Chris Evans buys Ferrari

Chris Evans has again made motoring history by buying Britain’s most expensive car. The Radio 2 DJ has shelled out £12 million on an ultra-rare 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO.The Ferrari 250 GTO is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cars ever built by Ferrari. It is also, quite possibly, the most valuable car in the world – the price tag alone makes Evans’ £5.5 million 250 GT California Spyder look like a viable daily runaround. The classic Fezza – chassis number 4675 GT and factory finished in Rosso Cina – is one of only 39 250 GTOs originally produced, and one of four with Series II GTO bodywork.When new, the GTO – which stands for “Gran Turismo Omologato”, Italian for “Grand Touring Homologated” – cost just £6,000 with each buyer personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. And it’s a worthy investment: most of them may have been crashed by now but each model carries an eight-figure price tag.The GTO was a seriously successful race car, securing the World Championships in 1962, 1963, and 1964 for the Modenese car builder. This particular model was raced by Guido Fossati, Jean Guichet, Oddone Sigala, Vincenzo Nember and Luigi Taramazzo and proved itself a capable race car, rarely finishing outside the top three in its class and achieving numerous race wins.

By the way, if you are not quite a rich as Chris, how about just settling for a real cool set of number plates

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