New Top Gear Host Chris Evans Auctions Off 13 Cars from Personal Collection
In case you couldn’t guess from his recently announced position as Top Gear’s newest host, Chris Evans is more than just a radio presenter—he’s also a huge gear head. And there’s no better evidence than his personal car collection.
Ranging from old school Jags to powerful Ferraris, Evans has the type of car collection that will make even the most discerning car enthusiast drool. And now, he’s auctioning 13 of his vehicles off in the Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale on September 12th.
Combined, the 13 cars are worth at least £9,315,000—the equivalent of $14,546,956. If this number doesn’t make you wonder which of Evans’ cars will be up for auction, then we don’t know what will.
The new Top Gear host will auction off the following:
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica
- Six Ferraris, including a 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, 250 GT/L Lusso, 275 GTS Spyder
- Jaguar XKSS Lynkx replica
- Ferrari 250 SWB replica
- 1949 Jaguar XK120 “Alloy” Roadster
- 1970 Mercedes 280SL Pagoda
- 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4-liter Fixed Head Coupe
- Fiat 126 Abarth
One of the most unique—and the most expensive—is a mint-green 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, which is estimated between $4 and $4.5 million. While the car originally came in a Rosso Chiaro blue, Evans changed it to the mint green color after buying it in 2014. The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car replica, which was used in the 1968 children’s film, could also fetch an estimated £350,000 at the sale, which is quite the pretty penny.
In addition to the 13 cars up for auction via his company Zimple Cars, Evans will also be putting up a grand total of 140 lots of his own personal automotive memorabilia, including vintage and antique items. The proceeds from these sales will go to Children in Need to benefit disabled youth.
If these cars aren’t enough to make you drool—and get your butt to Bonham next month—then we don’t know what is.