Friday, May 14, 2010

£15 million pounds for a 47 year old car!

Chris Evans, a British Radio 2 DJ has bought what's thought to be the world's most expensive car according to

"Chris Evans has finally realised his dream by agreeing to a private deal (via RM Auctions) to buy a 1963 Ferrari GTO previously owned by a Japanese collector since 1996.

Having sold his 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder (for £1.75M) and his Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta (£2.25M) at the RM Auctions sale held in Monaco on the 1st May, he has been negotiating, behind the scenes, to buy a privately owned 1963 250GTO, finally agreeing a deal on the car speculated to be for around £15M.

This particular 1963 250 GTO is later Series II version (so slightly different to the famous Series I 250GTO owned by Nick Mason) with the 3-litre V12 engine producing 302bhp@7500rpm, a claimed top speed of 174mph and comes with an excellent racing pedigree. Chris Evans now intends to use his new car extensively in various classic car events throughout Europe".

He should have kept the LWB, which he bought for over five million quid (£5,089,280 to be precise). The car was previously owned by Hollywood actor James Coburn and the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cars in the world. Selling it on for £1.75M means he made a loss but hey, being a radio DJ / broadcasting mogul and making a fortune buying then selling Virgin radio, means he can pretty much afford it.


Mohamed Rigval Reza said...

A 1930s Bugatti type 57 Atlantic recently sold for between USD30-40mil. More than the est usd22mil the GTO was sold for.

Loki said...

I'm thinking that EVO was limiting the claim to modern supercars (post-WW2) rather than pre-war classics.

Either way, spending RM70 million on a 47 year old car is just nuts!

adero said...

Who would refuse to buy this car, if this car is really for sale then I would have got this car and would have there soon.
used car