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Radio DJ Sets New Record For A Ferrari At Auction

Radio DJ Sets A New World Record For A Ferrari At Auction

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1961 Ferrari Califormia Spyder

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Chris Evans

Car enthusiasts and Ferrari collectors from across the globe descended on Ferrari's home, Maranello, at the weekend (17-18 May 2008) for RM Auctions' second annual "Ferrari Leggenda e Passione" auction event and to witness a new Ferrari auction record established for a 1961 Ferrari California Spyder formerly owned by actor James Coburn.

The rare car exceeded all expectations by selling for a world record auction price for a vintage car at auction in the amount of â‚7,040,000 (AU$11,492,356) surpassing the previous record set at Sotheby's Monaco in 1990 for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at US$10,756,000 (AU$11,270,783).

Among the attendees was one extremely well known Ferrari enthusiast, BBC Radio DJ Chris Evans. Chris, accompanied by his wife, golf pro and writer Natasha Shishmanian, attended the Gala reception on Saturday 17 May where he fell for the considerable charms of a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder. The following day, Chris made a successful bid of â‚7,040,000 (AU$11,492,356) for his dream machine, which will now take pride of place in his own celebrated collection.


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