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Hi,

I have a number of projects on the go but, whilst trying to finish the 24 had a wild thought somewhat inspired by a Conti Rowland comment viz "if you want a car and you can't do it yourself get someone else to do it'. Now the Cooper T60 has always held interest for me because I like Coopers but also I was a Bruce McLaren fan when I was a teenager and this car won the Monaco GP in 1962.

Consequently, I contacted the old firm at FPF re producing a T60 shell and I sponsored them to do it, but don't tell the wife! The old firm have done a super job, I am very pleased with it and this is what you get for your money. One of the quirks on this car was the use of 13" front wheels according to the Doug Nye book so there are two sizes of wheel inserts.



The master is now with FPF/SMK and Steve has agreed to make them for the general public soon. I hope you are pleased that this body will shortly become commercially available and that Dave Capelin and his merry band get plenty of interest.

Cheers

Dio
 

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Some progress at last on the T60. The RA300 is now drying off so whilst the cats away...



More soon.

Mel

PS These are more of Als luverly wheels. In 1962 Cooper ran 13" fronts and 15" rears (Doug Nye).
 

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This one is a big surprise Mel! Looking very nice so far. I'm glad to see somebody is still flying the scratch building flag. Keep it up.

Graham.
 

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I also carved one a few years ago which has raced in various proxy races and Wolverhampton meetings.


Cooper T60 with my Ferrari 156 and Lotus 24

David
 

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Lovely stuff again Mel, you kept that one quiet! My bill for Steve Francis is going up and up! Nice to see some scratchbuilding on here, rather than repaints, this being the 'Scatch Build' section of the forum and all
 

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Thanks guys, I like to keep something up my sleeve for just when you thought it was safe to look on SF.

Nice 156 David, I'll swap you a T60 for one of those then you'll have a spare.

Cheers

Mel
 

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Very nice Mel.

Since you have the connections... how about getting the fellows there to mold a Cooper T66?



I don't think I've ever seen that model, and I know that I couldn't reverse engineer the 1964 Cooper made by Charlie Fitzpatrick.

Looking forward to more pictures and story as you complete the T60. Thanks for posting!
 

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Hi

Really glad to see this car available and glad that we can get one through Steve! It looks great!

thanks very much!!

all my very best,

Charles
 

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It took a bit of time as the Honda RA300 two Brabhams (possibly a third and fourth) and two weddings got in the way. However, inspired by the tremendous prizes on offer for a certain proxy race (ho ho) the Cooper T60 got finished. Here it is in all its glory.



This is the car from the 1962 South African GP at East London.

Cheers

Mel
 
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