Antiquorum to Auction Paul Newman’s 1980s Racing Suit

Antiquorum will be putting 302 collectible fine watches up for auction on April 9, including several rare Patek Philippe and Rolex pieces. The Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces auction will be held at the premier watch auctioneer’s U.S. headquarters on Madison Ave. in New York City. But watch collectors will not be the only ones flocking to the auction—auto-racing enthusiasts will find memorabilia to bid on, like the Heuer double dashboard timers used in the 1971 action film Le Mans and an Omega Speedmaster round-button chronograph watch gifted to Jerry Westhouse in 1997 by Newman Haas Racing.

But perhaps the most exclusive item at the auction will not be a timepiece at all: Antiquorum will also be auctioning off Paul Newman’s driving suit and helmet, which he wore during his professional auto-racing career during the 1980s. The Nomex uniform, embroidered with the legendary actor’s name, will be accompanied by copies of photos taken of him in the suit and a letter of authenticity written by Phil Avanzato, who was with Newman-Sharp Racing from 1972 to 1987. The racing suit is estimated to sell for $50,000 to $70,000. (www.antiquorum.com)

The 13 new portraits include images of Douglas Cramer, Judy Garland, and Ernesto Esposito…
The finest art, boats, cars, furnishings, and jewelry are all on offer under one roof…
Glass is impervious to sun damage, and its beauty is only enhanced by natural light...
For the last three decades, a Disneyland fan in Southern California has been quietly amassing one...
Photograph by J. Gold & Co. Photography
These antique optics from the Japanese Navy were used in combat and took over six months to restore…
The ultrarare sculpture is one of the few castings that remain in private hands…
Of the dozens of iconic midcentury designs by Hans Wegner, perhaps none is as clever as the valet...
Photo by Christie’s Images ltd.
During his short life, the German artist Franz Marc (1880–1916) was at the cutting edge of modern...
Members will receive VIP access to exhibits, festivals, and acclaimed artists…
The ’60s will be on the minds of many on August 6, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting...