Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1963, Cooper, Joakim Bonnier, Spark

1963 Cooper T60 Bonnier

The T60 was the third Cooper’s model built according to 1.5-Litre Formula 1 regulations introduced in 1961. T60 was constructed in 1962 and like its predecessors T58 was powered by Coventry Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 engine with twin overhead camshafts. The chassis was based on conventional tubular frame covered with aluminium panels, which did not have enough cross braces to be considered a full spaceframe. Suspension was by double wishbones all-round, lacking the parallel radius arms found on the rear suspension of most of the competitors. The V8 engine was mated to Cooper’s own six speed gearbox. In 1962 Bruce McLaren in works T60  took the victory at Monaco which remained the only victory for Cooper in the five years Formula 1 was run under the 1.5 litre regulations. In 1963 Cooper works team switched to new model, T66, while T60 was at the disposal of private teams such as R.RC. Walker Racing Team and Scuderia Centro Sud. Rob Walker’s driver that season was Swede Joakim Bonnier who moved to Rob’s team after two seasons with Porsche. Bonnier drove T60 in first four races of the season with the best finish in 5th place in Belgian GP. In the second half of the 1963 season Walker entered T66, and Bonnier managed frequently to place it in the top six but not higher than 5th position.

1963F1WCBelgian GP
Driver No.Entrant
Joakim Bonnier12R.R.C. Walker racing Team
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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