The very sad news of the passing of Sir Stirling Moss reached us this afternoon. He was one of motor racing's original and greatest icons. During his racing career, which was brutally cut short by a heavy accident at Goodwood nearly 60 years ago, he undoubtedly was the fastest driver around. Among his many achievements are 16 Grands Prix victories, the legendary record breaking win in the 1955 Mille Miglia with this 300 SLR and three Nürburgring 1000 km wins in a row for Maserati and Aston Martin. Following his career ending accident, he invented himself as the world's most famous racing driver and provided commentary on Formula 1 races, participated in historic race meetings and became an ambassador of all sorts of brands. In these roles, he was a regular guest in paddocks and show fields around the world. We fondly remember him seeing him at tracks around the world in a variety of cars but also leading the way in the annual Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance. He effectively was Mr Goodwood as he drove at the very first race meeting at the track in 1948 and was intrinsically involved with the revival of the circuit by the current Duke of Richmond. Sadly, he had to withdraw from public life a few years ago due to illness and today, he passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years old.
To honour Sir Stirling Moss, we have taken a detailed look at the very Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp/61 that he scored some of his very last period victories in. Racing for his longtime team boss Rob Walker, he scored wins in the 1961 Tourist Trophy at Goodwood and also dominated the end-of-season Bahamas Speed week. Following a complete restoration, chassis 2735GT was brought out at Goodwood in recent years and was demonstrated by Sir Stirling himself at the Revival in 2009 and 2011.

Enjoy the links:

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Comp/61 (2735GT)