A helmet used by the legendary Ayrton Senna, as well as one of his racing suits, went up for auction in the Race Retro Sale that took place during this past weekend’s annual Silverstone Auction in the UK.
At the close of bidding, the helmet was sold for a staggering $114,000, almost double initial estimates.
An incredible amount for the extremely rare collector item.
The particular helmet sold was Senna's full-face Shoei worn during his world title-winning days at McLaren back in 1991.
It featured the signature of the late racing driver, only increasing its rarity even further.
Fans of the three-times F1 champ who missed out on the helmet and suit shouldn’t be too disappointed. Given the results of the auction, it is expected that more Senna items will surface on the market, but each item is becoming more and more rare. Collectors are known to hold on to their Senna memorabilia.
Stay tuned, ARMORI STEELE has a few extremely rare Senna items going up for sale soon.