Worcestershire's former F1 legend Nigel Mansell selling off memorabilia - The Worcester Observer

Worcestershire's former F1 legend Nigel Mansell selling off memorabilia

Worcester Editorial 13th Sep, 2023   0

FORMER Formula One championship-winning driver Nigel Mansell is auctioning more than 300 items previously housed in his museum.

The online auction is made up of an extensive range of ‘hugely personal’ items relating to the former Worcestershire resident’s racing career.

It includes 32 racing helmets, 78 baseball caps, 50 race suits and more than 200 trophies and awards.

His final F1 win helmet could fetch up to £50,000 and bids for his number plate “5 NM” could reach £60,000.

A bespoke 2020 BMW R18 “II Leone Edition” motorbike could make between £20,000 and £40,000.

More unusual items include opened and unopened magnums of champagne presented at Mr Mansell’s racing wins, as well as a commemorative Japanese crystal dagger.

Now a Jersey resident, Nigel Mansell was born in Upton upon Severn and grew up in Birmingham.

Speaking about the auction, the retired champion said: “The collection is hugely personal to me.

“It is, in short, the material manifestation of the most significant moments of my career and it represents everything that I worked for from my teenage years through to the end of my racing career.”

Mansell closed his museum in St Helier in 2019 to clear space for other business ventures.

All items are being sold online by Sotheby’s, with the auction running between October 4 and 11.



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