Barons Sale 20th April 2004 Sandown Park, Esher

Barons next Esher Sale will be a ‘British Heritage’ one so you can expect more than a fair smattering of classic British sports and saloon cars. At least twelve Jaguars are entered including this Teal Blue 1972 E-type SIII V12 Roadster for £21,500 - 24,500.

This example was acquired by the well-known Jaguar enthusiast and motor-sport personality Mac Hazelwood in 1981. During his ownership, the car was lovingly and painstakingly restored and once completed, around 15 years ago, it was cherished as a high days and holiday treasure. It has always been garaged when not in use and has been used only sparingly in fine weather. When Mac Hazelwood passed away the car was handed down to his daughter, who has now decided to sell it. Said to be in very good order, the car is equipped with the Borg Warner three-speed automatic transmission and the attractive, correct, pressed-steel chromed wheels.

Other Jaguars include a very nice looking 1962 MK II 3.4 equipped with 4-speed + overdrive gearbox and apparently in well-restored condition but to an original specification that includes cellulose Jaguar Racing Green paintwork. Biscuit leather interior and a nice 1960s’ numberplate complete the picture. There’s also another V12 E-type, manual this time and Old English White from 1973, that’s estimated at £20,000 - 24,000. If saloons from Coventry are more your scene Barons have a 1968 Jaguar XJ6 2.8, believed to be “The first XJ6 to be registered by Jaguar” at £17,000 - 20,000 and a 1971 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 - the same body as an XJ6 - in very 1970s Ascot Beige for £4,500 - 6,500.

Barons Sale 20th April 2004 Sandown Park, Esher Bentley and Rolls-Royce are well represented. The ex-Peter Sellers 1959 Bentley S1 Two Door H.J. Mulliner Continental is a well-known car and this may well be one of the last chances to pick up a bespoke 1950s Continental at relatively modest money. Remember how much Bonhams got for the 1955 Bentley ‘R’ Type Steel Saloon at Hendon in February? £40,250, and this one’s a Continental with celebrity history; it’s estimated at £40,000 - 55,000. Another car from the era where Britain ‘never had it so good’ is the 1956 Bentley S1 Hooper Bodied Saloon at £12,500 - 15,000 and of course more modern cars from Crewe are represented by the 1986 Bentley Turbo R at £13,000 - 15,000, once owned by the late John Foulston, head of Atlantic Computers (and owner of 4 British motor racing circuits, including Brands Hatch). Barons also have an almost unique 1971 Aston Martin DBS 6 Convertible by Banham at £8,500 - 10,500 - you don’t see many of these.

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 accepting entries for the April 20th sale right up to the last minute. To view the latest lotlist, with car details and estimates, in colour in the Classic Driver Car Database please CLICK HERE

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Text - Steve Wakefield
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