For Sale: Ayrton Senna’s Helmet and Race Suit
Silverstone Auctions’ upcoming Race Retro sale will present automobilia collectors with an incredibly rare opportunity to own a pair of artifacts from the Formula One legend – one of Ayrton Senna’s race-used helmets and racing suits.
Adorned with Senna’s iconic yellow, green, blue and white livery and appropriate sponsorship, the helmet was used by Senna during his 1991 season with McLaren. It comes via Ron Dennis and a private collector and sports an authentication certificate from McLaren.
Seriously desirable and seriously rare, it features an appropriately serious price tag. It is expected to fetch betwen £42,000 and £50,000.
Also up for auction at the Race Retro sale will be one of Senna’s race suits from the same period. It features Senna’s full set of sponsors for the season and is personalised with the Brazilian flag and ‘Ayrton Senna’ across the belt. The suit is expected to fetch £22,000 – £30,000.
The Race Retro Classic Car Sale will be held by Silverstone Auctions on the 25th of February, 2012, at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. The lots will be available for viewing on the 24th.
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