An original Ayrton Senna driver’s helmet could sell for six figures at auction at Bonham’s Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on July 13, thedrive.com reports. The estimated price is between $79,000 and $110,000, the auctioneers say.
The F1 legend is said too have worn the helmet during a practice session at the Paul Ricard Circuit on March 2, 1994, just two months before a tragic crash took his life at the age of 34.
The Bell Vortex type SS Penske 93/94 helmet comes complete with intercom and headphones, a Bell helmet bag, and a signed letter from Pierre Van Ginneken certifying the helmet’s authenticity.
At the RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction earlier this year, Senna’s yellow Lotus Honda racing suit sold for 38,400 euros ($44,767), while his 1993 Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren car sold for $5 million.