Barons at Esher May 1st 2007
It’s not all Jaguars at Barons forthcoming sale – other entries include a 1933 Lagonda 3 Litre – but with an entry that includes an XK150 and several E-types it’s one that clearly has its heart in Coventry.
Although the entries will be coming in right up until a few days before the sale, Barons is giving Classic Driver readers an early preview of the cars that will appear in their next auction, to be held at The Sandown Park Exhibition Complex on May1st, with viewing on April 30th.
The opalescent silver Series 2 E-type FHC you can see above was originally a US car, but has been professionally converted to RHD and UK specification. Described as being in good overall condition, the car is said to have provided the vendor with reliable and economical classic transport during his 10-year ownership. Trimmed in contrasting red leather interior, this is an attractive E-type and, at £13000 - 16000, reasonable priced.
1958 Jaguar XK150DHC - £35000 - 39000
1970 Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 Roadster - £21000 - 27000
As we previewed recently, 2007 is the 50th anniversary of the XK150, and Barons have two cars entered so far, a 1960 XK150 3.8 S Specification FIA-papered car (that acheived a Top Hat class win last year at Spa) for £45000 - 49000, and a 1958 Jaguar XK150DHC - finished in red with red hide interior and black mohair hood - for £35000 - 39000. This car is equipped with a 3.4 litre XK engine, which is mated to a 4 speed, non overdrive manual gearbox. An extremely rare configuration.
Needless to say Jaguar saloons feature too, and pick of the crop must be the superb-looking 1953 Jaguar MKVII Saloon, £15,000 - 20,000, finished in black with magnolia leather and a car that may have had only two owners (and to have covered only 27,000 miles) from new.
1963 Jaguar MK 2.4 Saloon - £3000 - 5000
1953 Jaguar MKVII Saloon £15,000 - 20,000
1966 Jaguar MKII 3.4 Auto Saloon - £8000 - 10000
1953 Daimler Regency MKI Coupe by Barker - £16000 - 22000
There are other non-Jaguar entries but first, mention must be made of the 1953 Daimler Regency MKI Coupe by Barker at £16000 – 22000, a very rare car that’s ownership means, as Barons perceptively put it that, “You will never wave to a fellow driver of DF 302 Regency coupe while touring in France, Belgium or Italy, because your car is unique”.
Pick of the crop of the other cars is without doubt the 1933 Lagonda 3 Litre Sports Saloon by Weyman, estimated at £25000 – 35000. This car is a nice pre-War gentleman’s carriage with a ‘good badge’, lusty 3.0 litre six-cylinder engine and T8 4 speed manual transmission that makes an equivalent Bentley look decidedly expensive. Also on the pre-War car front is a 1928 Lea Francis Hyper DHC at £12000 - 16000 that has been part of a private collection for many years. We like the 1965 Volvo Amazon 122S Historic Racing Saloon, £11500 – 13500, a car that provides entry to many current historic racing series at a fraction of its build cost.
1928 Lea Francis Hyper DHC - £12000 - 16000
1965 Volvo Amazon 122S Historic Racing Saloon - £11500 - 13500
The May 1st Sale will be held at:
Sandown Park Exhibition Complex, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ
Viewing can be done on the Monday preceding the sale between 3pm and 7-30pm and from 9am on sale day.
AUCTION COMMENCES AT 1-30pm on Tuesday May 1st.
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.
|1953 Daimler Regency MKI Coupe by Barker||£16000 - 22000|
|1965 Daimler V8 250 Sports Saloon||£5000 - 6000|
|1969 Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 2+2 Coupe||£12000 - 14000|
|1970 Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 2+2||£11500 - 13000|
|1970 Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 Roadster||£21000 - 27000|
|1969 Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 FHC - EX USA||£13000 - 16000|
|1972 Jaguar E-type S3 V12 - Modified - Rob Beere engine||£20000 - 28000|
|1967 Jaguar MKII 240 Saloon||£3000 - 5000|
|1963 Jaguar MK 2.4 Saloon||£3000 - 5000|
|1963 Jaguar MkII 3.4 Manual o/d||£18000 - 20000|
|1966 Jaguar MKII 3.4 Auto Saloon||£8000 - 10000|
|1953 Jaguar MKVII Saloon||£15,000 - 20,000|
|1966 Jaguar S - Type 3.4 Saloon - Auto||£6000 - 8000|
|1958 Jaguar XK150DHC||£35000 - 39000|
|1960 XK150 3.8 S Specification||£45000 - 49000|
|1981 BMW M535i Saloon||£2250 - 3000|
|1990 Daimler Sovereign 4.0||£1400 - 2500|
|1949 Jaguar MKV||£1500 - 2500|
|1993 Jaguar XJ6 3.2||£1000 - 2000|
|1994 Jaguar XJ6 3.2S||£1500 - 2000|
|2002 Jensen SV8||£12000 - 15000|
|1933 Lagonda 3 Litre Sports saloon by Weyman||£25000 - 35000|
|1928 Lea Francis Hyper DHC||£12000 - 16000|
|1990 Mercedes 230E||£1500 - 2,500|
|1984 Mercedes 190E 2.0||£2000 - 3000|
|1985 Mercedes 280SL||£7500 - 8500|
|1992 Mercedes 300SL 24V||£8500 - 9500|
|1992 Mercedes 3000SL 24V||£9000 - 10500|
|1992 Mercedes 300SL - 24 Valve||£6500 - 8000|
|1983 Mercedes 500SE||£2500 - 3500|
|1970 MG Midget 1275cc||£3500 - 6000|
|1965 Volvo Amazon 122S Historic Racing Saloon||£11500 - 13500|
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