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.
|Ian Burgess||25||Anglo-American Equipe|