Two of the coolest names ever are associated with this classic.
Last year, the great Sir Stirling Moss passed away at the age of 90. A legend of motorsports in Britain and around the world, his life was celebrated at the most recent edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Over the years, the great man was associated with all kinds of cars and all kinds of motorsport, but one of his most desirable racers is a 1966 Shelby GT350. This car was for sale back in 2013 and now it's up for grabs again through Barrett-Jackson. It's a car that Sir Stirling campaigned in vintage racing in the 1990s and looks to be in excellent condition.
The car was purchased by Sir Moss in 1992 after having previously raced it at the Monterey Historics. Upgraded to GT350R spec by Chris Liebenberg, it's a real stunner. Under the hood is a 289 cubic inch Ford V8 with 430 horsepower connected to a four-speed manual while the cabin features a pair of period-correct racing seats. The battery has been relocated to the trunk for better weight distribution too, and although Sir Stirling is most famous for his exploits in European cars, he is said to have enjoyed the handling characteristics of the GT350.
In 2007, Moss was invited to the Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, where Carroll Shelby would drive the car onto the main stage to officially christen it as the "Moss Car". Sir Stirling signed the inside of the trunk to mark the occasion, and that inscription remains to this day.
Other cool details include the car's original paint and Number 7 roundels, as well as "Driver Stirling Moss" on each door. The lucky bidder who wins the auction will also receive photo's from Sir Stirling's personal files, photos from the aforementioned Keels & Wheels event, and a video in which Sir Stirling and his wife, Lady Susie, discuss the car. The car is headed to the Houston auction from September 16-18, where it will cross the lot with no reserve. If you're looking for one of the coolest race cars ever, built by the coolest tuner and driven by the coolest racer, this is it.