The precise cause for the 1992 F1 champion shifting on his personal assortment, beforehand housed in his museum on the island of Jersey, in such a major sale has not been publicly disclosed. All tons have been provided with out reserve.
The most costly lot was the race-worn helmet Mansell used within the 1985 European GP, his first of 31 topflight wins. The hammer fell at £68,400. A helmet from his 1992 title-winning F1 marketing campaign went for £61,200.
9 of the ten prime gross sales have been helmets, together with a lid from his temporary 1995 return with McLaren (£48,000) and two from his Ferrari stint. A Newman-Haas helmet from his 1993 championship-winning CART season offered for £29,400.
Curiously, among the many prime performing tons was the personalised registration plate ‘5 NM’, in deference to his iconic crimson race quantity, which went to its new proprietor for £50,400.
The most costly trophy was his winner’s pot from the 1992 San Marino GP at £28,800. A ‘prancing horse’ sculpture to commemorate his two F1 seasons at Ferrari hit the identical determine.
Mansell’s 1985 European Grand Prix-winning helmet topped the order, promoting for £68,400
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The 1992 British GP first-place trophy made £26,400 and a Sparco race go well with, boots and gloves from the identical season reached £21,600.
Virtually £10,000 was shelled out for a steering wheel from the 1994 McLaren MP4/9, £7,200 for an assortment of 5 F1 wheels and tyres and £6,900 for a letter from former British prime minister John Main.
His 4 Autosport Awards, together with three Drive of the 12 months accolades (1991-93) fetched a mean of £2850.
It’s thought that among the profitable bidders can be collectors who already personal examples of Mansell’s race vehicles and need to purchase the accompanying memorabilia.
Final 12 months, at RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale, Mansell offered three race vehicles from his private assortment.
The 1989 Ferrari 640, which pioneered a semi-automatic paddle shift gearbox, that he guided to victories in Brazil and Hungary fetched £3.1m.
His 1991 British GP-winning Williams FW14, most notable for being the machine by which he gave Ayrton Senna a carry again after the McLaren driver ran out of gas, offered for £3.5m.
The 2005 Reynard 2KI from the short-lived Grand Prix Masters collection achieved a extra modest £49,000.