Chris Evans, the new presenter of Top Gear, is a keen collector of classic cars and over the years has built up a valuable collection of such vehicles. He has decided to part company with some of his collection and they are to be auctioned by Bonhams in September.
He is to auction 13 of his collection and they may fetch as much as £11 million at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale. Presumably, he will make a reasonable profit when the cherished vehicles are sold that will no doubt attract a great deal of interest not only because of the makes and models of cars being sold but also because they have been owned by Mr Evans.
He was obviously a keen fan of Ferrari’s because several of the cars being sold are such vehicles. For instance, he is selling a Ferrari 275 GTB/6C dating back to 1966 and this could fetch anything between £2.6 million to £2.9 million, a Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder from 1971 expected to fetch from £2.3 million to £2.6 million, a Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso built in 1963 and expecting to be sold for £1.4 million to £1.8 million, a Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder from 1965 estimated to sell for between £1.3 million to £1.6 million and a replica of the Ferrari 250 SWB from 1963 that could go for £500,000 to £600,000.
Other cars include Jaguars, Mercedes Benz, a Daimler Dart SP250 police car from 1964, a 1983 Fiat 126 Abarth and a replica of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang that was seen in the famous film and has been driven by Mr Evans.
So, if you are interested in buying a classic car that not only has a wonderful history but has also been owned by a well-known celebrity then why not get along to the auction on 12th September 2015 in Goodwood, West Sussex and start bidding.