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#51 Allen Brown

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:01

Lots of secrecy around the ownership of this car since the early 1990s.  It was acquired from a well-known English racer/restorer by Cronenberg in 1992, and I think it remained with him until 2002, when it was sold to an American.  It was then sold by Bonhams to a Swiss owner in 2009.  I understand that people have reasons for keeping these things quiet, but it really does make it hard to establish provenance.  



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#52 cooper997

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 07:05

For the sake of a little more reference to this Cooper - August 2009 Bonhams Quail Lodge offering..

https://www.bonhams..../17327/lot/239/

 

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#53 cooper997

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:43

There was obviously some interest in the Cooper. From the Bonhams website... Sold for £ 244,375 (AU$ 442,323) inc. premium

 

Where will it turn up next.

 

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#54 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 22:32

The car was owned by an enthusiast who simply preferred to remain anonymous. Its auction entry in support of Jackie Stewart's highly relevant and admirable charity - Race Against Dementia - generated that £244,375 of funding.  JYS was surprised, and thrilled to bits...  The donor still prefers to remain anonymous.  I think his generosity deserves acknowledgment rather than inquiry...

 

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#55 Allen Brown

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Posted Yesterday, 11:12

I can acknowledge his tremendous generosity and still strive to find out his identity.  They are not mutually exclusive.  I will not disclose his identity publicly if he doesn't wish me to, but a complete provenance is important to a car.



#56 Doug Nye

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Posted Yesterday, 13:18

I am confident that in the fullness of time we can complete that provenance for you...  

 

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#57 Allen Brown

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Posted Yesterday, 13:48

I am confident that in the fullness of time we can complete that provenance for you...  

 

DCN

 

Excellent.  "In the fullness of time" happens to be exactly my target date for this.



#58 Doug Nye

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Posted Yesterday, 18:28

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