Barons Sale 3rd February 2004 Sandown Park, Esher
Barons’ first sale of the year includes such regular favourites as Bentley Turbo saloons from £7,000 and a variety of W107 Mercedes SLs. Two years too late for 2001, motoring film buffs will have a chance to buy the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL that once belonged to famous director Stanley Kubrick for £3,000 – 5,000. There is also a one-family owned Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I LWB for £13,000 – 20,000.
For those with more sporting tastes there are two Lancia Integrales. This 1988 8v is estimated at £4,000 – 5,000.The example shown here was originally supplied in Switzerland and is said to have been maintained by Lancia Switzerland on a "no expense spared" basis. The car was imported into the UK in 1998, is understood to have been very well maintained since and has full service history. Another car is entered, a white 1988 16V, at £3,000 – 5,000.
The 1957 Bentley S1 2-Door Saloon by James Young, £20,000 – 30,000, is said to be one of three two-door saloons built by James Young between 1955 and 1959. It’s one of three Bentleys entered, the others being turbocharged saloons, a 1984 Mulsanne Turbo £7,000 - 9,000 and a 1991 Turbo R at £18,000 – 19,500. Apart from the previously mentioned LWB Shadow I, there are two other Shadow IIs (a 1977 at £5,000 – 7,000 and a 1978 at £4,000 – 6,000 ) and another 1975 Shadow I (regular wheelbase) for £5,000 – 6,500, as well as a 1982 Silver Spirit for £5,500 – 6,000.
No less than five Mk II Jaguars will be sold with prices ranging from £3,800 – 5,000 for a 1962 2.4 Man O/d to £15,000 – 20,000 for a 1961 3.4 Man O/d. The latter is interesting, being as it is a one-owner car from new and finished in Old English White with Red leather with wire wheels looks every inch the classic Mk II.
Lastly, a 1971 Jensen Interceptor II. At £6,500 – 8,000, this particular car has been the property of the wife of a Barons director and seems to represent the chance to buy a bespoke GT car at reasonable money. And for a bit of fun, why not bid for the 1969 Austin Mini Cooper at £4,000 – 6,000? Its complete with a BMI Heritage Certificate (to support its identity) and is fully prepared for Historic Rallying being equipped with a 1380cc engine, roll cage, full harness seat belts, uprated disc brakes, oil cooler, FIA fuel cut-off switches, fire extinguisher system, driving lights and a spare set of alloy road wheels. Just the job for some historic special stages this summer or a rather cosy machine for two-up semi-competitive touring.
Remember Barons are now able to offer pre-auction viewing on the Monday preceding their sales. This additional 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.
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