His new job as Top Gear host could involve asking a star to drive around a track in a reasonably-priced car.

So that rules out any of Chris Evans' own vehicles - 13 of which he is selling at an eye-watering combined price of £11 million (NZ$25.96 million).

Among the motors the presenter is putting up for auction are six Ferraris, including a 1966 275 GTB/6C model worth £2.9 million. Also going under the hammer at Bonhams in West Sussex next month are three classic Jaguars and a replica of the vehicle from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The Radio 2 host regularly buys and sells cars through a company he co-owns with his wife Natasha and in the year to April 2014 he sold £6 million worth of cars.


He once sold his Ferrari 250 GTO for around £18 million - netting himself a £6 million profit. Evans, 49, will also auction off 140 items of automobilia, with the proceeds going to BBC Children in Need.

Carrot top: Evans bought this 1983 Fiat 127 Abarth because its colour matches his hair

Racing red: This 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS was offered new to Formula 1 driver Nigel Mansell as a 'welcome gift' when he signed for the team - and a plaque in a glove compartment records the fact

Nifty shade of grey: A left-hand drive 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L 'Lusso' - one of only 350 ever made

1963 Ferrari 250 SWB Replica: Demand often exceeded supply in the historic motorsports scene - so car lovers sometimes built exact copies such as this one

Collector's item: Named after their distinctive cabin shape, the 1970 Mercedes 280SL 'Pagoda' is increasingly sought after

Much-loved: Six owners had this 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder before Evans - four in Italy, one in the US and another in France, where it remained for 26 years

Action star: Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage is among the previous owners of this 1967 Jaguar XKSS 'Lynx' - one of the rarest created


Tidy profit: The 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider was bought by the Top Gear host last year for a world record £2.27million

Goes like the wind: Capable of 120mph, the 1949 Jaguar XK120 'Alloy' Roadster once belonged to Clark Gable

- Daily Mail