A lightweight racing helmet formerly the property of 1958 World Driver's Champion Mike Hawthorn, 1950s

Summary

  • Type 
    Automobilia
  • Lot number 
    181
  • Location

Description

A lightweight racing helmet formerly the property of 1958 World Driver's Champion Mike Hawthorn, 1950s, black lacquer outer, with cork, black leather and black webbing lined shell, black leather chin straps and neck support, padded black leather 'peak', used condition, fitted with Herbert Johnson visor. Formerly the property of Rob Walker until 1968, then owned by Tom Wheatcroft until 1980, when it was gifted to Kevin Wheatcroft for his 21st Birthday. Displayed at the Donington Grand Prix Collection from 1973 until 2005, when the collection obtained another Hawthorn helmet. Sold together with a letter of provenance.
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