1976 John Player Grand Prix Senior 500cc race winner’s trophy, estimate £600-800 (about $A630-910). It consists of a sword mounted to a wooden backing.
A Castrol trophy for first in the MCN Super Bike round at Mallory Park 12 September 1976. (£400–600).
Plaque for first in the 500cc ‘Gran Prix de Venezuela’ at San Carlos 19 March 1978, 19cm x 14cm; together with three other awards including a Martini ‘rider of the year 1977’ belt buckle inscribed to the rear specifically manufactured for Barry Sheene (£300-500).
A stainless steel Gabriel watch awarded at the ‘France de Chimay’ race in 1976 (£300 – £500).
Two sets of Suzuki team overalls and bib and brace (£250-350).
‘The Sheene Collection’ leather jacket (£400 – 600/$A$ 720-1100) and a medium fabric jacket with badges and logos (£400-600).
A leather holdall featuring his famous number ‘7’, ‘Sheene’ to the end and ‘Suzuki’ logo to the ends and sides (£250 – 350).
Barry was born in London in 1950, and was back-to-back world 500cc champion for Suzuki in 1976-77 after a spectacular crash at the Daytona 200 in 1975.
He almost died in the crash that would have ended many other riders’ careers, yet he came back stronger than ever and more determined to win.
Barry was also instrumental in many safety developments with track design and racer clothing.
Between 1968 and 1984, Sheene made over 100 Grand Prix starts, securing 52 podium finishes and 23 victories and remains the last Briton to win a motorcycle Grand Prix race.