1964 Moss Monaco
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Moss was a British car brand, that was used 1981-2000 of six different car manufacturers to market cars kit.
In 1985, a fire destroyed the factory. Cowperthwaite then founded the new company Moss Sportscars in Handsworth near Sheffield and JC Autopatters in Sheffield the same year. CSA Character Cars from Radstock near Bath in Somerset 1987, Hampshire Classics from Basingstokein Hampshire in 1987 and most recently Moss Cars (Bath) from Bath also in 1987 continued production. In 2000, production ended according to two sources. However, Moss Cars (Bath) was dissolved already on 6 May 1997th in total, about 1310 copies were made.
The history of the cigar-shaped car is rich in emotions. Made in honour to Sir Stirling Moss, one of the greatest drivers of English automobile history and winner of several Grand Prix including the Grand Prix of Monaco, it has been delivered in its “economic” way – in spare parts! The purchaser received a cardboard box and a chassis. The vehicle, sold fully assembled, has kept all of its old manufacturing standards. In total, only 47 pieces have been born: a factory fire in the 1980s has stopped all further production.