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Barons Spring Classic Warms Bidders Hearts

Barons' Spring Classic sale last Saturday, April 21st saw bidders ignoring the bright sunshine of one of the hottest days of the year to head into the saleroom at Sandown Park and bid with vigour for the varied selection of high quality lots on offer, with a number of notable results including a 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S, which achieved just under £43,000.

The star lot on the day was the beautiful 1965 Mercedes 230SL Pagoda. With the sunny weather possibly influencing buyers in favour of this stylish convertible, it eventually sold for £51,700. 

Second past the post was the 1966 Jaguar E-type FHC restoration project. Stripped down, partially restored and ready for the new owner to complete and rebuild, this sold for £45,650. If the buyer puts his or her foot down, they could have this fabulous machine back on the road before the summer is over.

Early cars proved popular, with the 1930 Nash 494 Straight Eight Sedan finishing closely behind the E-type, selling for £44,000, while the 1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose, 1935 Talbot AC65 and 1933 Austin 10/4 all found keen new owners.

The 1965 Mini was one of the last 1071cc Cooper S’s made - the 54th last from the 4,000-strong production run. This most sporting little car sold for £42,900.

Among the cars selling for well over top estimate were the 1972 Triumph TR6 (£28, 325), the 1966 Jaguar MkII 3.8 (£22,500) and the 1970 MG CGT (£17,050).

Barons’ Auction Manager Tim Gascoigne was in a buoyant mood: “Despite the weather working against us again, but this time with blazing sunshine instead of snow, the cars on offer were enough to tempt buyers down to Sandown Park. We had some great cars that were very reasonably priced, and the results reflected the high quality.

“We sold an E-Type restoration project for the second sale in a row, all four vintage cars found a new home, and there were some very strong prices achieved on a number of lots. Bargain of the day definitely has to be the XJ6 restoration project at £450, as the manual gearbox with overdrive is worth over £1,000 alone!”

One interesting lot that won’t take up much garage space was the complete, boxed collection of miniature BMW Art Cars, including the very rare #17 Jeff Koon BMW M3 GT2. This lovely little set sold for £3,300.

Barons returns to Sandown Park on Tuesday, 5th June, for its British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars sale, early entries for which include a lovely 1969 Daimler V8 250 which has covered less than 2,000 miles in the past ten years.

RESULTS, BARONS AT SANDOWN PARK, APRIL 21 2018 

Year

Make

Model

Sold @ inc

1965

Mercedes

230SL

£51,700

1966

Jaguar

E-Type FHC

£45,650

1930

Nash

494 Straight Eight Sedan

£44,000

1964

Morris

Mini Cooper S 1071cc

£42,900

1972

Triumph

TR6

£28,325

1966

Jaguar 

MKII 3.8 

£22,550

1994

MG

RV8

£18,700

1972

Triumph

GT6 MKIII

£17,325

1970

MG

CGT

£17,050

1975

Triumph

Stag

£15,750

1926

Morris

Cowley Bullnose

£15,125

1935

Talbot

AX65

£14,850

1988

Jaguar

XJS  V12 TWR Bodykit

£12,100

2000

Landrover

Defender 90 TD5

£11,880

1993

Bentley

Turbo R

£11,000

1990

Porsche

944 Turbo

£9,906

1962

Rover

100 P4

£8,580

1996

Mercedes

SL600

£7,920

2000

Jaguar

XKR

£7,920

1971

Jaguar

XJ6 Series 1 4.2

£7,700

1990

Range Rover

Classic 3.5 V8

£7,700

1964

Rover

P5 3 Litre

£5,940

1977

Jaguar

XJS 5.3 Pre HE

£5,610

1989

Daimler

Double Six

£5,500

1974

Jaguar

XJ6 4.2 Series 2

£5,500

1998

Jaguar

XK8

£5,500

1971

Fiat

125 Special

£5,390

1992

Ford

Granada Scorpio Cosworth

£5,225

1975

Mercedes

280 E

£4,950

2005

Mercedes

SLK 280

£4,840

1996

Mercedes

SL320

£4,200

1933

Austin

10/4

£4,070

1976

Mercedes

350 SE

£3,740

1998

Mercedes

SL320

£3,630

 

BMW

Miniatures

£3,300

1983

Citroen

GSA Pallas

£3,245

1976

Suzuki

AP60

£3,025

1967

Riley

Elf

£2,640

1996

Volvo

850R

£2,090

2001

Audi

TT Quattro 180 Coupe

£2,090

1999

Mercedes

SLK 230 Kompressor

£1,980

1973

Fiat

132 Special

£1,650

 

50 FCX

Registration

£1,375

 

33 CJX

Registration

£1,250

2001

Jaguar

XJ8 LWB Saloon

£1,250

 

122 HTA

Registration

£935

 

TCZ 3395

Registration

£450

1970

Jaguar

XJ6 4.2 

£450

 

JCZ 7122

Registration

£250

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