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Classic #F1 Car for sale – 1959 Cooper T51 – Bruce McLaren Winning Car

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From the listing:

F2-23-59 started life in 1959 as a “works” car for the Cooper Grand Prix team. The car was used by Bruce McLaren throughout the year. The Cooper team won the World Constructors championship and McLaren in his first full season took his maiden Grand Prix victory at Sebring in the US Grand Prix.

Bruce McLaren was at age 22 years 80 days, became the youngest ever GP winner up to that time.

This car model has some interesting history, From wikipedia

The Cooper T51 was a Formula One and Formula Two racing car designed and built by the Cooper Car Company for the 1959 Formula One season. The T51 earned a significant place in motor racing history when Jack Brabham drove the car to become the first driver to win the championship with a rear-engined car, in 1959. The T51 was raced in several configurations by various entrants until 1963 and in all no less than 38 drivers were entered to drive T51s in Grand Prix races.

Currently listed at http://www.taylorandcrawley.com/current-stock/Race-Cars/Cooper-T51

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