F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss left £20million in his will and told pals 'enjoy a few nights out' after he died
FUN-LOVING motor racing icon Sir Stirling Moss left £20million in his will and told pals: “Enjoy a few nights out.”
The Formula One legend, who died last year aged 90, gave the order among a string of big-hearted legacies to 18 of his nearest and dearest.
The gifts included £1,000 handed to a couple to spend on dinner at Miami, Florida, restaurant Joe’s Stone Crab.
And he dished out his favourite paintings, model cars and even a lucky silver rabbit’s foot to others.
He left the bulk of his fortune to his wife since 1980 Lady Susie, plus daughter Allison and son Elliot.
Probate office figures showed the star, who lived in Mayfair, central London, left £22.08million in his will but this did not include US assets.
The daring racing style of Sir Stirling, who won 16 of 66 F1 races from 1951 to 1961, led speeding motorists when stopped by police to be asked: “Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?”
Sir Stirling died after a long illness last year with Lady Susie at his bedside.
She paid tribute, saying: "It was one lap too many.
"He died as he lived, looking wonderful.
"He simply tired in the end and closed his beautiful eyes and that was that."
List of Sir Sterling’s legacies
- £1,000 to a pal (now dead) for him and his wife “to enjoy a few of our usual nights out” and two trophies
- £10,000 and a Marcel Lebrun painting to his former secretary
- A hand-carved Birdcage Maserati sculpture by artist Dennis Hoyt to a male pal
- A John Brierley model train to another male friend
- £2,000 and his Mercedes Benz boxed edition Silver Arrows, given to him by Mercedes Benz in 1998, to a male pal
- A Talbot model to a male friend
- £1,000 to a married London couple to “enjoy at Joe’s Stone Crab” restaurant in Miami, US
- £1,000 to a female friend
- A Cooper model to a male pal
- £5,000 to a married couple
- Another £5,000 to a US friend
- His silver rabbit’s foot – given to Sir Stirling in 1954 by friends – to his ex-psychotherapist for “giving me more than luck”
- £1,000 to a female friend “to help towards her telephone bills”
- £1,000 to another female friend
- £10,000 to his niece to “put towards buying another horse”
- £5,000 to a married couple as “my thanks for their loyalty”
- A painting of Hyde Park by artist Dexter Brown to “remind her of her many numbered bottles enjoyed after walks through that park”.
- £10,000 to his rally driver sister, Pat, who sadly died in 2008
- £20,000 to his god-daughter
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