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New Top Gear host offering 13 cars at auction


Alloy-bodied 1966 Ferrari 275/GTB 6C has pre-auction estimated value of more than $4.5 million | Bonhams photos

Chris Evans, British disc jockey, television show “presenter,” and recently signed to a three-year contract to be the host of Top Gear, will offer up 13 of his cars, including six vintage Ferraris, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival Sale in September.

Several of Evans’ Ferraris have pre-auction estimated values in excess of $1 million, including an alloy-bodied 1966 275 FTB/6C, a 1971 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, a 1963 250 GT/Lusso and a 1965 275 GTS Spyder.

Chris Evans

“Chris has been a long-standing client of Bonhams, so we’re delighted to offer his incredible motor cars at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale,” Sholto Gilbertson, Bonhams director of motor cars, was quoted in a news release. “In refreshing his collection, others will have the opportunity to enjoy Chris’ fantastic cars – after all, you never ‘own’ a classic car, you enjoy it, look after it, and pass it on for others to appreciate.”

In addition to 13 cars, Evans will sell nearly 150 lots of automobilia with proceeds from that portion of the sale being donated Children in Need, a BBC charity.

Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival Sale is scheduled for September 12.

Here is the list of Evans’ cars heading to auction and their pre-sale estimated values in British pounds, which today are worth $1.56 in U.S. dollars:

1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder

• 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, estimate £2,600,000-2,900,000
• 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, estimate £2,300,000-2,600,000
• 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’, estimate £1,400,000-1,800,000
• 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder, estimate £1,300,000-1,600,000
• 1963 Ferrari 250 SWB Replica, estimate £500,000-600,000
• 1949 Jaguar XK120 ‘Alloy’ Roadster, estimated £325,000-375,000
• 1967 Jaguar XKSS ‘Lynx’, estimate £325,000-375,000
• 1936 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica, estimate £250,000-350,000
• 1970 Mercedes 280SL ‘Pagoda’, estimate £100,000-130,000
• 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS, estimate £100,000-130,000
• 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Fixed Head Coupé, estimate £55,000-65,000
• 1964 Daimler Dart Police Car SP250, estimate £50,000-60,000
• 1983 Fiat 127 Abarth, estimate £10,000-15,000

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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