Northants resident gives away E-Type

Auctioneer Jonathon Humbert and DJ Chris Evans at Carfest South 2013

Auctioneer Jonathon Humbert and DJ Chris Evans at Carfest South 2013

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Over the last month south Northants auctioneer Jonathan Humbert has sold more than £3 million worth of cars, helping to raise £165,000 for Children in Need in the process.

After an auction at the Silverstone Classic at the end of July Mr Humbert went on to bang the gavel at CarFest North and South this month, hosted by BBC DJ Chris Evans.

Working in conjunction with Silverstone Auctions Mr Humbert said the most significant sale was that of a restored E-Type Jaguar, estimated at £40,000 to £50,000.

Mr Humbert said: “We raised just over £165,000 from the two CarFests, £72,000 of which came from an anonymous client from Northamptonshire who gave us a fabulous restored right-hand drive Jag E-Type, 100 per cent of which went to CIN.”

Other charity auction lots were a ride in the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car owned by Chris Evans. Musician Seasick Steve also played a cameo role after hearing about the festival and auction on the DJ’s radio show the morning before. One bidder paid £4,500 for a drive with Steve and Chris followed by lunch.