1978 Jacky Ickx Signed Race Used Martini Racing Porsche Le Mans/Ensign F1 Bell XF-GP Twin Window Helmet

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1978 Jacky Ickx Signed Race Used Martini Racing Porsche Le Mans/Ensign F1 Bell XF-GP Twin Window Helmet

Collectors are generally as competitive as racing drivers and sportsmen alike. They seem to want to find a way to win by being the collector who finds or owns the best and most rare items available. Well, when it comes to rare and iconic helmets, you need not look any further than this: the Bell XF-GP Twin Window helmet, one of the most recognizable helmet models ever made. Plain and simple, you just never see any in existence, never mind having the opportunity to buy one. Very few drivers used them in the racing, the most memorable being 6-time Le Mans Winner Jacky Ickx. Hall of Fame Collection is proud to offer this helmet worn by the incomparable Jacky Ickx during the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans race and also a handful of F1 races.

Ickx, the multi-talented Belgian racer, began his exceptional racing career on motorcycles and won the European 50cc Championship at the young age of 12. He quickly turned his attention to four-wheel racing, and by the age of 21 Ickx was driving one of Ken Tyrrell’s Formula 2 cars winning the Championship in 1967. Graduating to Formula 1, he took his first Grand Prix victory in 1968 at the French GP driving for Scuderia Ferrari. In 1969, while driving a Brabham, he won both the German and Canadian Grands Prix and finished second to Jackie Stewart in the Drivers’ Championship. In 1970, back in a Ferrari, Ickx would go on to win the Austrian, Canadian and Mexican GP’s, and again was title runner-up, this time behind Jochen Rindt, who won the Drivers’ Championship posthumously after a fatal crash at Monza. By 1978, the Belgian was the main man in Endurance Racing, but was also a great option for F1 teams when needed to be called back into action. This was the case for the Tissot Ensign team and Ickx can be seen wearing this very famous helmet in the three Formula 1 races that season. Ickx would post victories in eight Grands Prix races in total during his F1 career.

He was also very successful in Sports Car and Endurance Racing, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans an incredible six times, earning him the nickname “Monsieur Le Mans”. Ickx also won all the big endurance races including Daytona, Sebring, and Watkins Glen with co-drivers such as Mario Andretti, Derek Bell, and Brian Redman. Ickx would also win the 1979 Can-Am Championship and the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1983. From 1976 on, he was a factory driver for the Martini Racing Porsche System team and their new turbocharged race cars, the 935 and especially the 936 sports car, which he drove to wins in Le Mans three times. These drives, along with his 2nd place finish in 1978, often in the rain and at night, were some of his finest ever. Ickx can be seen in this twin eye port Bell helmet at the Le Mans 24hr race driving the iconic Martini Porsche 936.

This helmet would most certainly be the centerpiece of any collection. So don’t miss out on this ultra rare opportunity to add this incredible helmet to yours today!

Included with this helmet is an album documenting the history of the helmet, including letters from Ickx and signed photos, his original Bell leather helmet bag and, as a further bonus, a period Firestone race suit which has also been signed by him.

The helmet has been signed by Ickx and comes with a Hall of Fame Collection Certificate Of Authenticity.

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