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Chris Evans auctioning Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car

Chris Evans auctioning Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car

Chris Evans is auctioning his Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car.

The 'Top Gear' host is putting a replica of the 1936 car, which was used in the 1968 movie, up for sale alongside another 12 cars from his collection.

It is thought the car could fetch around £350,000, with his rare 1966 Ferrari 275, another model being auctioned, expected to take well in excess of £2.5 million.

The 49-year-old presenter will also be auctioning off 140 other memorabilia, with proceeds being donated to the BBC's Children in Need charity.

Meanwhile, Chris reportedly told a pal he "wouldn't touch 'Top Gear' with a barge pole".

Noel Edmonds said: "It's interesting. I was a guest on Chris's boat at the Monaco Grand Prix and we had a chat. Chris said he wouldn't touch Top Gear with a barge pole. He said how tired he was, and he did look tired. And so I was stunned when within weeks he not only had shown interest but accepted the job. I just hope he's not taking on too much. He's a brilliant talent.

"He's also a mercurial talent in a Kenny Everett and Clarkson mould. He will need to be managed and supported otherwise he could just burn out and make some shocking mistake."