DK Engineering Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa could make $900,000

A DK Engineering 1958-style Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is among the top lots of a sale of classic cars at Bonhams.

It's expected to make £500,000-600,000 ($752,295-902,754) in the December 6 sale in London.

Ferrari 250 Bonhams
The Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was formerly owned by Chris Evans

The lot is among the finest modifications ever produced by Ferrari specialist DK Engineering. The car, assembled in the mid 90s, was formerly owned by British radio and TV personality Chris Evans.

Bonhams explains: "This gorgeous car is based upon a genuine Ferrari 250 GT chassis serial number '0803 GT' that had been completed originally in 1958-59 with two-door Gran Turismo Berlinetta bodywork styled by Carrozzeria Ellena…

"Factory production of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa totalled 19 cars plus the prototypes. Here '0308 GT' combines the looks, the performance and the charismatic allure of the genuine 250 Testa Rossa customer cars with absolutely genuine, in-period Ferrari underpinnings, from that 250GT Ellena Coupe base."

A 1934 Invicta 4½-litre S-type tourer carries an identical estimate of £500,000-600,000 ($752,277-902,733).

The car has travelled all around the world. The original owner is thought to have been an Indian prince, although his identity remains unknown.

A German car collector bought it in India in 1965 and shipped it back home to Europe. In the 1970s it was bought by the American archaeologist and Harvard professor Gordon Willey and has remained in his collection ever since.

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