UK radio and television personality Chris Evans is said to have bagged one of the rarest Ferraris ever. A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, one of only 36 ever built between 1962 and 1963, is said to have finally landed in the DJ's garage. Apparently he has been searching for one for many years and even came very close to a purchase 15 years ago. Yesterday he posted a photo on Twitter alongside the caption "the new one has arrived", thus confirming his latest acquisition.
Reports say 44 year-old Evans shelled out a cool £12 million (US$17.7 million) for the classic sports car. What he paid for includes history, an aluminium 3.0-litre V12 engine with 216kW (290bhp/ 294PS) at 8,000 rpm, as well as rear-wheel-drive.
It will probably park alongside other Ferraris the man keeps at his place, including a Nero Black 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder that once belonged to actor James Coburn.