Lot 19

2021   |   Geared Online | Fall Automobilia

Bell Star XF-GP Twin Window Racing Helmet Worn by Jacky Ickx

From the Collection of a Motorsport Enthusiast

SOLD $26,875

Estimate

$25,000 - $45,000| Without Reserve

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David Brynan

This Bell Star XF-GP Twin Window helmet was worn by famed Belgian racing driver Jacky Ickx. A rare model, the “Twin Window” Bell helmet was developed in the mid-1970s, and this example features its 1975 Snell sticker as well as its SHCA Certified Approved sticker. The consignor believes that Ickx wore this helmet at the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he drove a Porsche 936 to a 2nd place finish for the Martini-sponsored works team. He also wore this helmet during the 1978 Formula One season, during which he participated in four races (Monaco, Belgian, Spanish and Swedish Grand Prix) for Team Tissot Ensign. The helmet presents in good original condition, complete with its visor and 1978-dated RAC approval sticker. Included with the sale is a period Bell Helmets bag, Martini patches, signed photos, and correspondence. This is one of the most distinctive racing helmets of the 1970s, used by one of the era’s star drivers in Formula One competition and at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.