The white helmet worn by the Stig on Top Gear fetched a surprising £3,400 ($5,388 USD). The helmet was sold by Sophia Vaizey, 30, of Hove, who worked on Top Gear for 18 months as a production coordinator. She received the helmet as a gift from the Top Gear crew as her departing gift.
The helmet, which was worn by the Stig from 2002 to 2005, was also worn by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
“The Stig wore that one on the show for quite a while. He then got a new one for safety reasons, so it got stored away in the Top Gear office,” Vaizey said. “I was quite surprised when they gave it to me but also I felt honored.”
The BBC recently took legal action against the Stig, who revealed himself as Ben Collins, over wanting to publish an autobiography about his life as the Stig. BBC obviously lost the battle.
– By: Omar Rana