Cooper Maserati T81B

The 1967 Formula One season was, in many ways, a season of firsts. Jim Clark won the Dutch Grand Prix racing the Lotus 49—a car he was driving for the first time—in its very first outing. Dan Gurney became the first (and only) American driver to win a grand prix in a car of American construction at the Belgian Grand Prix, Honda became a first-time winner at the Italian Prix and, for the first and, perhaps, only time, every full-time constructor except Ferrari and BRM won a championship race. Coincidentally, it was also the last season before the introduction of aero elements to the sport.

The Cooper T81 was a typical example of its time, with a rear engine, front radiator, inboard front suspension and a monocoque chassis. In fact the car was Cooper’s first monocoque chassis, although by this time such an arrangement had already become standard in Formula One, having been pioneered by the Lotus 25 four years earlier. The T81 made its race debut in the 1966 Syracuse Grand Prix.

But while the shortage of competitive 3.0 litre F1 machinery at the start of 1966 made the T81 popular, there were suggestions that Cooper were overstretching themselves and that as a result the preparation of the cars was suffering. However John Surtees, who had replaced Ginther after walking out on Ferrari, took the car’s first win in the final race of the 1966 season in Mexico, and in turn Surtees’s replacement, Pedro Rodríguez, won the very next race, the 1967 season opener in South Africa. A T81B variant was first raced by Rindt at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix.

In all the T81 (and T81B) was entered a total of 85 times in its 21 race lifespan, achieving 2 wins, 1 pole position, 6 podiums, and 23 points finishes, earning 74 points in total.

My new 1967 Formula One print series features the winning cars and includes (all availability dates are subject to change):

Each illustration will feature a background that includes a graphic adapted from the event poster for the race the car won as well as the respective track profile. Prints may also be purchased without a background. Illustrations are printed on acid-free,  museum quality paper using naturally pigmented inks for exquisite detail clarity and color reproduction. Prints with backgrounds measure 10″ x 24″ or 15″ x 36″ and prints without backgrounds measure 8″ x 24″ and 12″ x 36″ with prices from $185 — $235.

Press runs on the Formula One series prints will be extremely limited—only 25 of each car will be pressed. Because of the extremely limited availability, for the first time, I will be offering  a deposit feature on advanced sales that will allow you to reserve a print, or prints, of your choosing. Deposit amount per/print is $75 with balance(s) on advance sales prints due upon shipment. 

 

 

Priced from $185-$235 — Press run — 25

25 in stock

1967 Formula One Specifications

  • Limited edition fine art print
  • Printed on acid-free, museum quality, giclee paper
  • Each print is numbered and signed
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity
  • Available in two sizes—10" x 24" or 15" x 36" with background, 8" x 24" or 12" x 36" without background
  • Domestic shipping via USPS 2-Day Priority, International shipping via USPS First-Class (please see Shipping and Delivery Policy for more information)
  • Low resolution proofs furnished prior to printing (approval required)
  • Prints ship in 10-14 days (on average) after approval of low resolution proof
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Cooper Maserati T81B limited edition fine art print

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25 in stock

  • If you choose no background your print size will be adjusted to 8" x 24" or 12" x 36" respectively.
  • If you would like minor details changed to reflect the Cooper T81 at a different event during the 1967 F1 season, please tell me about them here.
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Pay a deposit of $75.00 per item

 


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