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Last Minute Entries for Barons 23rd March Classic Auction


With vehicles representing every decade from the 1920s to the 2000s,  

and a host of different nationalities - American, British, German,  

Italian and Japanese - Barons’ sale of classic, collectors’ and sports  

cars at Sandown Park on March 23rd really does offer something for  

everyone. Highlights include:


1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s

The earliest car in the sale is the rare 1929 De Soto CJ Six 2 Seat  

Phaeton, which was built in the first production year of De Soto. It  

is in the same livery as the CJ Six that is displayed at the Chrysler  

Museum  (estimate £12000-14000). The charming 1935 Austin 7 Ruby Opal  

is another rare machine. The open two seater has benefited from a full  

restoration (£7500-9000). Moving into the 1940s, the 1948 Alvis TA14  

is ripe for light restoration (£4500-5000).


1950s and ‘60s

Two very different cars represent the 1950s. The the strikingly  

glamourous 1951 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe BelAir 2 Door Sedan has  

undergone a total restoration to a very high standard (£23000-26000),  

while the highly collectable, quirky little 1958 Morris Cowley Pick-Up  

is in amazingly original condition (£4000-5000).


The March 23rd sale features a number of cars from the 1960s which  

really highlight the breezy atmosphere of that decade. These include a  

fine 1967 Sunbeam Alpine MKV originally bought as a birthday present  

for a lady and used sparingly on high days and holidays in fine  

weather only (£4750-5750) and an extremely rare 1968 Fiat 500  

Giardiniera which is in outstanding original condition. This rare  

‘suicide door’ version is an original RHD car which has covered just  

33,000 miles in the hands of its only owner (£8,500-10,000).


The 1969 MGC GT has benefited from the upgrades offered by Downton  

Engineering. The MGC is rare enough but examples with the Downton mods  

are rarer still. This example represents an excellent opportunity to  

acquire a possible candidate for historic competition and a great  

classic tourer ( £7000-8000).


Iconic Italian sports cars of this period are represented by the  

beautiful 1967 Boat Tail Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider 1600 which has  

covered just 40,000 miles from new.  This little gem has won a number  

of concours awards with the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, including Best in  

Class, overall Master Class at National Alfa Day and ladies class at  

local Alfa Owners Club events (£16000-18000).


And what sale featuring 1960s cars would be complete with an example  

of the classic American muscle car of the period? The bright red 1967  

Ford Mustang GT Coupe is a real head-turner (£10000-13000). American  

luxury is also represented by an example of the most tested car of

its period, a Lincoln Continental Convertible. Lincoln was so  

confident in the quality of the build, that it sold the Continental  

with a 24-month warranty, something unheard of in the 1960s. With just  

3000 or so convertibles being built each year they are now a rare sight.


1970s and ‘80s

The 1970 Alfa Romeo 1300 Guilia-Stepfront GTA Replica is a replica of  

most sought after Guilia model. Sporting GTA interior, GTA alloys, GTA  

alloy doors, steering wheel, and door handles, the car is equipped  

with the 1300cc, twin-cam engine, 5 speed manual transmission and  

lowered suspension (£15000-17000).


The rare RHD 1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 Targa was, until recently, a Jersey  

car, being supplied by Porsche Dealer Jones Garage, for whom it was a  

demonstrator. This example is completely original and in remarkable  

condition - lifting the interior mats reveals floors as good as when  

the car was new. It has been known by the vendor from new and owned by  

his father twice, in 1993 and again from 2002 to 2010. The car has  

covered just 75,000 miles in its life (£20000-25000). Another  

quintessential ‘70s German car is the 1977 Mercedes 350SL. It is in  

outstanding condition, with one lady owner for the past 24 years  



A great British classic of the ‘70s is on offer in the form of a 1979  

Aston Martin V8SIII with Harvey Bailey handling kit. This fine machine  

has been maintained by marque specialists Rikki Cann (£21000-24000). A  

very different British icon of that era is the 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver  

Shadow II. This two-owner car has covered just 36,700 miles from new  

and is offered complete with the original purchase invoice for £27,000  

and letters to the first owner from the supplying dealer, along with  

the original 8 track player and a selection of tapes (£11000-13000).


