Auction News: Ayrton Senna’s Helmet and Race Suit

Silverstone Auctions’ upcoming Race Retro sale will present collectors with an incredibly rare opportunity to own a pair of artifacts from the Formula One legend Ayrton Senna.

Adorned with Senna’s iconic yellow, green, blue and white livery and appropriate sponsorship, the helmet was used by Senna during the1991 season with McLaren. Seriously desirable and seriously rare, it features an appropriately serious price tag. It is expected to fetch betwen £42,000 and £50,000 (Around $66,000 -$78,000).

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 personalized with the Brazilian flag and ‘Ayrton Senna’ across the belt. The suit is expected to fetch £22,000 – £30,000 ($35,000 - $47,000).

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.

Source: Silverstone Auctions