Chris Evans‘ little purchase last weekend has been reported all over the internet… so I won’t go into all the in’s and out’s here. Save to say…. respect! The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder… in its original Nero Black…. gorgeous little car. Chris… my hat off to you.
I’m always curious to guage people’s reactions to such extravagances…. expecting the usual outpouring of scorn. I was pleasantly surprised to find that, apart from the occasional comment along the lines of “..idiot…”, the majority of responses were very supportive. Phrases like “… great to see the car go to a Brit…” and “...if you’ve got the cash, why not?” seem to predominate.
In contrast, the overall reaction to similar sums spent on a personal number plate has been quite scathing. Even Afzal Kahn’s relatively modest purchase of personal number plate F1 at 441k attracted many negative comments.
Chris Evans himself, of course, is beside himself with excitement. “… I was on cloud nine, ten and eleven yesterday…” says Chris on his blog.