Barons Sale 20th April 2004 - Review and Results

Over £270,000 of cars were sold at Barons’ recent sale at their familiar Sandown Park Racecourse venue. The ex-Peter Sellers Bentley Continental found a new owner at £35,510, a 1973 Jaguar E Type S3 V12 convertible sold for £22,260 and this rare ‘Banham’ conversion of a 1971 Aston Martin DBS6 went over estimate for £11,660.

The Sellers Bentley was on the low end of its estimate but another 1950s' car, the 1956 SI Hooper Bodied Saloon ‘Empress Style’, sold for a reasonable £11,660 - neither cars enjoying the more popular styling cues of the more famous R-type and S-series cars of the period. Of the V12 E-types on offer, the Teal Blue car did not sell but the 1973 Old English White was in good condition and went for the appropriate amount. Laurence Sayers Gillan of Barons was particularly pleased with the £13,886 achieved by the 1931 Vauxhall Golfers T80 Coupé. “A really lovely car and worth every penny.” Also selling well for their types were the 1957 Jensen 541, going for £9,010, and a good condition 1971 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 at £6,254.

With a few cars not selling, despite their condition and price, it just goes to show the importance of colour and specification. The 1988 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit was a case in point. Finished in Wedgwood Blue, with beige hide (piped blue), the car was in good order and estimated at a reasonable £11,000 - 13,000 but failed to find a buyer, sellers perhaps looking for a dark blue or green with tan or black interior car. Another non-seller was the 1986 Ferrari Mondial QV Convertible but this was a mystery as it was Rosso Corsa with Crema leather interior. An attractive four-seat convertible Ferrari, in apparently good condition, for around the £20,000 mark - come on you lot where were you?!

Please note:
The vehicle names/details below are as given by the auction house.
The prices are in £stg and include buyer's premium.

1974 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.04770
1971 Aston Martin DBS6 Convertible by Banham 11660
1969 Austin Mini Cooper-Rally prepared-Heritage Cert 2756
1959 Bentley SI 2 Door Continental-Ex Peter Sellers 35510
1956 Bentley SI Hooper Bodied saloon-Rare Empress style 11660
1986 Bentley Turbo R 10494
1975 BMW 2002 Cabriolet 4452
1934 Chevrolet 4 Door Saloon-3.6 "Blue Flame" 5512
1923 Daimler TB21 Open Tourer-Rare "Sleeve Valve" 9752
1967 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Saloon 3286
1971 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 6254
1928 Ford Model A 4-Door Phaeton 9810.3
1958 Jaguar MKIX Saloon-8 year restoration 6996
1966 Jaguar E Type S1 2+2 15264
1961 Jaguar MKII 3.4 Saloon 12190
1973 Jaguar E Type S3 22260
1987 Jaguar XJSC-The last 3.6 example to leave factory 3975
1955 Jaguar XK140 FHC 19610
1964 Jaguar/Kougar 3.8 litre Roadster 8692
1957 Jensen 541 De-Luxe-Restored-541 9010
1990 Lancia Delta Integrale 3392
1994 Marcos Mantara 4.0 Spider 7526
1989 Mercedes Benz 500SEL 477
1988 Mercedes 560SEL-Flagship S Class 662.5
1983 Porsche 911SC 3.0 Coupe 7420
1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I 6254
1970/1991 Steadman TS100 (SS100 Replica) 10971
1976 Triumph Stag MKII-Manual 4452
1987 TVR 350i Convertible 5406
1931 Vauxhall Golfers T80 Coupe 13886

Remember Barons are now able to offer pre-auction viewing on the Monday preceding their sales. This extra viewing period will run from 3pm to 7-30pm on the Monday and will be in addition to the 9am to 1-30pm currently offered on the sale day. Sales commence 1-30pm.

Barons are now accepting entries for their May 25th Sale. To view the latest lotlist, with car details and estimates, in colour in the Classic Driver Car Database please CLICK HERE

Barons (Auctioneers) Ltd
Quayside House
23 St Johns Street
Southampton SO45 6BZ

Tel: +44 (0)23 8084 0081
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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Barons