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James Hunt Helmet & Nigel Mansel Gloves Up For Auction

Submitted by on February 3, 2014

James Hunt 1978 Season Bell Helmet

When it comes to artifacts of a racer’s career it’s hard to go past gloves and helmet, two heavily symbolic and personal items of protection. You’ll be able to pick up James Hunt’s helmet and Nigel Mansell’s gloves at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro & Classic Car Sale, and you can check out the details below.

The helmet up for sale was Hunt’s iconic Bell helmet used during the 1978 season. It features his trademark black livery with red blue and yellow stripes along with his sponsorship at the time.

In excellent condition, it’ll run you somewhere in the realm of £18,000 – 25,000.

Nigel Mansell 1990 Racing Gloves

Also up for sale are a pair of signed Nigel Mansell OMP racing gloves, which he wore in qualifying for the 1990 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, when he took pole position.

Signed by Mansell and including a certificate of authenticity, the gloves are expected to fetch a more affordable £1,500 – 2,500.

Hit this link for the full details on Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro & Classic Car Sale.

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