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My normal modes of communication for this sort of thing are down, and I know someone here would have an answer. I still haven't been able to build a car using my own resin formula or made my own molds, or been able to make tires from rubber trees I planted on the porch, or forged a chassis from brass I mined in the backyard, so I'm still avoiding the forum unfortunately until I can otherwise get my act together as a true bona fide builder good enough to interact on SF instead of being a mere hack assembler of parts.

Anyhow-- is this a cooper or Lotus Formula Junior, please?





Thanks for your help on this!

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It's the same Cooper that Scalextric made in the 60s as a "Cooper-Austin". I did once upon a time know which model it was, possibly a T67?
 

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That tall roll over bar is a latter addition to meet modern safety regs.
If you are modelling the car as raced in period, the roll over bar will be much lower.
 

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FJ's always had roll-over bars, it was in the FJ regs. Perhaps not very good ones, but they were there...

(As indeed I think F1 had from 1961?)
 

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Earlier Coopers mostly didn't have roll over bars. That one is from the period when it was just starting to be a requirement. Back then they were almost always lower than the top of the driver's head and sometimes hidden by the bodywork. Doubtful they gave much protection, but it did get you through scrutineering.
 

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Thanks- I had half a hunch it could be a T67, and squinting at the logo left me also thinking something wasn't right.

Also the stripes, but some vintage guy could've just painted his Lotus that way for kicks.

As for the roll bar- I took the pics at Hershey last Saturday- and some of the cars do have modern safety amenities, others do not. The highly original Yeoman Credit T51 did not.

But thanks again! If need be I can be reached through Ecuure Martini- I see him now and again at the races- or at IHSR's board.
 
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