Chris Evans bridges a gap in his collection
Radio DJ Chris Evans is well-known as a frequent auction-goer, but is his latest purchase a bridge too far?
Evans, who famously bought the James Coburn Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider for £5.6m at auction in 2008, has now added a bridge to his collection.
It's a structure motor-racing fans are very familiar with and has formed part of the landscape of Donington Park racing circuit in Leicestershire since 1977.
At the weekend's Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction, Evans snapped up one side of the iconic Dunlop bridge for £312 including an auction premium.
The lot comprised of 16 panels made from wood and fibre glass, and painted with a tyre tread pattern. The total outside width of the structure measures 56 metres.
The bridge joined other Donington track memorabilia. Half of the sale proceeds will be donated to the charity Hope Against Cancer.
Other auction highlights were a rare barn-find 1928 Mercedes with just 8,375 miles on the clock which fetched £2.8m, while the electric child-sized Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car mentioned on Autoblog UK last week went under the hammer for £15k.
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