Suixtil Il Bello Helmet
Handcrafted in the Argentina the Suixtil Il Bello replica helmet is an hommage to Eugenio Castellotti, an Italian racer and one of the most dashing and fierce. Eugenio Castellotti (Il Bello) was the very embodiment of the ’50s racer: distinguished, elegant and ruthless on the track. Racing for both Lancia and, then, Ferrari, he was easy to notice thanks to his good looks and assurance as much on the F1 circuit as in endurance races (he won the prestigious 1000 Miglia, among others and shared a wheel with Fangio for a winning drive at the 1956 12 hours of Sebring). A fine connoisseur of the finer things in life he cut a dashing figure – hence the nickname associated with his helmet.
The helmet shell is built from a base molded from resin and fibres whilst inside it is lined with natural cork of 3 mm (0.11 in) thickness. All straps are crafted from the finest real cow leather while the padding and covers are stitched from 100% cotton. The black outer leather and protection band smartly contrasts with the white shell and the helmet inside
This beautiful piece is sure to attract a lot of attention with its gorgeous patina and is crafted to the highest standard and arrives nicely packed in a linen bag that you can use whenever taking the helmet to a track day or an event. Ideal for open top driving or historic events.
The Il Bello comes in 3 sizes (thanks to an easy to install foam adjustment ring) that accommodates head sizes from 56 to 64 cm (22 to 25.5′)
The helmet is delivered direct from Suixtil by courier please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Availability: In Stock