Stirling Moss Special Edition Jaguars
“Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?” This go-to question, used by the majority of British policemen to ridicule speeding motorists, both during and after Moss’s great career, tells you all you really need to know about the British racing legend. If you really want to find out more about Moss because you’re either A) uninformed, or B) very young: ask your dad. But here are the two essentials to bear in mind: One, Stirling Moss was fast. Very fast. And two, Stirling Moss was good. Very good.
Famed as the greatest ever driver to never win a world championship, Lister Motor Company has announced a limited run of ten special edition handmade Lister Jaguar Knobblys that will feature the exact style and specification as the car Sir Stirling Moss used to win at Silverstone in 1958.
Only the second car in history to be endorsed by the enigmatic racing driver, the Stirling Moss edition Knobbly will also be the only car in the world to feature a body made entirely from lightweight magnesium. This bespoke body is completely unique and will provide the car with an unprecedented capacity for speed due to its super lightweight. The chassis itself will be made by the same jig used for the very first Knobbly at George Lister Engineering in Cambridge, meaning each car will have experienced the same level of meticulous precision that went into Moss’s original.
Each car will be painted in classic racing green and yellow and feature a plaque signed by Moss himself, who will personally hand over each car to its proud new owner. And who knows, perhaps some of Moss’s racing prowess will be passed over to you during this transition a la Michael Jordan’s magic shoes in Like Mike. If you want to find out more about Like Mike because you’re either A) uninformed, or B) very old: ask your kids.
Lucky customers will also be granted the opportunity to alter the design of the car’s interior to their own personal taste, choosing to either have the car kitted out in racing specification or as a fully type-approved road car. Historic racing versions will also come with a full FIA HTP passport, allowing entry into the Stirling Moss Trophy among many other blue riband races throughout the racing calendar.
Father’s day may have already passed; however, with each car priced at Dhs48 million and the first deliveries set for Autumn 2017, it isn’t too late to start saving up now.
Just imagine: the next time you get pulled over and are condescendingly asked “Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?” you will finally be able to look that ruddy faced police officer in the eyes and tell him “Yes, I do”. That is, of course, right before you get sanctioned with a hefty fine for being a smug idiot. Drive safely.