1959 Cooper Monaco
We are delighted to offer this genuine, factory built Cooper T49 "Monaco" for sale.Introduced in 1959, the Cooper T49 Monaco with its 2-litre Coventry-Climax engine soon found favour with drivers both in the international and club racing scenes. A total of eight factory built cars were constructed with at least six other cars built up independently using un-numbered factory supplied chassis and component kits.CM/6/59 was the sixth of the eight factory built cars and was delivered new to American car dealer Harry Blanchard of Connecticut. After a succesfull racing career in the USA until 1980 (see the History section below), the car was bought and imported into the UK by Stirling Moss.Stirling sold the car as a restoration project the following year to David Watson who commissioned Hall & Fowler to carry out a full restoration of the car. The restoration was overseen and invoiced through Stirling Moss Ltd. despite having sold the car, Stirling tested the car at Silverstone and raced it at the curtain opener for the 1983 Monaco GP.CM/6/59 spent another 20 years in USA where it was vintage raced until it came back to Europe in 2000 where it has remained and raced until today.This genuine Cooper Monaco is in outstanding condition and is 100% race-ready. It has been fully sorted, always meticulously prepared proven to be a competitive entry in all races it has participated in such as Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival, Stirling Moss Trophy, Donington Historics, etc..CM/6/59 benefits from a current, 2015 FIA HTP and comes with a fresh, spare gearbox and other good spares.This is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine, "no stories" factory built Cooper T49 "Monaco" with excellent history and documentation in fully sorted, race-ready condition ! ... For more information please visit www.rmd.be.