Snip my pickle and call me Shlomo! The motorsport legend and automotive icon Sir Stirling Moss bought one of the first Aston Martin Cygnets … well, for his wife.
Lady Moss received the green Cygnet as a surprise birthday present from Sir Stirling at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club last night. Aston Martin and Sir Stirling has been planning secretly for this for over six month. He truly loves his wife, doesn’t he!
Sir Stirling Moss said: “My greatest partner in everything that I do, Susie is an amazing person and frankly the best wife a man could have. Since seeing a pre-production Cygnet in January I knew that it was the perfect car for Susie; a proper little piece of British luxury and perfect for our life in town.”
The Cygnet has been hand-crafted at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, taking 150 hours to complete. Specifications for Lady Moss’s car include Sir Stirling’s choice of Aston Martin Racing Green, harking back to the company’s sports cars that Sir Stirling raced in the 1950s, as the paint colour. This iconic exterior has been complemented by a simple and elegant interior hand crafted in Obsidian Black leather with a contrasting coarse silver stitch, forming a typically understated combination.
Si Stirling has a long and glorious history with Aston Martin as a driver of a number of the company’s racing cars including the famous DB3S and DBR1 models with great success. This culminated in being part of the factory team that in 1959 secured the company the World Sportscar Championship following victories in the DBR1 at such prestigious races as the Le Mans 24-hour.