Race, Historic
NOV 24th 2022

Ethan Jupp

The Maserati 450S raced by Moss, Fangio, Shelby and Gurney

The 1955 Mille Miglia drive by Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson in the 722-numbered Mercedes 300 SLR, has to be one of the greats in all of motorsport. Of course little needs to be said of Stirling’s prodigious driving but it was the famous and, at the time, innovative ‘loo roll’ notes – the first of their kind – that allowed him to push as hard as he did.

With Mercedes’ exit from motorsport shortly after, following the Le Mans disaster, Sir Stirling went to Maserati, who for 1956 and 1957 provided him with drives for the famous thousand-mile road race. This Maserati 450S, which was present at the 2021 Goodwood Revival as we celebrated the inimitable career of Mr Motorsport, was driven by he and Denis Jenkinson at the final Mille Miglia in 1957, and that’s far from the only star driver in this car’s history.

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