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Sir Stirling Moss: A life behind the wheel
  • Portrait of auto racer Stirling Moss, London, England, circa 1963 (Photo by Ralph Crane/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
  • Stirling Moss, Mercedes W196, Grand Prix of Great Britain, Aintree, England, July 16, 1955. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
  • CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Sir Stirling Moss sitting in his Mercedes before driving up the hill at Goodwood on June 27, 2015 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
  • CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Sir Stirling Moss sitting in his Mercedes before driving up the hill at Goodwood on June 27, 2015 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
  • Sir Stirling Moss’ 1955 Mille Miglia Victory in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722
  • A classic Aston Martin raced by Sir Stirling Moss has become the most expensive British car after it was bought at auction for a whopping £17.5 MILLION.
  • How Sir Stirling Moss dodged goats to win unique 1957 Pescara Grand Prix
  • How Sir Stirling Moss dodged goats to win unique 1957 Pescara Grand Prix
  • A classic Aston Martin raced by Sir Stirling Moss has become the most expensive British car after it was bought at auction for a whopping £17.5 MILLION.
  • The 1956 DBR1 which sold for £17.5 MILLION. See story SWMCLAREN.A classic Aston Martin raced by Sir Stirling Moss yesterday (Sat) became the most expensive British car after it was bought for a staggering £17.5 MILLION. The 1956 DBR1 was built to be raced at Le Mans and has been labelled the "most important" Aston Martin ever produced. It was the headline lot at RM Sotheby's Monterey sale in California and drew a huge crowd when it crossed the auction block on Friday night.
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  • The Maserati 420M Eldorado driven by Stirling Moss at a classic cars trade show in Stuttgart, Germany, 02 March 2017. Around 1550 exhibitors are displaying their most beautiful classic cars between the 02.03.17 and the 05.03.17. Photo: Lino Mirgeler/dpa | usage worldwide (Photo by Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images)
  • UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 29: Stirling Moss, c 1950s. " Stirling Moss (born 1929), English racing driver, won many major races in the 1950s, including the British Grand Prix (1955 and 1957) and the Mille Miglia. Between 1951 and 1961 he won 16 races from 66 starts. Moss retired from competition in 1962 after a crash." (Photo by Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)
  • UNITED KINGDOM : English racing driver Moss in the lead. Stirling Moss (born 1929) won many major races in the 1950s, including the British Grand Prix (1955 and 1957) and the Mille Miglia. Between 1951 and 1961 he won 16 races from 66 starts. Moss retired from competition in 1962 after a crash at Goodwood, Sussex. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
  • Stirling Moss in hospital after a car crash on the A41 road near Newport. September 1959. (Photo Peter Stubbs/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
  • UNITED KINGDOM : Stirling Moss (born 1929) won many major races in the 1950s, including the British Grand Prix (1955 and 1957) and the Mille Miglia. Between 1951 and 1961 he won 16 races from 66 starts. Moss retired from competition in 1962 after a crash at Goodwood, Sussex. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
  • Stirling Moss, BRM P25, Grand Prix of Great Britain, Aintree, England, July 18, 1959. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
  • Stirling Moss, Nürburgring 1000 Kilometres, Nurburgring Nordschleife, 07 June 1959. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
  • (GERMANY OUT) Moss, Stirling *17.09.1929-racing driver, GB- 1959 (Photo by von der Becke/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
  • Jean Behra, Stirling Moss, Ferrari 246, Cooper-Climax T51, Grand Prix of the Netherlands, Circuit Park Zandvoort, 31 May 1959. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
  • Le pilote de course britannique Stirling Moss pendant un répit le 2 août 1959 à Berlin, Allemagne. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
  • Stirling Moss-Jack Brabham's Aston Martin DBR1-300 in the Dunlop Curve just after pits area, Le Mans, France, 22 June 1958. (Photo by: GP Library/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
  • Stirling Moss, Chevrolet Corvette SS , Sebring 12 Hours, Sebring, 23 March 1957. Stirling Moss trying the experimental Zora Duntov designed Chevrolet Corvette SS during practice for the 1957 Sebring 12 Hours. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
  • July 1956: Racing driver Stirling Moss in action during the Silverstone Grand Prix. Original Publication: Picture Post - 8965 - Silverstone Grand Prix - 1956 - unpub. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Getty Images)
  • Stirling Moss, Maserati 250F, Grand Prix of Monaco, Monaco, May 13, 1956. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
  • "British racing driver Stirling Moss sitting at the table with his navigator, British journalist Denis Jenkinson at the Mille Miglia Automobile Race. Italy, April 1956 (Photo by Carlo Bavagnoli\Mondadori via Getty Images)"
  • "British racing driver Stirling Moss shaving with an electric shaver at the Mille Miglia Automobile Race. Italy, April 1956 (Photo by Carlo Bavagnoli\Mondadori via Getty Images)"
  • 17th July 1955: English motor-racing driver Stirling Moss, the winner's laurels around his neck, holds up the Grand Prix Cup after winning the British Grand Prix at the Aintree motor circuit, Liverpool. He is the first British driver to win this race. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
  • Stirling Moss, Johhn Surtees, Grand Prix of Mexico, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 25 October 1964. Stirling Moss interviewing John Surtees after he clinched the1964 World Championship for drivers. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
  • Stirling Moss taking Woodcote Corner during a test which resulted in stirling's decision to quit motor racing for good. He said that his reactions were 'down a little'. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
  • SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 21: Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner speaks to an F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss prior to the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 21, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Vladimir Rys Photography via Getty Images)