Cooper Zephyr


Date: 1953

Model: Sports racing car

Chassis type: ladder frame

Chassis number: FBC1

Engine type: Ford Zephyr 6 cylinder

Engine number: 

Gearbox type: Moss box

Gearbox number:

History:

Built in 1953 on an undrilled (sports cars type) mark 1 Cooper Bristol chassis, by Frederick Bryan Coleman. With a 2.3 litre 6 cylinder Ford Zephyr engine, later owned by Rosemary Seers (who would become secretary of Club Lotus) it was raced around 1955 by her and Chris Steele (who would become a well known engine tuner).

1st owner was Frederick Bryan Coleman (17 Nov 53)
2nd owner Rosemary Clifton Seers (14 Jun 55)
3rd owner Barry Neville Birch (17 April 59)
4th owner Alan Richard Gilbert (20 May 61)
5th owner Dorothy May Thompson (9 oct 70)
6th owner Jack Dennis East (22 Jul 71)
7th owner David Philip Martin (1 Jan 73)
8th owner Francis John Tiedeman (Jan 74?)
It was fitted with a Bristol Engine early in 1974
9th owner Alan Baillie
10th owner John Morley

24 Sept 55       Ladies handicap            Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            9th

17 March 56    Ladies handicap            Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            2nd

14 April 56      Ladies handicap            Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            DNS

                        Handicap                    Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            DNS

7 July 56          Ladies handicap            Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            4th

                        Handicap                    Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            16th

22 Sept 56        Ladies handicap            Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            3rd

10 June 57        Ladies handicap            Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            2nd

22 June 57        Handicap                    Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            6th

31 Aug 57         Handicap                    Goodwood                  Chris Steele               3rd

                          Handicap                    Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            6th

14 Oct 57*         Hillclimb                   Stapleford                   Rosemary Seers            Ladies award

26 April 58         Handicap                    Goodwood                  Christ Steele               2nd

                           Handicap                    Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            2nd

12 July 58           Handicap                    Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            10th

                           Handicap                    Goodwood                  Chris Steele               1st

23 Aug 58           Handicap                    Goodwood                  Chris Steele               2nd

                            Handicap                    Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            RET

12 Sept 58           Speed trials                 Brighton                      Rosemary Seers            3rd Ladies

27 Sept 58*         Handicap                    Goodwood                  Rosemary Seers            DNS

                            Handicap                    Goodwood                  Chris Steele               DNS

11 Sept 59*         Speed trials                 Brighton                      Rosemary Seers            2nd Ladies

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