Stirling's wheels for sale

| 20 Jun 2011

Fans of Stirling Moss' have the chance to get the keys to a set of wheels previously owned by the legendary race driver at this year's Silverstone Classic. New player Silverstone Auctions has consigned a Piaggio Vespa scooter previously owned by Moss, who recently shook the racing world with his sudden retirement from racing.Moss used the W-plate ET4 Vespa as a paddock bike at race meetings and to commute around his London home. With less than 2000miles on the clock, the iconic scooter is currently on SORN and in a private collection, but comes with a V5 in Moss' name.It's expected to sell for £6 - 8000 at the 23 July Northampton sale.

The sale house will have other F1-related lots on offer too, including former F1 World Champion, the late James Hunt's 1975 Hesketh, which the colourful ace drove to victory at the 1978 Dutch GP at Zandvoort. It's up at a lofty £400 - 475,000 but Silverstone Auctions also has Hunt's 1967 Austin A35 on offer for £10 - 14,000, complete with a period shot of him with the little Austin.

Other unusual consignments include a three-wheel Messerschmitt KR200 Kabrio that's one of just 158 remaining of the 6000 imported into the UK back in the 1950s. Fully restored, it was owned by 1990s by aristocratic playboy Lord Alain Levenfiche and is expected to make £13 - 18,000. 

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