1953 Cooper Mk VII, JAP 1100cc V Twin FOR SALE

1953 Cooper Mk VII, JAP 1100cc V Twin

One of the very rare 'L' long chassis Coopers made specifically for the V Twin JAP 1100cc engine.
Completely original and retains all special and sought after components including the magnesium crankcase JAP V Twin Mk II 1100cc engine (only 23 made), dolls head Norton gearbox with Manx gears, dual BTH KD-1 magneto's and a pair of dual float type 27 Amal carburettors.
The car has appeared at the GoodWood Revival, Chateu Impney Hill Climb, Prescot and Shelsley Walsh.
It is highly eligible for the best events either as period F2 or as a very competitive hill climb car.
This chassis, 'L1/53' was ran by the Cooper works including Sir Stirling Moss in 1953, before being shipped to Racing driver Arthur MacKensie in South Africa.
The car remained in SA with MacKensie where he raced it with good results, race wins, fastest laps and podium finishes against a array of cars including ERS's, Cooper Bristols and even a D type Jaguar, until 1959.
Shortly after this the car was bought by noted US collector Jack Mayes.
The Car remained in the Mayes collection until 2006 when it was sold and eventually returned to the UK as part of a private collection of significant competition cars.
I purchased the car in 2015, upon which time it was restored whilst retaining all of the patina and originality.
It is on the button and in perfect running and race ready condition.
This is without doubt the most original MK VII L chassis Cooper.
Ready for the 2024 season of events.

Located in the Midlands, UK



Marcus Black

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