Lovingly handcrafted in Argentina El Chico is a faithful replica of the helmet that accompanied Sir Stirling Moss to his greatest victories. It is named after the nickname that Juan-Manuel Fangio affectionately gave his younger rival and protege.
The helmet shell is built from a base molded from resin and fibers while its inside 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.
This beautiful piece is sure to attract a lot of attention with its gorgeous patina and is crafted to the highest standard. It arrives nicely packed in a linen bag that you can use whenever taking the helmet to a track day or an event.
El Chico 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′) and is delivered by courier within 7 days of its order.
The customization options we offer relate to the nationality of the racer you want to honor, with (in addition to a vintage Suixtil flag in the back of the head, right over the goggle strap holder) the following vintage flag options available either as a shield or a rectangular shape:
The flags are crafted from purpose-made water-based decals, carefully applied to your helmet so that they’ll show your (true) colors for a long time to come, or, rather, as we like to call it here – at life speed!
This equipment is a piece of memorabilia. It is NOT safety-rated to today’s standards and, as such, should never be used in the practice of competitive motorsports or any other dangerous sport or game, whether alternate specific equipment is recommended or not. We do not accept any responsibility, including consequential, for any incident or accident, injury or death that may arise from the improper use of this equipment.