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1966 Pearce-Ferrari 250 GTO

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#51 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:33

According to Doug's Cooper bible it was a Type 73, chassis FI-2-64.


ETA: See also this page on ORC:



Edited by Tim Murray, 30 January 2014 - 12:57.


#52 arttidesco

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:37

Thanks Tim :up:

#53 Stephen W

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:54

Cooper-Martin? They were certainly known and regarded as the Pearce-Martins...if they really used F2 Cooper frames this was covered up pretty thoroughly at the time, though the additional fuel tankage required for Formula 1 would certainly have made the finished assembly that much more bulky. I remember them testing at Brands Hatch when I was working there on 'Motor Racing' magazine. From the outset they looked like also-rans, and were regarded as such. No more, but no less.



The phrase I heard used was "starting money specials". Certainly the Cooper-Ferrari could have been a reasonable car in both 1966 and 1967 with some more development but I guess money was a problem. Looking at the results it could have scored points in several GPs if the suspension problem could have been overcome. The choice of engine meant it was reliable and I suspect it could have been on a par with the T81 Coopers.