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WANTED Stirling Moss road tests Austin A40 Somerset ?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:51 pm    Post subject: WANTED Stirling Moss road tests Austin A40 Somerset ? Reply with quote

I sadly learned today that Stirling Moss has passed away a couple of days ago. Even though I grew up with Ayrton Senna and learned about him only later, he is one of my all time favorites nowadays!

This leads me to my question: there is an Austin Ad claiming Stirling tested an A40 Somerset at Silverstone and on the road. This report should have been published in "Sunday Express" no date or so is given in the ad. Does anyone here have a copy? Or has detective skills to have an idea how to find it?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a time I signed up to an online newspaper archive. Whether their records cover the paper and era you mention I'm not sure, but it'd be worth dropping them a line. I used it to research the former owner of big Dodge, and where we live, and it turned up information on both.

I think it was this one:

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pardon me asking, but what year might that have been? i have lots of 50's Autocars here which might have a road test in, although it won't be Stirling's of course.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 4:52 pm    Post subject: WANTED Stirling Moss road tests Austin A40 Somerset ? Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback, the newspaper archive was quite interesting, but they don't have Sundey Express.
Here's a link to the ad I was refering to:



I'd say this should be 1952.
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