Stirling Moss Autograph photo and letter
Stirling Moss Autograph photo and letter. Black and white image autographed by Stirling Moss and typed letter also signed.
Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss OBE (born 17 September 1929) is a British former Formula One racing car driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered at different levels of competition. Described as “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship”. In a seven-year span between 1955 and 1961 Moss finished as championship runner-up four times and third the other three.
Moss raced from 1948 to 1962, winning 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix. He would race in as many as 62 races in a single year and drove 84 different makes of car over the course of his racing career. Including Cooper 500, ERA, Lotus, Maserati; Mercedes-Benz. Porsche and Vanwall single-seaters, Aston Martin. Maserati. Ferrari, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz sports cars, and Jaguar saloons. Like many drivers of the time, he competed in many formulae, often on the same day.
He preferred to race British cars, stating; “Better to lose honourably in a British car than win in a foreign one”. At Vanwall, he was helpful in breaking the German/Italian stranglehold on F1 racing (as was Jack Brabham at Cooper). He remained the English driver with the most Formula One victories until 1991; when Nigel Mansell overtook him after competing in more races.
Lister Cars declared the build and sale of the Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss at the Royal Auto Club in London in June 2016. Made to the exact specification of the 1958 model and is the only magnesium-bodied car in the world, and the only car ever endorsed by Stirling Moss.
A lovely piece for any collector and fan.