Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1962, Cooper, Ian Burgess, Villa Model

1962 Cooper T59 Burgess

Cooper T59 was designed as a Formula Junior car for 1962 season. Similar in layout to the T56, the T59 was a little bit narrower and lower than its predecessor.  One of the Cooper clients was Anglo-American Equipe team owned by Louise Bryden-Browne. The team decided to modify FJ Cooper to enter Formula 1 scene. The task was entrusted to Hugh Aiden-Jones, chief mechanic of the team. The car, sometimes referred as Aiden-Cooper featured 1.5-litre Coventry Climax FPF engine and Cooper 5-speed gearbox. Anglo-American Aiden-Cooper was driven by Ian Burgess, who started several non-Championship races, as well as 3 Grand Prix (British, German, and Italian) in 1962. Three years later, in 1965, the Aiden-Cooper powered by Ford 109E 1.5 L4 engine was entered by South African Trevor Blokdyk in his home Grand Prix, but failed to qualify for the race.

1962F1WCGerman GP
Driver No.Entrant
Ian Burgess25Anglo-American Equipe
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Villa Model
Cat. No.QualityRarity
Built kit

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