Austin A40 Farina Mk1 ‘Zoe', 1959 Monte Carlo Rally, Ladies Prize, Pat Moss & Ann Wisdom
Product Code: VA11200
Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom gave the A40 its international rallying debut on the 1959 Monte Carlo Rally and Pat christened the car, XOE 778, ‘Zoe’. Their only major problem was when the Weber carburettor’s manifold fractured near Chalons; Ann got out to look, and initially had some difficulty convincing Pat that the carburettor had fallen off. They were able to push ‘Zoe’ to a garage whose English proprietress woke her mechanic to weld the aluminium-alloy casting. The repair held and, as well as winning ‘The Ladies Prize’, the pair finished tenth overall, second in class, and won the ‘Concours’ RAC Challenge Trophy.
Pat Moss often gave her cars names, the two other A40s were known as 'Zokky' and 'Alf', whilst she also rallied a Morris Minor called 'Granny'. 'Zoe' has been restored to her former glory and is often seen at classic car events in the care of her enthusiastic owner Adrian Boyd.
- Scale: 1:43
- Era: Classic
- Limited Edition Size: 1,500
- Age Suitability: 14+
A detailed die-cast scale model for the adult collector. Not suitable for children under 14 years.