1980s to date

The 1982 Aston Martin V8 S3 has had one driver and covered 61,000  

miles from new (£20000-25000).  Other cars on offer from the 1980s  

include two 1989 Porsches - a 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet (£13000-15000)  

and a Carrera 4 (£10500-12000) - and a superb little 1989 Mini 30  

Special Edition, which has clocked up just 21,600 miles over its  

lifetime (£3000-4000).


The 1990s are represented by a range of sporty German cars, including  

several Mercedes and an impressive 1999 BMW Alpina B10 (£6500-7500).  

English sports cars also feature here, in the form of a 1992 TVR S3  

2.9 which was stored for 10 years (£3750-4750). Finally, bringing the  

sale into this decade, the newest vehicles in the sale include a fine  

2001 Mercedes SL320 (£11000-13000).


For further information on any of the cars in the sale, please visit 

, call 08454 306060 or email  A full list of  

vehicles consigned to date appears below:


1970 Alfa Romeo 1300 Guilia-Stepfront GTA Replica £15000-17000

1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider 1600 £16000-18000

1948 Alvis TA14  £4500-5000

1982 Aston Martin V8 S3   £20000-25000

1979 Aston Martin V8SIII  £21000-24000

1935 Austin 7 Ruby Opal £7500-9000

1989 Mini 30 Special Edition  £3000-4000

1990 BMW 320i Cabriolet £1000-1500

1999 BMW Alpina B10-Number 170 3.2 litre £6500-7500

1951 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe BelAir 2 Door Sedan -£23000-26000

1985 Daimler Double Six Saloon   £3500-5000

1929 De Soto CJ Six 2 Seat Phaeton -£12000-14000

1968 Fiat 500 Giardiniera  £8500-10000

2003 Ford FT250 Lariat 6.0 Turbo Diesel £15000-17000

1967 Ford Mustang GT Coupe  £10000-13000

1960 Jaguar MKII 3.8 Sports Saloon-Automatic £3500-5000

1990 Jaguar XJRS 6.0 Coupe-Jaguar Sport 6.0 V12 £4750-6000

1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible £15000-17000

1990 Mercedes Benz 300CE £1850-2500

1992 Mercedes 260E 6 Door Limousjne £3500-4500

1983 Mercedes 280SL £5500-6500

1979 Mercedes 350SL £4250-5250

1977 Mercedes 350SL £10000-12000

1984 Mercedes 380SL £3500-4500

1983 Mercedes 380SL £2000-3000

1994 Mercedes CL500 Coupe £5500-7500

2000 Mercedes CLK 320 Avantgarde Coupe £3750-4500

1999 Mercedes CLK 320 Elegance Convertible £5250-6000

1994 Mercedes E220 Sportline Cabriolet £6000-7000

1996 Mercedes E320 Cabriolet Sportline £6000-8000

2001 Mercedes SL320 £11000-13000

1995 Mercedes SL320 £6500-7500

1971 MGB Roadster £2500-4000

1969 MGC GT £7000-8000

1964 MG Midget MKII £3000-5000

1974 MG Midget MKIII 1275 £2000-3000

1995 Mitsubishi FTO Mivec Coupe £1750-2750

1958 Morris Cowley Pick-Up £4000-5000

1989 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet £13000-15000

1989 Porsche Carrera 4 £10500-12000

1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 Targa RHD £20000-25000

1985 944 Coupe £1700-2500

1990 Porsche 944 16 Valve Turbo £3500-4500

1990 Porsche 944S2 Cabriolet £5500-6500

1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe £7000-10000

1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II £11000-13000

1967 Sunbeam Alpine MKV £4750-5750

1992 TVR S3 2.9 £3750-4750



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