Friday, July 02, 2010

Mr Evans & his amazing Ferrari collection....

I popped over to Thruxton airfield today to see the Chris Evans Charity Ferrari run arrive & for the lucky (and wealthy) participants to be driven around in Mr Evans lovely red Ferrari Enzo by none other than The Stig!

Over the past couple of years Chris Evans has built up quite a collection of Ferrari cars, the most recent that was known publically was the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO that he bought in May 2010 for a reported £12m. Today he had a bit of a surprise sprung on him at the circuit when he took delivery of the first UK Ferrari F458. With the registration 1 FAB applied, it really does look fabulous. He has FAB 1 on his Rolls Royce Phantom.

The Stig was thrashing the Enzo around the circuit when I was there, it looked very quick and sounded absolutely fantastic. Later on Evans drove the airfield owner Henry Pelham around in the £5m James Coburn Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder - FER 1.

UPDATE 23/07 - photo of actual F458 now finally uploaded.

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