Donald Campbell's 'Bluebird' helmet, 1963-1964, ((8))

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Lot 120
Donald Campbell's 'Bluebird' helmet, 1963-1964,

Sold for £ 3,125 (US$ 4,090) inc. premium
Donald Campbell's 'Bluebird' helmet, 1963-1964,
MSA aviator type, American, with sliding darkened visor, decorated gold with blue wings to front of slider cover, worn, foam interior distressed, with chin strap and communication leads, together with a copy of World Challenge Proteus Bluebird Project 1963 booklet, showing Campbell in this helmet on page 3, a copy of John Pearson; Bluebird and the Dead Lake, and two Phil Edwards Record Models 1:72 models of the two bluebirds on one display base, two frames of photographs, a framed scan of a signed photograph, and a print, Donald Campbell CBE after Duncan Pittaway, limited edition 96/950, framed and glazed.
(8)

Footnotes

  • This helmet, appears in many publicity photographs of Campbell, including those published in the World Challenge Proteus Bluebird Project 1963 booklet. It was used during the launch of the CN7 Bluebird Land Speed Record car. At Lake Eyre, Australia in 1964, there was a military detachment from the Australian Army assigned to help with the record attempt. The officer in charge was Col. Lawrence Campbell (no relation), he and Donald became great friends and this helmet was gifted to him by Donald at the end of the successful record attempt.
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Donald Campbell's 'Bluebird' helmet, 1963-1964, ((8))
Donald Campbell's 'Bluebird' helmet, 1963-1964, ((8))
Donald Campbell's 'Bluebird' helmet, 1963-1964, ((8))
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