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1963 Bentley Continental Makes £159,000 at Auction

 

Barons’ October 26th event at Sandown Park was the second-best sale in  the 12 years since Laurence Sayers-Gillan founded the classic and  collectors’ car auction house. The star of the sale was the beautiful and extremely rare 1963 Bentley Continental 2 Door Coupe by Mulliner, which romped up to £159,000 gross after a protracted battle, which finally came down to a single bidder in the hall versus a telephone bidder, who was the eventual buyer. The packed hall burst into applause as the hammer fell.

One of just eight examples built in right hand drive configuration, and one of only 11 built in total, the Bentley was in completely original condition. But while it may have been the ultimate star car, there were also some significant prices achieved for a pair of Jaguar E-type FHC’s. The lovely 1969 Series Two went for an impressive £31,860 gross and the 1967 Series One 4.2, a very healthy £53,000. In fact, Jaguars were very much in vogue on the day, with seven out of the top ten cars being representatives of this legendary marque.

The event also saw the sale of a mint-condition SAAB Sonnet II V4, which achieved £9,790 gross. Barons’ auctioneer Fabian Hine admitted that he had never offered such a car in his 37-year career and most auction-goers had never even seen one.

Barons’ Managing Director, Laurence Sayers-Gillan, commented, "This was an excellent result and was not only significant for the sale of the Bentley. With a total of over £544,000 and 37 cars finding new owners, the result was very good all-round."

"We now look forward to our popular annual Yuletide Classic sale at Sandown Park on December 7th. This is already looking good with some very tasty consignments, including a lovely SSI Tourer, an Aston Martin DBS 6 with ZF manual box, a rare Lotus Cortina SE MKI and other interesting motor cars.’

For further information please visit www.barons-auctions.com or email info@barons-auctions.com 

Full results below.

 

1963 Bentley (H.J. Mulliner) Continental Coupe - £159,000

 

1958 Jaguar XK150 Roadster - £55,886

 

1967 Jaguar E-type S1 4.2 FHC - £53,093

 

1958 Jaguar XK150SE DHC - £42,350

 

1959 Jaguar XK150 FHC - £32,419

 

1969 Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 FHC - £31,860

 

1974 Jaguar E-type S3 Roadster - £27,390

 

1953 Oldsmobile 98 Sedan - £14,539

 

1962 Jaguar MKII 3.8 Saloon - £12,186

 

1967 Saab Sonett II V4 - £9,789

 

2002 Lotus Elise Sports Tourer - £9,342

 

1969 Chevrolet (GM) Camaro SS Coupe - £8,951

 

1987 Bentley (R-R) Mulsanne Saloon - £7,499

 

1968 Lancia Flavia Coupe - £7,499

 

1968 Jaguar MKII 3.4/340 Saloon - £6,269

 

1972 Mercedes 280SE - £6,158

 

1990 Mercedes SL300 - £5,878

 

1965 Triumph 2000 MKI Saloon - £5,878

 

1988 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 Convertible - £5,040

 

1973 MG B Roadster - £4,481

 

1993 Mercedes E320 Convertible - £4,370

 

1987 BMW 635 CSi £4,146

 

2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport - £4,146

 

1985 Jaguar XJ6 3.4 Saloon - £3,643

 

1983 Mercedes 280SL - £3,364

 

1968 Daimler (Jaguar) 250 V8 Saloon - £3,364

 

1986 Chevrolet (GM) Corvette Coupe - £3,140

 

1988 Fiat X1-9 - £2,805

 

1990 Mercedes 300CE - £2,749

 

1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Sports 2000 - £2,470

 

1992 Mercedes - 300CE - £2,358

 

1984 Rover (BL) SD1 2600 VDP - £2,302

 

1989 Mercedes 500SE - £2,135

 

1980 MG (BL) B GT - £2,117

 

1990 Mercedes 300SE - £1,288

 

1990 Mercedes 300CE- £1,288

 

1996 Rover 100 Kensington - £588

 

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