Handmade Racemaster helmet as used by Wolfgang von Trips, finished in silver, scuderia shield with leather and silk interior.
Until Michael Schumacher won the World Championship in 1994, von Trips was Germany's most successful grand prix driver. Always quick, he shrugged off the reputation as a crasher he had garnered in his early career when he rejoined Ferrari in 1960. A number of top-six placings that year were followed by a determined assault on the World Championship in 1961.
Two wins and two second places from six races had him bang on target as he arrived at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. However, after taking pole, he made a poor start and, trying to protect his position on the first lap, collided with Jim Clark. His car crashed into the crowd, killing 14 spectators. Von Trips also died, leaving team-mate Phil Hill to clinch a bitter world title.
Polycarbonate base silver helmet, one piece polystyrene lining, fully lined with adjustable chin strap and clip on peak, this helmet is in stock, unique and hand made by Bill Vero of Everaok.
Boxed and shipped worldwide, in stock.