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CHILDREN’S FERRARIS OFFERED BY CHRIS EVANS AT BONHAMS SALE
Eight children’s race-cars, including half-scale Ferraris and pedal cars, feature at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, all offered from Chris Evans. The new Top Gear presenter is to sell over 100 lots of his personal collection. Entered at no reserve, the proceeds of the Chris Evans automobilia sale will go to BBC Charity, Children in Need.
Over 100 lots of Chris Evans personal automobilia will go under the hammer at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale, taking place 12 September.
The sale includes models, movie posters and eight cars designed for young petrol heads or the young at heart, comprising two half-size Ferraris and other pedal and children’s cars, including an unusual Maserati example.
The highlight of the pee-wee racers is a child’s racing Ferrari 275P. Approximately half the size of a real-life Ferrari, the car is petrol-fuelled, and eligible for the ‘Little Big Mans’ children’s racing event at the legendary Le Mans 24-Hour circuit. The 275P is estimated at £6,000-8,000.
Also featured is a rare ‘Bimbo V12 Racer’ two-seat child’s motorised car by S.I.L.A. of Turin, Italy. With red fibreglass body, electric powered rear engine and Pirelli Bambino pneumatic tyres, the race car is perfect for the young enthusiast. It is offered at an estimate of £5,000-7,000.
Toby Wilson, Bonhams Head of Automobilia, said: “The Goodwood Revival Sale offers items for all enthusiasts, even young petrol-heads who no doubt will take particular interest in Chris Evans half-size Ferraris and Maseratis.”
Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale features over 200 lots of automobilia, with lots 92-212 offered directly from Chris Evans.