Bonhams to offer Chris Evans' child-sized racing Ferraris



2015-09-09 10:00:27

The upcoming Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale will offer a selection of pint-sized Ferraris from the collection of new Top Gear host Chris Evans.

The fully-working miniature motors - perfect for anyone looking to get their child's racing career off to an early start – will be amongst a selection of model cars consigned by Evans, with proceeds set to benefit Children in Need.

First up is a child's racing Ferrari 275P, built to approximately half the size of a real-life Ferrari and estimated at £6,000-£8,000. Featuring red fibreglass bodywork, and fitted with a petrol-powered Peugeot 49cc Cyclo 2-stroke engine, the car is eligible for the 'Little Big Mans' -  a children's racing event at the legendary Le Mans 24-Hour circuit.

The next motorized Ferrari on offer is a rare 'Bimbo V12 Racer' two-seater by S.I.L.A. of Turin, Italy. Featuring an electric powered rear engine and Pirelli Bambino pneumatic tyres, the race car expected to sell for £5,000-£7,000.

Evans' collection also includes a modern Ferrari F40 electric child's car, a Grand Prix Ferrari pedal car, and a rare Maserati 250F pedal car by Italian manufacturer Giordani.

"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," said Toby Wilson, Bonhams Head of Automobilia.

Evans' collection will join a line-up which already includes an array of child-sized autos, including a petrol driven 1959 Ferrari Dino 246, a vintage Bentley 4½ Litre Le Mans pedal car, and a battery-powered 1933 Alvis Speed 20.

The Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale takes place at the world-famous Goodwood race course on September 12.

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