Bonhams consigns Chris Evans’ collection for Goodwood Revival sale

Bonhams has added another set of interesting cars to its Goodwood Revival auction roster, including not only 13 cars from new Top Gear host Chris Evans’ well-known collection – but also a Porsche 908/03 Turbo sports-prototype…

The Top Gear thirteen...

We’re not too sure why Evans is relinquishing ownership of the baker’s dozen after signing a lucrative new contract with the BBC to take over Jeremy Clarkson’s role as Top Gear front man, but the interest of high-end Ferrari enthusiasts will certainly have been piqued by the announcement. Among the 13 cars he’s consigned to Bonhams’ 2015 Goodwood Revival sale are an ultra-rare, right-hand-drive 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy (estimate £2.6m–£2.9m), a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 ‘Daytona’ Spider (£2.3m–£2.6m) and a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ (£1.4m–£1.8m). Also offered will be several Jaguars, a Daimler Dart police car, and a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica.

...plus a tantalising, terrifying Porsche 908 Turbo

Recently added to the same auction is a 1970 Porsche 908/03, which had twin-turbochargers added by the factory in 1974 for the Martini-Racing programme, after its participation in the 1970 Targa Florio and Nürburgring 1,000km races with different bodywork. Driven by the likes of Jürgen Barth in this later, 660bhp blown configuration, it will carry an estimate of £2.2–£2.5m when it’s auctioned on 12 September.

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