Barons Classic Action Results, Sandown Park, December 7th


Despite the freezing weather and record snowfalls over the preceding
few days, Barons managed to host a cracking Yuletide Sale at Sandown   
Park on December 7th

It may have been icy outside, but things soon warmed up in the  
saleroom, as 44 cars found new owners just in time for Christmas. It  
was difficult to pick a star lot, as there were some beautiful  
machines on offer but the highest price was paid for the magnificent  
1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII DHC. This elegant car has been in the  
ownership of one family since it was just three months old, and sold  
for £175,500.

Somewhat further down the price scale, but equally notable, was the  
‘time warp’ 1970 MkI Ford Escort Delux, which has covered just 2,600  
miles in 40 years. It definitely caught buyers’ imaginations, and, at   
£8,950, achieved well over double its estimate.

Another DB MKIII – this time a restoration project, offered as a  
rolling shell with a number of boxes containing the removed parts -  
made a very decent £70,000, and the 1935 SS1 Tourer achieved £78,250.

“Our Yuletide Sale is always popular, and I know that at least a  
couple of the lots are destined to be surprise Christmas presents for  
some very lucky enthusiasts. The result shows that not even the worst  
of the weather can keep buyers away if the cars on offer are  
attractive enough,” said Barons’ MD, Laurence Sayers-Gillan.

“Of course, there must be cars there to buy, and our decision to open  
the Surrey Hall a day early proved a good one. Just one entry was  
withdrawn, in spite of the snow and ice, and we thank those vendors  
who brought their cars on the Sunday, thus avoiding the rush on Monday  
morning. With 65% of the cars on offer sold, this was an excellent  
result and brings 2010 to very healthy close.”

To round the year off in style, Barons has receive its own Christmas  
present – it has been awarded the Octane Magazine ‘2010 Auction Car of  
the Year’ award for the ‘lost’, ex-David Brown Aston Martin DBMKIII  
DHC that it sold in September. After languishing under a tarpaulin, on  
an open trailer, for 32 years, this very special piece of Aston Martin  
history sold at Barons for £207,000.

Barons’ next sale is its Classic, Historic and Sports Car auction, at  
Sandown Park on February 8th 2011. For further information or to  
consign a car to this sale, please visit,  
email or call 08454 306060.

  Full results of Barons’ Yuletide Sale appear below:

Results, Barons, December 7th 2010

  1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII DHC, £175,460

1935 Jaguar (SS Cars) SS1 Tourer, £78,235

1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, £67,061

1958 Aston Martin DB MKIII DHC, £67,061

1964 Ford Lotus Cortina SE MKI £32,419

1951 Jaguar MKV Saloon £27,949

1979 Aston Martin AM V8 Convertible £25,379

1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Limousine £25,155

1968 Aston Martin DBS 6 Vantage £22,361

1965 Mercedes 230SL Pagoda £20,126

1994 Bentley (R-R) Turbo S Saloon £18,729

1984 Porsche 911 Turbo £15,545

2002 Maserati Spyder Cambiacorsa, £13,198

1961 Jaguar MKII 3.8 Saloon, £11,466

1970 Ford Escort MK1 1300 Delux, £8,951

1973 Datsun 240Z, £7,946

1964 Bentley (R-R) S3 LWB Saloon, £7,834

1969 Ford Escort Mexico replica, £7,052

1976 Jaguar XJS Coupe, £6,493

1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, £6,158

1962 Morris Minor Convertible, £4,593

1980 Mercedes 450SLC, £4,593

1991 Mercedes 500SL 32 Valve, £4,593

1960 Austin (BMC) Mini Moke, £4,481

1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0 Coupe, £4,481

1979 Land Rover Range Rover, £4,370

1989 Daimler (Jaguar) Sovereign 3.6 Saloon, £4,370

1988 Chevrolet (GM) Corvette C4 Targa £3,587

1966 Fiat 500, £3,531

1998 Jaguar XJ8 3.2 Executive Saloon, £3,084

1991 Mercedes 230E, £2,917

1973 MG (BMC) Midget, £2,637

1997 Subaru SVX 3.3 Coupe, £2,414

1983 Land Rover Range Rover, £2,246

1993 Mercedes 320CE 24V Coupe, £2,135

1980 Lancia Beta 2.0 Spider, £2,023

1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0 Saloon, £2,023

1990 BMW 325i SE Saloon, £1,967

1985 Mercedes 230E, £1,911

1993 Ford Escort RS 2000, £1,911

1989 Mercedes 500SE, £1,911

1997 MG (Rover) MGF 1.8 VVTi, £1,855

1996 Jaguar XJ6 3.2 Executive Saloon, £1,138

1993 Mercedes 500SEL Saloon £688



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