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For a vehicle to gain itself the title of ‘most expensive car in the world’, it’s going to have to cost more than a hefty $35 million.
Sir Stirling Moss is one of the most reknowned and respected racing drivers of all time, and he has just bought an Aston Martin Cygnet!
This Toyota iQ based super-mini is the most controversial product ever offered by Aston Martin, and many believe the project will only harm Aston’s credibility than improve its greenhouse footprint.
However, that didn’t seem to effect Sir Moss, who bought the car as a birthday present for his wife, Lady Moss.
She got the surprise gift at her birthday party, which was held at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club on July 11, 2011. Sir Moss had been working with Aston Martin secretly for six months to prepare this special gift, saying “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.”
Sir Moss, who had raced DB3S and DBR1 models for Aston Martin, had the little Cygnet painted in the same color as his old race cars.
The Cygnet is already on sale in Europe, and it should be making its way to North America in the near future.
When it comes to fashion, it’s important to make sure that your bag matches your car (it’s more important than remembering not to wear white after Labour Day). So when racing driver Sir Stirling Moss is out cruising around in his iconic 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB, he’ll be styling with a handbag designed just for his ride.
Ok, so it’s not just for him – it’s for us commoners as well. Now you can carry all of your daily necessities in Caracalla-Bath’s new collection of luggage that complements Moss and this cool car. It’s the latest from the UK line of fine Italian leather goods that is designed to complement some of the world’s greatest cars.
This bag is part of the Commemorative Motorsport Collection that salutes great moments in racing history, and comes adorned with Moss’ racing number. This number was the one that his famous Ferrari was sporting when he won his 7th R.A.C Tourist Trophy at Goodwood.
In the Ferrari Moss No. 7 collection, there’s a driver’s bag (priced at £295), a holdall (priced at £295) and a garment bag. All of the peaces come with Moss’ signature embossed on the white center panel and are made in Tuscany.