• Jun 8, 2009
Sir Stirling Moss' carbon fiber elevator – Click above to watch video after the jump

F1 drivers tend to accumulate a great deal of money over the course of their careers, and few have had careers quite as distinguished as Sir Stirling Moss. Over the course of only ten years in professional racing, he competed in about 500 races and won some 200 of them. So what did Sir Stirling do after he retired? He built himself a house that would make James Bond drop his martini.

Situated in the swanky Mayfair neighborhood in London, the Moss residence includes such gizmos as a giant tray that lowers from the ceiling to bring him his dinner in front of the television, a remote-controlled jacuzzi tub, an automated inbox/outbox for his office, and – the piece de resistence – a carbon fiber elevator made especially for him by the Williams F1 team. But in case that's not enough, Moss is in the process of building himself a new high-tech, environmentally-friendly residence in Deerfield Beach, Florida. (Where else? The man's over 80 years old, for crying out loud.) Check out the video footage of Moss Manor in Mayfair after the jump.

[Source: The Independent and Sunday Times via Jalopnik]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Where are the cars?!

      How is this relevant to AutoBlog? This should be on cribs.mtv.com, not on this site.
        • 5 Years Ago
        its cool and its a living automotive legend, what else do you need?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Funny, he only uses it to move heavy stuff, but makes the actual elevator superlight :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      carbon fiber eh? i wonder what's the elevator's 1st-2nd floor time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That was pretty damn awesome; reminds me of the hidden Lamborghini garage:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En1-lEOmcjU
      • 5 Years Ago
      I only hope I'm as cogent and adept at driving @ 80. What a remarkable man.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sir Stirling is 'the man.'
      • 5 Years Ago
      Was it just me or did anyone else see at the end when he's going up the elevator...he caresses the carbon fiber on the way up.....This guy read my mind!