This car is chassis number CB 5 52 and was delivered new from the Cooper factory to the Frazer-Hartwell Syndicate in 1952. That season the car raced mainly in England at Boreham, Turnberry, Goodwood and Charterhall as well as one appearance in France at Cadours.
In 1953 the car was shipped to Argentina to take part in the first Argentine Grand Prix where it finished 8th in the hands of John Barber. Remaining in South America the car finished 9th in the Buenos Aires Grand Prix with Barber at the wheel. Upon its return to the UK Teddy Schwelm took the car to 12th place at Goodwood. Subsequently both Jeff Sparrowe and George Hartwell campaigned the car in England.
At the end of the 1955 season Jack Brabham exported the car to Australia where it was sold and then entered in the 1957 New Zealand Grand Prix driven by Gavin Quirk but did not start the race. CB 5 52 remained in New Zealand, where it was extensively hill climbed and raced, until the mid-1990s. In 1996 the car was returned to the UK where it has been a regular competitor with the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association ever since. This Cooper
Bristol has exceptional period racing history and is highly eligible for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and the Goodwood Revival meetings.