Barons’ sale at Sandown Park next Tuesday (October 30th) features some particularly stylish entries.
Ferrari fans can choose between the fully restored bright red (Rosso Corsa) 1981 308GTSI (£27,500-30,000) and the gleaming silver 2000 456M GTA Auto (£25,500-28,000).
And Italian car buffs in search of something a little more compact should be charmed by the lovely right-hand-drive 1965 Fiat 500D. This three-owner from new car, which has covered just 35,000 miles in the past 47 years, carries an estimate of £7,500-9,000.
German automotive style is comprehensively represented, with leading lots including the right-hand-drive, completely original 1981 BMW M3 Convertible (£24,000-27,000) and a very good looking 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL (£28,500-33,500).
Britain, of course, has its own share of head-turning car designs, and the two E-type Jaguar fixed head coupés on offer at Sandown Park are very fine examples of this hugely popular sports car. The red 1964 S1 3.8 version – which spent several years of its life residing at the prestigious Waterside restaurant in Bray, Berkshire – has been meticulously maintained by its present owner, and is offered at £37,000-40,000. And the 1972 Primrose Yellow S3 – complete with interesting registration number BRA 500K – has been the subject of £20,000 worth of expenditure over the past 12 months (£18,000-22,000).
1950s British motoring glamour is showcased in ‘XLF 9’, the superb – and very rare – 1956 Ford MkII Zephyr convertible. This splendid machine received a comprehensive, ground-up nut and bolt restoration starting in 2006, and has been used only sparingly over the past four years since the restoration was complete – and then only on dry days when there was no risk of salt on the roads. A multiple concours winner, it featured in the 100 Years of Ford parade in the 2011 Goodwood Revival. £25,000-30,000.
Whilst Ford, Jaguar, Triumph, MG etc. feature well in the sale, the history of British motoring is also populated with small manufacturers, and two of these are represented at Sandown Park on October 30th. One British rarity is the sleek, potent, 415bhp 2003 Noble M12 GTO-3R (£24,750-£27,000), while another – and poles apart in the styling stakes – is the 1972 Panther J72 4.2. This distinctive car has covered a quite remarkable 13,500 miles in 40 years – and only 1,500 of these have been travelled in the past 24 years! £35,500-£38,500.
Other interesting entries include a Range Rover once owned by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame, a 1997 Ginetta G27 Type B originally raced by the (then)Top Gear presenter Vicky Butler-Henderson, and a very handsome, right-hand-drive, British-assembled 1934 Hudson Terraplane Challenger.
For further information about any of the cars in the sale, please view Baron’s online sale catalogue at barons-auctions.com, email
or call 08454 30 60 60.
Viewing for next week’s sale is from 15.00 to 19.30 on Monday (October 29th) and from 9.00-13.00 on Tuesday, with the sale starting at 13.30.