1957 Cooper T43SOLD
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Body Type
Single seat race car

Engine
1,475cc Coventry Climax 4-cylinder

Transmission
Manual

Features
This Cooper Grand Prix car was ordered new by Englishman C.T. Atkins to campain in the remaining Formula One and Two races of the 1957 season.
The car was entered by Atkins in four races towards the end of the 1957 season.
Just prior to the last race, the car was sold by Atkins to fellow Englishman Alf Francis.

Reference Number 16355

as of 12/7/2007

Overview
Car 1957 Cooper T43
VIN F2-26-57  
Exterior / Interior Color      British Racing Green /      Tan 
Configuration Central Steering 
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Known History

The 1957 Season Race Results are as follows:

4th August 1957

German Grand Prix – driven by Dick Gibson – 22nd on the grid and retired with a broken

suspension.

28th September 1957

Woodcote Cup, Goodwood – entered by Tommy Atkins, driven by Ian Burgess – 9th on

the grid and finished 6th.

5th October 1957

4th Internatinal Gold Cup, Oulton Park- entered by Cooper Car Company as works cardriven

by Ian Burgess - 6th on the grid and finished 4th.*

5th October 1957

IV International Gold Cup – driven by Ron Flockhart – 18th on grid and finished 5th *

(Research in Volume 6 by Paul Sheldon shows car entered twice in the same race and

driven by different drivers for some reason)

In 1958, Francis entered the car in at least eleven known races with the following

driver pairings and races results where known:

7th April 1958

Lavant Cup, Goodwood – driven by Roy Salvadori – 4th on the grid and crashed with led

to retirement.

19th April 1958

B.A.R.C. “200” Aintree – driven by Ian Burgess - 15th on the grid and finished 11th

3rd May 1958

International Trophy, Silverstone – driven by Ian Burgess - 15th on the grid and finished

11th.

8th June 1958

B.R.S.C.C. Formula 2 race, Brands Hatch – 6th on the grid (heat 1) finished 2nd (heat 1 –

3rd on the grid (heat 2) finished 4th (heat 2) – aggregate result 3rd- driver ?

1958

Grand Prix de Paris - no grid and finished 4th – driver?

6th July 1958

Couple Internationale de Vitesse Reims – driven by Ian Burgess – 13th on the grid and

finished 4th.

27th July 1958

Vanwall Trophy, Snetterton – driven by Ian Burgess – second on the grid and finished 1st.

Set fastest lap – 1.43.8 - 93.64 mph.

3rd August 1958

German Grand Prix, Nurburgring - driven by Ian Burgess, entered by High Efficiency

Motors – 8th on the grid, finished 7th winning the Formula 2 class.

4th August 1958

Kent Trophy, Brands Hatch – driven by Ian Burgess – 1st heat 7th on the grid, finished 6th.

2nd heat 6th on the grid, finished 4th.

30th August 1958

Kentish 100 – Ian Burgess driving for Atkins – 1st heat 10th on the grid finished 7th. 2nd

heat started 5th and retired with gearbox problems.

21st September 1958

IV Grosser Preis Von Berlin – no grid position – crashed out.

After the Berlin race, Francis had the car returned to Cooper for repairs. He then

entered the car in at least ten known races for the 1959 Season with the following

driver pairings and races results where known:

30th March 1959

Lavant Cup, Goodwood – Roy Salvadori driving – 3rd on the grid and finished 2nd.

11th April 1959

British Empire Trophy, Oulton Park – driven by Roy Salvadori – 4th on the grid and

finished 6th.

18th April 1959

B.A.R.C. “200” Aintree – driven by Jack Fairman entered by High Efficiency Motors –

19th on the grid and retired with gearbox problems.

2nd May 1959

XI International Trophy – driven by Ian Burgess entered by High Efficiency Motors –

18th on the grid and finished 9th.

18th May 1959

London Trophy, Crystal Palace – driven by Roy Salvadori – 2nd on the grid and finished

1st.

3rd July 1959

Coupe Internationale de Vitesse – driven by Roy Salvadori – retired unplaced.

12th July 1959

Grand Prix de Rouen Les-Essarts – driven by Roy Salvadori – 7th on the grid and retired

with valve problems.

18th July 1959

XIV British GP – driven by Jack Fairman – 15th on the grid and retired with gearbox

problems.

3rd August 1959

John Davy Trophy, Brands Hatch – driven by Roy Salvadori – 3rd on the grid and

finished 2nd.

29th August 1959

Kentish 100 – driven by Roy Salvadori – 9th on the grid and finished 6th.

For the 1960 Season, Francis leased or loaned the car out to a variety of different

drivers and team pairings. For 1960 there are at least eight known races for the with

the following entran / driver pairings and races results where known:

8th April 1960

Grand Prix de Bruxelles – Car no. 34 – entered by Scuderia Colonia – driven by

Wolfgang Seidel – retired with engine problems.

18th April 1960

Grand Prix de Pau – race number 18 – entered by Colonia – driven by Wolfgang Seidel –

retired lap 29 gearbox problems.

15th May 1960

V Prix de Paris – car number 8 – entered by Colonia – driven by Seidel – retired.

5th June 1960

XXX GP de Frontieres – car number 23 – entered by Colonia – driven by Seidel –

finished 6th.

24th July 1960

IX Grosse Preis de Solitude – car number 20 – entered by Colonia – driven by Edgar

Barth – finished 13th.

4th September 1960

Italian GP, Monza – entered by Colonia – driven by Piero Drogo – finished 8th.

2nd October 1960

VI Grand Premio de Modena – car number 32 – entered by “Walever” – driven by Count

Wolfgang Von Trips – did not qualify.

8th October 1960

1st Preis von Tirol – car number 60 – entered by Oster AS Clun – driven by Von Trips –

finished 2nd.

At the end of the 1960 Season, the car was returned to Alf Francis and placed in

long-term storage. The car remained with him until 1985!