“My prediction is that we’ll be doing more proper track racing in it, and I’ve just bought a 326 which has got a roof, but looks the same inside –and I’m going to use that for the rallies.”
The 328 compares well against other historic cars Patrick has experienced.
“I have a 1960 Alfa which is not as nice to drive, and it’s 23 years newer.
“The Frazer-Nash is much nicer, the steering’s tighter the brakes are better. It’s really ahead of its time.”
BMW had been making successful competition cars prior to WWII, chalking up victories in the Mille Miglia, plus class wins in the Alpine rally, at Le Mans and at the Nürburgring.
After the war, the British Fraser-Nash company struck a deal with BMWs to build cars under licence in right-hand-drive form, which explains the dual branding.
Born in 1929, Moss won 212 of the 529 races he entered across various categories of motorsport.
From 1955 to 1961 in Formula 1, he was championship runner-up four times and finished in third place the other three times.
One of his finest drives was in 1955 when he and navigator Denis Jenkinson, in a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, won the 992 miles (1587km) Mille Miglia in a record 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds — at an average speed of 98 mph (157km/h).