Upton-born racing legend Nigel Mansell has auctioned off hundreds of items collected throughout his career.

An online sale run by RM Sotheby’s was made up of 324 lots and fetched more than £2.1 million.

Mansell, who was born in Baughton, near Upton upon Severn, won the Formula One world championship in 1992 and enjoyed a sparkling racing career.

He has not spoken publicly about why he decided to put such a large amount of memorabilia up for sale.

Malvern Gazette: Some of the items auctioned offSome of the items auctioned off (Image: RM Sotheby's)

Auctioneers RM Sotheby’s, which specialises in cars and motoring items, said the money paid for Mansell’s “legacy collection” showed ‘Mansell Mania’ is alive and well.

Highlights from the collection being sold included the 1985 Canon Williams Honda European Grand Prix Helmet ‘First Win’.

Worn by Mansell in the 1985 European Grand Prix when driving for Canon Williams Honda, it was his first-ever victory in Formula One and sold for £68,400.

Mansell’s 1992 French Grand Prix 1st-Place Trophy, which he won on his way to World Champion in 1992 while driving for Canon Williams Renault, sold for £25,200.

The 1992 Goodyear Podium Navy Cap - British Grand Prix Winner that was also from Mansell’s championship year achieved £6,300.

Mansell’s 1992 season in Formula One was undoubtedly one to remember, and with Mansell offering his 1992 Canon Williams Renault Sparco Formula 1 Race Suit with Boots & Gloves, auctioneers were sure it would perform well. It sold for £21,600.

The 1989-1990 Nigel Mansell Ferrari Trophy, gifted to Mansell by Ferrari to commemorate his two seasons racing for Scuderia Ferrari, sold for £28,800.

The 1988 Honda ST-70 Formula 1 Paddock Motorbike, which was Mansell’s personal Honda bike for travelling around the Formula One race circuits from 1988 to 1994, sold for £24,000.

Undoubtedly, bidders felt this was a special connection to Mansell, especially considering the period images that included him giving fellow Ferrari co-driver Alain Prost a lift around the paddock.

Mansell was always known for driving under the number five as a Formula One driver, meaning his ‘5 NM’ UK Registration Plate was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Mansell fans and sold for £50,400.