Barons at Surrey Hall, Sandown Park, 7 December 2010 – Preview
1958 Aston Martin DB MKIII DHC, for restoration - £55,000 - 75,000
How many restoration projects are started but never finished? Sad as such stories can be, they nevertheless offer a cracking opportunity for some time-rich enthusiast who feels inspired to embark on a project such as… let’s see… the full rebuild of a 1958 Aston Martin DB MKIII DHC, perhaps?
The one at Barons’ forthcoming ‘Yuletide’ sale, on 7 December at the Surrey Hall, Sandown Park, could be yours for £70-90,000, if the estimate is accurate. Stripped down in readiness for a full restoration, there was a change of plans and the car has now been loosely reassembled and offered for sale.
If, however, you’d rather have DB MKIII DHC that’s at the opposite end of the scale – not only up and running but ‘immaculate’, we’re told – there’s a 1959 example, seeking £180-200,000. Also on the Aston Martin front, the Barons sale includes a 1953 DB 2/4 MKI Saloon, bought new in 1953 ‘by an elderly doctor’ and ‘used very sparingly up to 1966 when it was put into dry storage, and not moved again until 2002’. With a recorded mileage of just 10,987, the estimate is £80-100,000. There’s also a very early example (chassis no. 5005) of the DBS 6 Vantage, a 1968 model with an estimate of just £20-30,000, no doubt due to the fact that it’s been off the road for eight years.
1968 Aston Martin DBS 6 Vantage - £20,000 - 30,000
Other catalogue highlights include a 1935 SS1 Tourer with some competition history (estimate: £75-90,000); a 3.5-litre 1948 Mark V Saloon once owned by the Jaguar expert Paul Skilleter, and itself a veteran of Le Jog and Overland to India (estimate: £25-30,000); or how about the 2000 Bentley Arnage Red Label, once registered to the manager of Pink Floyd (estimate £25-£30,000)?
1935 Jaguar SS1 Tourer - £75,000 - 90,000
These, and many more, will go under the hammer in the huge Surrey Hall at Sandown, where – in deference to the season – sherry and mince pies will also be served.
Text - Charis Whitcombe
Photos - Barons
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