Sebastian Vettel's F1 helmet sees a record $118,000 at Bonhams

A signed F1 helmet that Sebastian Vettel wore at this year's Nurburgring Grand Prix has sold for charity at Bonhams, setting a new world record in the process.

Sebastian Vettel signed helmet
Vettel won the 2013 Formula One Championship

Vettel wore the helmet as he secured his first home victory. It sold for an outstanding £72,100 ($118,015) on December 9, with profits to benefit spinal cord research charity Wings for Life. It is now the most valuable Formula 1 helmet sold at auction.

The helmet was joined by one worn by Formula 1 champion James Hunt during his world championship-winning year in 1976, which sold for £37,500 ($61,380). A helmet signed and worn by Mark Webber also featured, making £17,500 ($28,644).

Elsewhere in the auction was a 1960 Bentley S2 Continental "Flying Spur" saloon, which sold for £109,020 ($179,294).

Paul Fraser Collectibles has a superb selection of Formula One memorabilia for sale, including Sebastian Vettel signed photographs.  

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