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Stirling Moss Collection

Post by Jager » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:30 am

Diecast Legends are marketing a Stirling Moss Collection of twelve 1/43 resin models produced by Matrix.
Over the last 24 months, we have been working with Sir Stirling to create the definitive Stirling Moss Racing Car Collection.

We have spent many hours in conversation with Sir Stirling to create a collection of some of the most significant and important cars that he drove during his illustrious career.

Some may disagree with our choices, but Sir Stirling was very much involved in the decision, and we believe that we have selected 12 of his most important cars.
The models are priced at £100 each month, with a car to be released every 2 months over 2 years. The collection will be limited to 500 pieces worldwide and will include the following :

1. Jaguar XK120 - 1st 1950 TT
2. Jaguar MK VII - 1st 1952 Silverstone Touring cars
3. Sunbeam Talbot 90 - 2nd 1952 Monte Carlo Rally
4. Jaguar C-Type - 2nd 1953 Le Mans
5. Mercedes W196 - 1st 1955 British GP
6. Mercedes 300 SLR - 1st 1955 Mille Miglia
7. Maserati 250F - 1st 1956 Monaco GP
8. Vanwall - 1st 1957 British GP
9. Aston Martin DBR1 - 1st 1959 TT
10. Ferrari 250GT - 1st 1960 TT
11. Maserati T61 - 1st 1960 Nurburgring 1000km
12. Porsche RS60 - Retired 1961 Targa Florio.

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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by JSB33 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:41 am

When you have a career such as his, its hard to pick just 12 cars.
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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by LUW » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:11 am

How are Matrix models?
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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:32 am

LUW wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:11 am
How are Matrix models?
Take a look at the Singer Porsche they do . :shock:
I always believed Matrix were top notch until I bought one , and realised they are not as good as I thought they were and at the prices they charge , they should be perfect.
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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by Jager » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:47 am

LUW wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:11 am
How are Matrix models?
Generally pretty good, but I'm not sure they're £100 good.

I assume you're looking at the 1953 Le Mans Jaguar. I would think your better off waiting for Spark to produce the 1953 winner which will be half the price and just as good.
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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by LUW » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:30 am

£100?!? For one? :shock: :shock:
Totally off my league.
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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by reeft1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:55 pm

Always a tough call when your career has been so well covered by model makers already but there are plenty of good versions of a fair few of these out there to choose from.

By the way, in my “who would you have at a dinner party top 10” Sir Stirling would be one of the first on the list.

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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by LM24HRS » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:37 pm

I have one to two Matrix models but they didn't cost me £100 each :o

Might have to reserve judgement on these.
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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by CDM » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:52 pm

Will these models be on general release or via some subscription?

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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by Jager » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:56 am

I'm slowly working my way through the book "All My Races". The book details all of Stirling Moss' races.....all 585 of them ! It's amazing to see all the different machinery he drove, and I wondered how many of them have been made in 1:43.

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Searching eBay for "Stirling Moss 43" gives a list of a couple of hundred models. It seems you can make a pretty good Stirling Moss collection without the expense of the overpriced Matrix models.
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Re: Stirling Moss Collection

Post by LUW » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:46 am

An all round nice guy that drove cool cars and that are not absurdly expensive in 1:43?
A true hero in my book. :D
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