mph Fastest lap Walton 79.59 mph
1/8/53 Davidstow Event 8 Sportscars Unlimited Capacity Final 20 Laps Walton 1st 79.47 mph Fastest lap Walton 80.72 mph
3/8/53 Thruxton Formula 2 race Bristol Motorcycle & Light Car Club Walton 3rd
15/8/53 Charterhall Formula 2 race J Walton 8th
1953 Silverstone NSCC meeting Walton (?result) (3 photos)
12/9/53 Curragh Flying ¼ mile in-race Irish Motor Racing ClubWakefield Trophy Walton fastest Cooper-Bristol 126.8 mph, Walton fastest race lap for Cooper-Bristols 3m:37s
3/10/53 Castle Combe 4th Race National Meeting Walton race no.54 Event 3 Sports Cars over 1,500cc 10 laps Walton result?
3/10/53 Castle Combe Event 4 Formula 2 race up to 2,000cc 20 laps Walton result?
3/10/53 Castle Combe Event 6 Formule Libre 15 laps Walton result?
7/6/54 Davidstow Event 2 Sportscars Unlimited Capacity Heat 1 10 Laps Walton 1st 71.61 mph Fastest lap Walton 72.29 mph (final cancelled because of bridge collapse)
7/6/54 Davidstow Event 8 Formula 1 Racing Cars 2.5 litres unsupercharged 20 laps Walton 2nd
2/8/54 Davidstow Bank Holiday Meeting Walton race no 30 Race 1 Sports cars up to 2,500cc 20 laps Walton 1st 71.58 mph Fastest lap Walton 1"29.6’ 74.23 mph
2/8/54 Davidstow Race 3 Sportscars Unlimited Heat 2 10 Laps Fastest lap Walton 1"27.2’ 76.27 mph
2/8/54 Davidstow Race 5 30 laps Scratch race Formula 1 & 2 cars Walton result?
2/8/54 Davidstow Race 8 20 laps Handicap race Formule Libre Walton result?
28/8/54 Curragh ¼ mile J Walton 6th fastest practice 132.2 mph (DNS)
14/8/54 Silverstone Notts SCC Meeting Walton (NP) Note 2
2/4/55 Oulton Park Heat 2 17th International British Empire Trophy Walton (DNF) Note 1
June 1962 Oulton Park B J Hough (?result) (photo)

Sources: The Motor Year Books 1955 & 1954 edited by Pomeroy/Walkerley The Racing Coopers by Arthur Owen P.93 Specialist British Sports/Racing Cars of the 50s & 60s by Anthony Pritchard pp59-60 (Note 2 photo p.59) Cooper Cars by Doug Nye pp.100-102 (Note 1 photos p.101) Cooper Cars Official Yearbook 1953 p.40-43 Formula III Yearbook 1953-54 p.86 History of Davidstow by Peter Tutthill (Photos on pp 41,43 (2)) Ferret Fotographs (Ted Walker)

Recent Competition History

Cooper-Bristol CB/8/53 last 2-year race record is as follows:
1999

10.10.99 Imola pre-61GP race Race 1 Pos 20, Race 2 Pos 23 18.9.99 Goodwood Woodcote Cup Pos 16 2:02.5 7.8.99 Silverstone Bentley Drivers Club Formule Libre Pos 27 1:35.4 1.8.99 Coys Silverstone GP circuit Maserati UK Race for pre-61 GP cars DNF (overheat) 31.7.99 Coys Silverstone GP circuit Maserati UK Race for pre-61 GP cars Pos 28 2:23.7 18.7.99 Mallory Park Bob Gerard Memorial Race Pos 17 1:00.2 16.5.99 Spa Royal Motor Union Classic HGPCA Race 2 Pos 20 3:13.1 15.5.99 Spa Royal Motor Union Classic HGPCA Race 1 Pos 24 3:19.4 24.4.99 Silverstone VSCC GP Itala Trophy/Amschel Rothschild Pos 18 1:21.4 4.4.99 Paul Ricard GP Historique de Provence HGPCA Race 2 Pos 25 1:54.5 3.4.99 Paul Ricard GP Historique de Provence HGPCA Race 1 Pos 24 1:55.3 20.2.99 Silverstone Pomeroy Trophy Pos 19 Total marks 379.75

2000

16.9.00 Goodwood Goodwood Trophy Pos 12 1:41.077 21.7.00 Coys pre-61 GP DNF (fuel press) 16.7.00 Bob Gerard Mallory Park Pos 13 00:58.61 1.7.00 Brands Hatch Superprix pre-61 GP Pos 13 1:00.77 18.6.00 Shuttleworth & Nuffield Cadwell DNF (oil press) 25.3.00 GP Itala Silverstone Pos 15

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