A 1934 S.Lewis crash helmet and goggles, used racing Bugattis,   ((Qty))
Lot 61
A 1934 S.Lewis crash helmet and goggles, used racing Bugattis,
Sold for £ 1,125 (US$ 1,477) inc. premium

Goodwood Revival

8 Sep 2018, 11:00 BST

Chichester, Goodwood

Lot Details
A 1934 S.Lewis crash helmet and goggles, used racing Bugattis,
the cork-lined size 7 helmet with peak, by S.Lewis's of Carburton St, London, with leather neck protector and chinstrap, painted light blue and in race-worn condition, and a leather-cased pair of Luxor race goggles by E.B.Meyrovitz of Bond St, London, both formerly the property of Bugatti Owner's Club member and Prescott Hill Climb driver, Mr Richard Shakespeare, and including an original 1934 S.Lewis invoice stating Mr Shakespeare as the original recipient of the helmet (also with his handwritten name to label on inside of crown), and the goggles, offered together with a Hogg & Sons carton box.
(Qty)

Footnotes

  • Richard W Shakespeare was a member of the Bugatti Owners Club, and proud owner of a Bugatti Type 55. He was also driver of the Club Car, the Ex-King Leopold Type 51 Bugatti, donated to the Club by Ettore Bugatti in 1939, racing it at immediate pre-War club events including 2nd Place in the Class 3 Sports 1,501-3,000cc event at the Prescott Hill Climb 1939. Photocopies of Bugantics and other articles relating to the car and Mr Shakespeare's race accounts are offered with the lot.
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