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The Cooper T56
represented the second series of Formula Junior
Formula Junior is an open wheel formula racing class first adopted in October 1958 by the CSI . The class was intended to provide an entry level class where you could use inexpensive mechanical components from ordinary automobiles...
cars offered by the Cooper Car Company
The Cooper Car Company was founded in 1946 by Charles Cooper and his son John Cooper. Together with John's boyhood friend, Eric Brandon, they began by building racing cars in Charles' small garage in Surbiton, Surrey, England in 1946...
. Although officially a 1961 model, the first T56 raced in 1960. In addition to the factory constructed cars, a number of kits were sold.
The T56 was replaced by the T59, the third edition of the Cooper Formula Junior offered in 1962.