Formula 1 memorabilia collectors and fans will soon be able to bid on iconic memorabilia from the personal collection of 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell through a special online auction.
RM Sotheby’s reports that “The Mansell Legacy Collection is a unique and unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a vast array of items that constitute the 1992 Formula 1 World Champion’s personal memorabilia collection.
“For many years housed in his museum on the island of Jersey, the collection is being offered direct from Nigel Mansell’s long-term ownership and represents items that span his entire racing career.
“The collection includes some of the most important items of his career, including all the significant trophies won during his time spent racing in Formula One and IndyCar, including his 1992 and 1993 championship years in both those series.
“The collection also includes numerous race-worn helmets, race suits, boots, gloves, paddock and promotional clothing, podium caps, steering wheels, and even motorcycles. In total, there are 330 lots on offer, and all items are offered without reserve.
“For any Nigel Mansell fan or any Formula One enthusiast, the Legacy Collection is the opportunity to acquire items of immense historical significance, none of which have ever been offered to market,” concluded the blurb promoting the Collection. The auction by RM Sotheby’s is from 4-11 October 2023.
Nigel: The collection is hugely personal to me
Of the items for sale, Mansell said: “The collection is hugely personal to me. It represents the entirety of my career and is the vast majority of the items of clothing I have worn during my racing career; the helmets, suits and all the trophies I have won during more than 30 years of topflight motorsport.
“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. This is one of the most intensely personal collections of motorsport items that have been offered to the market,” explained Mansell, who is reportedly worth $90-million.