Barons at Esher December 11th 2007



Barons will sell a selection of classic cars at its next Esher sale that includes several Jaguars, Bentleys and Aston Martins, such as this 1970 DBS six-cylinder estimated at £18,000 - 22,000.

There's interest in all things Aston at the moment and with the market booming for DB4s, '5s and '6s, the DBS is most definitely a 'model on the move'. All this example lacks is the Vantage 3 x Weber set-up, but it's a manual, and in a nice colour (black with black seats), too. And for those insisting on an additional two cylinders, there's a 1978 Aston Martin V8 Series 3 for £15,000 - 20,000.

With at least 10 classic Jaguars in the sale, Barons hopes to have a model for every pocket. Top billing goes to the LHD 1965 Jaguar E-type S1 4.2 Roadster, estimated at £35,000 - 39,000. This car, well presented in Primrose Yellow and tan leather, is part of a deceased estate, and is said to have covered just 22,000 miles from new. There are two other LHD E-types: a 1969 S2 4.2 Roadster for £14,500 - 17,000, and a 1974 S3 Roadster at £21,000 - 25,000.



1965 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 Roadster LHD - £35,000 - 39,000


1969 MG MGC Roadster - £15,000 - 20,000
Just after the War, the Coventry company's XK series made it one of the most famous and desirable marques in the world. As the 1950s turned into the '60s, the ground-breaking XK120 gave way to ever-more powerful and comfortable cars like the XK140 and XK150, and an example of each is in the sale.



1958 Jaguar XK150S Roadster ex-USA LHD - £20,000 - 30,000

The 1956 Jaguar XK140 FHC (£35,000 - 45,000) is an attractive car in its BRG with tan hide interior, which has been the subject of a nut and bolt restoration, while the extremely rare LHD 1958 XK150S Roadster (£20,000 - 30,000), which is complete with an original-fitment louvred alloy bonnet - hinting at a possible racing history in period - is ripe for restoration but does run and drive. Barons has a good history of selling XKs, achieving record prices at recent sales and this 'barn find' car, previously unknown to even the XK Register, with its desirable - and difficult to find - Roadster bodywork could well be one of the surprises of the sale.

Of the other lots there's a good sprinkling of Bentleys, such as a 1997 Turbo RL for £19,000 - 23,000, and a discreet Black with tan hide 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II at £5,500 - 8,000. Motorcycle fans will like the 1955 Norton Triton 690cc ‘Café Racer’ (£5,000 - 7,000) and the very 1970s (and rare) 1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane at £8,000 - 10,000.



1955 Mercedes-Benz 220 Ponton Saloon - £6,000 - 8,000


1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II - £5,500 - 8,000


1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane - £8,000 - 10,000


1960 Bentley S2 Standard Steel Saloon - £18,000 - 24,000

Finally, I know Laurence Sayers-Gillan of Barons has a soft spot for Americana, and the December sale has several examples of V8-powered machinery from across the pond. If it were Monterey in August or Scottsdale in February, the American salerooms may well have added an extra zero to the £10,000 - 12,000 estimate of Barons' 1963 Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo Supercharged, a very rare American design with European influences.

The 1964 Plymouth Fury Sports Coupé, £17,000 - 20,000, looks a nice alternative to the ever-present Falcon and Galaxie, while the 1948 Cadillac Series 61 Fastback is from the early post-War design school with its nascent fins, broad 'mouth' and streamlined styling that pre-dated the R-Type Bentley Continental by several years.

All for £16,000 - 20,000, probably less than 10% of the value of the British car.



1989 Ferrari 328GTB Twin Turbo - £23,000 - 27,000


1954 MG TF 1250 - £15,000 - 18,000

The December 11th Sale will be held at:

Sandown Park Exhibition Complex, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ

Viewing is available on the Monday preceding the sale between 3pm and 7-30pm and from 9am on sale day.

AUCTION COMMENCES AT 1.30pm on Tuesday December 11th.

Entry to Viewing and/or Auction is by catalogue only.

Catalogues are available on the day at £16.00 and admit two.

Early entry list - do check back regularly on www.barons-auctions.com for the latest lot listing.

CarEstimate £Stg
1999 Aprilia RSV1,000Mille £2,500 - 3,000
1970 Aston Martin DBS6 £18,000 - 22,000
1978 Aston Martin V8 Series 3 £15,000 - 20,000
1997 Bentley Turbo RL £19,000 - 23,000
1990 Bentley 8 Sports Saloon £5,000 - 6,000
1960 Bentley S2 Standard Steel Saloon £18,000 - 24,000
1997 BMW 840i-Tiptronic £6,000 - 8,000
1992 BMW 850i-Automatic LHD £5,000 - 6,000
1948 Cadillac Series 61 Fastback £16,000 - 20,000
1989 Ferrari 328GTB Twin Turbo £23,000 - 27,000
1998 Fiat Coupe Turbo 20V £3,750 - 4,750
1992 Ford Fiesta RS1800 130BHP £2,500 - 3500
1965 Ford Thunderbird Convertible £20,000 - 27,000
1965 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 Roadster LHD £35,000 - 39,000
1969 Jaguar E-Type S2 4.2 Roadster LHD £14,500 - 17,000
1974 Jaguar E-Type S3 Roadster LHD £21,000 - 25,000
1964 Jaguar MKII 3.4 Saloon Man £8,000 - 10,000
1962 Jaguar MKII Saloon Man + O/d £12,000 - 14,000
1966 Jaguar S-Type 3.8 Auto £7,000 - 9,000
1995 Jaguar XJ6 3.2 £750 - 1,500
1990 Jaguar XJRS 6.0 Jaguarsport £4,500 - 6,500
1956 Jaguar XK140 FHC £35,000 - 45,000
1958 Jaguar XK150S Roadster ex-USA LHD £20,000 - 30,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 220 Ponton Saloon £6,000 - 8,000
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC £2,000 - 3,000
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL £4,000 - 5,000
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe £4,000 - 5,000
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 Saloon £5,000 - 6,000
1967 MG MGB Roadster £3,500 - 5,000
1969 MG MGC Roadster £15,000 - 20,000
1954 MG TF 1250 £15,000 - 18,000
1996 Mitsuoka Viewt £3,000 - 4,000
1955 Norton Triton 690cc "Café Racer" £5,000 - 7,000
1964 Plymouth Fury Sports Coupe £17,000 - 20,000
1976 Pontiac Grand Prix Coupe £4,000 - 6,000
1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn £26,000 - 30,000
1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II £5,500 - 8,000
1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit £4,750 - 6,000
1963 Studebaker Hawk Gran Turisimo Supercharged £10,000 - 12,000
1976 Triumph Stag Manual £3,000 - 4,000
1975 Triumph Stag Auto £3,000 - 4,000
1955 Triumph TR2 £9,000 - 11,000
1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane £8,000 - 10,000


Barons (Auctioneers) Ltd
PO Box 243
Hythe S045 6WZ
UK

Tel: +44 (0)23 8066 8409
Fax: +44(0) 23 8042 8469
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Website: www.barons-auctions.com

Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Barons


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