Ayrton Senna Memorabilia Auction Shatters Initial Estimates

Danny Choy
by Danny Choy

Weeks ago, we mentioned Ayrton Senna’s original 1991 Championship season racing suit and racing helmet were placed for auction at the Race Retro Sale of the Silverstone Auction held in the UK.

Initial estimates for the rare racing memorabilia speculated a handsom $66,000 for the helmet and $31,000 for the suit.

Apparently, the figure wasn’t ambitious enough. By auction end, Senna’s helmet sold for $114,000, or nearly double the original estimate. Senna’s suit shattered the estimates as well, as final biding reached $53,000.
According to Race Retro Sale, the helmet and suit originally belonged to former McLaren Formula 1 Team Principal and current McLaren Executive Chairman Ron Dennis. Featuring the signature of the late racing legend as well as documents of authenticity, we aren’t surprised it commanded that final value.

GALLERY: Ayrton Senna Helmet and Racing Suit

[Source: Motor Authority]
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  • Maryann Schisler Maryann Schisler on Feb 01, 2015

    I have a Proof, given to me bye Aryton Senna several years ago when he was in Phoenix for a race. It was the only Formula 1 race ever run in Phoenix ! I do believe he won. I congradulated him and he gave me this Awesome Proof showing him, in helmet, in his Marboro Formula 1 race car ! I have it framed and its been a prized possession for many years. I am thinking of finally selling it. How do I go about finding an honest contact ? He ,himself signed it dated it ,with well wishes !! It is in Perfect condition !!