This Saturday at Stafford: Barry Sheene’s 1975 Daytona crash helmet (yeah, that one, the smashed up one) is up for auction for £4k.

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How do you fancy owning the most famous crash helmet in the motorcycle universe? Well you can do just that if you bid on Barry Sheene’s 1974 Bell racing helmet – the lid he wore during the 1975 Daytona crash that nearly took his life, arguably the most famous racing motorcycle crash of all time. The lid is going up for auction at the 36th Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show this weekend.

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The helmet is painted in black, red and gold with applied number ‘7’, ‘Bell’ and ‘Anderstorp Racing Club’ logos, decorated with trademark ‘Donald Duck’ emblem and ‘Barry Sheene’ lettering to rear, with tinted visor and chin-guard with Sheene’s trademark cigarette hole, applied SHCA certified sticker number 1372063, race worn with evidence of crash damage to the rear and loss to interior lining.