1951 Cooper MG Barchetta news, pictures, and information
This 1951 Cooper Barchetta was given a highly modified MG engine and given the British road registration 'Joy 500.' The body was copied from Touring's coachwork on the Ferrari 166 chassis.
When the car was completed, it was sold to Cliff Davis who then began a very extensive racing career with the car. Between 1952 and 1953, the car earned 23 1st place finishes, 24 2nd places, 3 3rd places and 3 4th places.
'Joy 500' is regarded as the most successful British race car ever built.
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