In the early 1960s, Cooper was having things its own way in Formula 1. It became the first outfit to win a world championship with the engine placed behind the driver, leaving other manufacturers playing catch-up. It didn’t take long: Lotus arrived with the 18, and Cooper had to react by turning its T53 into the T53 'Lowline', its name reflecting the fact it had a smaller body with a reduced frontal area and a more laid-back driving position.
Stirling Moss took his last ever win in this Cooper T53
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