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Sir Stirling Moss meets an old friend


Stirling Moss driving Sprint in 1960s

After 48 years and an intercontinental adventure, VPR 470, the Cooper S Mini Sprint recently restored by Heritage Garage gets to meet one of its famous drivers.

VPR 470 is currently in the UK for a summer vacation with its owner before hopefully returning to California.

  Stirling Moss in Sprint 1960s

Back in the Day - Sir Stirling Moss behind
the wheel of VPR 470 in 1966.

  Stirling Moss in Sprint 2014

Fast Forward - Moss with the same look of contemplation in the same seat 48 years later.

Stirling Moss standing next to Sprint 2014
Sir Stirling Moss at the Shelsey Walsh Hill Climb with old friend VPR 470, Sunday July 20, 2014

It made its debut at the Blyton Park show in May followed by a day in the sun with the Mini Cooper Registry at Beaulieu where both outings brought rave reviews.

Last Sunday at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb had to be the icing on the cake when it was reunited with one of its former drivers, Sir Stirling Moss.

During a previous conversation Moss had instantly remembered the first time he drove the car. Mainly because he had forgotten his helmet that day and the borrowed one was too small to allow the chin strap to fasten.

The old grainy black and white picture from the day (up top) verifies the strap flapping in the breeze as he expertly handles a corner.

He seemed very pleased with its current fresh new look and I'm flattered that he took the time to admire our detailed restoration.

-- Graham Reid

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Heritage Garage
1701 Pomona Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA. 92627





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