Chris Evan's lucrative classic car clear-out
Top Gear's Chris Evans 'refreshing' his classic car collection
New Top Gear host Chris Evans is having an $26million car clearout, it has been revealed.
The petrolhead and part-time car dealer has decided to get rid of six 'outstanding' Ferraris - including a 1966 275 GTB/6C model worth $6.8million.
New Top Gear presenter Chris Evans, about to 'refresh' his classic car collection.
He is also selling three classic Jaguars, his famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica, a 1964 Daimler police car, a Fiat 127 Abarth and Mercedes 280SL Pagoda.
The 13 cars will be sold at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival sale in Sussex on September 12 and if they sell for what is expected Evans will net himself almost $26million.
The 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider to be auctioned next month.
The models include the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider which Evans bought last year for a world record $5.36million. It is now expected to sell for up to $6.1million.
The 1936 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica, which he regularly drives at car events, has a $826,000 estimate.
The Chris Evans 1983 Fiat 126 Abarth about to be auctioned in Britain. Picture/Bonhams
But it is not just pricey motors being auctioned off either - Evans' 1983 Fiat 126 Abarth which he bought for $23,000 is set to sell for as much as $33,000.
In addition to the cars Radio 2 host Evans will also auction off 140 items of automobilia, with the proceeds from those going to Children in Need.
Sholto Gilbertson, Bonhams director of Motor Cars, said: 'Chris Evans is offering 13 incredible motor cars at Bonhams' sale, a stable which includes six outstanding Ferraris.
'Chris has been a long-standing client of Bonhams, so we're delighted to offer his incredible motor cars at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale.
'In refreshing his collection, others will have the opportunity to enjoy Chris' fantastic cars - after all, you never 'own' a classic car, you enjoy it, look after it, and pass it on for others to appreciate.'
A number of the cars sold are listed as assets to a limited company, which is owned by Evans and his wife, Natasha.
He started the company in 2012 and, in the year to April 2014, sold $14million worth of cars. The previous year he sold $10.3million of motors.
The classic car market has been lucrative to Evans over the years. He once sold his Ferrari 250 GTO for around $42million - netting himself a $14million profit.