Disc jockey Chris Evans has spent more than €7m on a Ferrari, it was revealed today.
The star bought a 1961 250 GT SWB California Spyder once owned by Hollywood actor James Coburn at a car auction in Italy.
Evans splashed out his cash last night at RM Auctions’ second annual “Ferrari Leggenda e Passione” event in Maranello.
The star, who is well known for his admiration of the famous marque, was accompanied by his wife, golf pro and writer Natasha Shishmanian.
The auction house said he made a successful bid of €7,040,000, including buyer’s premium, for the car, which will take pride of place in his collection.
Evans paid twice the estimated price for the car (€3,400,000- €3,800,000).
He was quoted as saying afterwards: “I love it, it’s great.
“I didn’t expect it to go for that price, but I’m fine, absolutely calm. I’ve just had a Guinness.”
Coburn sold the car in 1987 and it has had a number of private owners since.