Over the course of his too-short life, Donald Campbell broke 8 world speed records on both land and water in the 1950s and 1960s – including the historic feat of setting both land and water speed records in the same year (1964).

This helmet was used by Campbell in 1963 and 1964 whilst he was at Lake Eyre in Australia working on setting a new land speed record. He gifted it to an Australian friend he made during the attempt and today it’s being offered with a collection of period memorabilia.

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Donald Campbell's Bluebird Helmet 1

Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell's Bluebird Helmet 2

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