Half of collection, including Ferrari 275 GTB/C, goes unsold at Bonhams.
Chris Evans endured a disappointing Goodwood Revival, with half of his car collection going unsold at the auction. A total of six of Evans’ 12 cars failed to sell at the Bonhams sale, including the most expensive car of the lot – a Ferrari 275 GTB/C, which was estimated at more than £2,600,000.
The collection was expected to fetch somewhere in the region of £8,000,000, however the total sales figure came to £1,312,115. The star’s Ferrari 275 GTB/C and Ferrari 365 Daytona Spider also failed to find a new home, despite attracting a number of bids from potential buyers, falling short of the reserve prices.
A Ferrari 250 SWB Recreation was one of the strongest performers, reaching a total price of £606,300.
Other cars that failed to sell include Evans’ famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica, which was expected to achieve £250,000, and a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, which remained unsold.
Evans raised more than £50,000 from the sale of his automobilia however, which is great news for the BBC’s Children in Need. All proceeds from this separate auction, which included many model Ferraris and a fantastic collection of pedal cars, will be donated to the Charity.
A full auction report will follow shortly.