Top Gear presenter Chris Evans to auction £11m of classic cars including six ''outstanding'' Ferraris

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IT’S NOT your average garage clearout. The Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, the future presenter of Top Gear and founder of CarFest, is to sell 13 of his prized cars at the Goodwood Revival meeting next month, in an auction expected to fetch up to £11m.

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The cars on offer include six “outstanding Ferraris”, the highlight being a rare right-hand-drive 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, estimated at £2.6m-£2.9m.

Also going under the hammer is a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Spider (£2.3m-£2.6m) and a 1964 250 GT Lusso (£1.4m-£1.8m).

Chris Evans car auction: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta, 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy

Through the sale, Evans is said to be “refreshing” his collection.

“You never ‘own’ a classic car. You enjoy it, look after it and pass it on for others to appreciate,” said Sholto Gilbertson, director of car auctions at Bonhams.

More than 140 lots of Evans’s automobilia will also be offered, the proceeds of which will be donated to the BBC charity Children in Need.

Chris Evans’s cars at the 2015 Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale
  • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy; estimate £2.6m-£2.9m
  • 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Spider; £2.3m-£2.6m
  • 1963 Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso; £1.4m-£1.8m
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spider; £1.3m-£1.6m
  • 1963 Ferrari 250 SWB replica; £500,000-£600,000
  • 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy roadster; £325,000-£375,000
  • 1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS; £325,000-£375,000
  • 1936 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica; £250,000-£350,000
  • 1970 Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda; £100,000-£130,000
  • 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS; £100,000-£130,000
  • 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 fixed-head coupé; £55,000-£65,000
  • 1964 Daimler SP250 Dart police car; £50,000-£60,000
  • 1983 Fiat 127 Abarth; £10,000-£15,000

The sale is on September 12 at the 2015 Goodwood Revival festival, West Sussex.