1953 Cooper Zephyr

Built in 1953 on an undrilled (sports cars type) mark 1 Cooper Bristol chassis, by Frederick Bryan Coleman.
Road registered RKT930, with a 2.3 litre 6 cylinder Ford Zephyr engine.
Later owned by Rosemary Seers (who would become secretary of Club Lotus) it was raced around 1955 by her and Chris Steele (who would become a well known Ford engine tuner).
Rosemary Seers did about 20 races at Goodwood in the Cooper, plus Brighton Speed Trials and other sprints & hillclimbs.
1st owner was Frederick Bryan Coleman (17 Nov 53)
2nd owner Rosemary Clifton Seers (14 Jun 55)
3rd owner Barry Neville Birch (17 April 59)
4th owner Alan Richard Gilbert (20 May 61)
5th owner Dorothy May Thompson (9 oct 70)
6th owner Jack Dennis East (22 Jul 71)
7th owner David Philip Martin (1 Jan 73)
8th owner Francis John Tiedeman (Jan 74?)
It was fitted with a Bristol Engine early in 1974
9th owner Alan Baillie
10th owner John Morley


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Brighton Speed Trials

Rosemary Seers drove RKT930 in the Brighton Speed Trials on several occasions. 

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Goodwood Members Meeting

Seen here ahead of Bluebell Gibbs HRG, Rosemary Seers would come second at the 21st Members Meeting in March 1956.

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BARC September Meeting

Rosemary came 9th in her first race with the Cooper, at Goodwood's BARC Members meeting in September 1955.

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2022 Restoration

My uncle has been sorting the aluminium bodywork, while Spencer Longland finishes the mechanics.

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