Phil Hill’s Racing Helmet Tops Gooding Sale Results

Santa Monica, CA — Gooding & Company achieved sales of more than $1.15 million at its Feb. 8-19 Geared Online Phil Hill Automobilia Collection sale. The auction sold all 306 lots for a 100% sell-through rate, with 64% of the offerings selling above their pre-auction estimates.

The Herbert Johnson Racing Helmet, worn by Phil Hill during his maiden victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, took home the top prize of the auction. Get all results beyond the top 10:

— Herbert Johnson Racing Helmet: $193,750

— Rolex “Zenith” Daytona Watch: $100,000

— Original Script for the 1966 film Grand Prix: $63,750

— Ford/Shelby American Cobra Team Jacket, c.1963: $61,250

— Racing Helmet Worn by Phil Hill, c. 1963-1967: $45,000

— 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Pilote Coin and Signed Letter from Enzo Ferrari to Phil Hill: $33,750

— 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans Distance Cup: $27,500

— Scuderia Ferrari Driver’s Agreement for Phil Hill to Participate in 1959 Targa Florio, Nürburgring 1000 Km, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 10 Hours of Messina, and Reims Sport Car Races: $26,875

— 1955 Elkhart Lake’s Road America Road Race Trophies, Driver Badge, Entrant Plaque, and Official Program: $20,625

— Significant items from Phil Hill’s Victory with Ferrari at the 1958 12 Hours of Sebring: $20,625

Gooding’s third and final Phil Hill Automobilia Collection sale, “Treasures from the Hill Garage,” will begin at 9 a.m. PDT March 15 and run through March 26. The online catalog will be available March 15.