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Ferrari 308 Non Runner Makes £24,600 at Barons

A 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi kept bidders busy at Barons’ sale at Sandown Park on April 17th. The bright red Italian sportscar, in storage for the past decade and now requiring re-commissioning, had a guide price starting at £13,000, but after a prolonged bidding battle it finally sold for £24,600.

In spite of unseasonably cold weather, the saleroom was busy with sensible "come and buy me" reserves resulting in lively bidding and excellent prices for the featured lots. This was also the first time that Barons had operated a live video link, allowing people to watch the auction action from the comfort of their own homes or offices.

This was also the first time that Barons had operated a live video link, allowing people to watch the auction action from the comfort of their own homes or offices via www.barons-auctions.com. Barons' MD Laurence Sayers-Gillan commented, "This is an exciting new development for us and one which we think will be a great advance for the future. On this trial occasion, the sound wasn't brilliant - something that will definitely be improved in time for the Jaguar Heritage sale - but the feedback from viewers was that they really enjoyed being a 'virtual part' of the saleroom, particularly when the bidding was fast and furious!"

Another strongly fought-over car was the 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 which has just emerged from 33 years in storage. It soon powered well past its £8,000 estimate, finally selling for £16,800. The buyer was overjoyed to secure the car, as owning a ‘big Healey’ has been an ambition for 10 years, and this rolling restoration offered him the opportunity to achieve his dream.

The rally-prepared 1969 MGC GT was a real bargain at £8,200, as it would cost at least three times the selling price to create an FIA approved historic rally car of this type. Having been laid up for five years, it needs re-commissioning, but will soon be ready to tackle those rally stages again.

The liveliest bidding was reserved for the aforementioned Ferrari 308GTBi and the 1993 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, albeit for completely different reasons. While the Ferrari had languished in storage for 10 years and required an MoT and re-commissioning, the Silver Spirit was a beautiful example of its type, with fabulous history and low mileage, selling for £13,450.(Full results of the sale appear below.)

Barons now turns its attention from the prancing horse of the Ferrari to the ‘big cats’, as it prepares for its annual Jaguar Heritage Sale at Sandown Park on May 29th. For further information, or to consign a car to the sale, visit www.barons-auctions.com, email info@barons-auctions.com or call 08454 30 60 60. 

Results, Barons, Sandown Park, April 17th

Year

Make

Model

Sold @ inc

1981

Ferrari

308 GTBi

£24,652.00

1960

Austin Healey

3000 MkI

£16,812.00

1993

Rolls-Royce

Silver Spirit III

£13,452.00

1964

Mercedes

220 SEB

£13,340.00

1999

Porsche

911 C4 Tiptronic

£11,772.00

1988

Bentley

Turbo R

£10,596.00

1970

MG

B Roadster

£10,204.00

1960

BMC

Mini

£8,860.00

1969

MG

CGT

£8,188.00

2001

Mercedes

SLK 32 AMG

£8,132.00

1971

MG

BGT

£7,292.00

1991

Nissan

Figaro

£6,844.00

1993

Mercedes

E320 Cabriolet

£6,452.00

1995

Mercedes

SL500

£5,164.00

1996

Rover

Mini Cooper S 1.3i

£4,492.00

1992

Mercedes

300SL 24V

£3,820.00

1973

MG

B Roadster

£3,708.00

2000

Mercedes

S280

£3,372.00

1976

MG

B Roadster

£2,984.00

1985

BMW

628CSi

£2,812.00

1983

Jaguar

Sovereign 5.3 HE Series 3

£2,588.00

1994

Mercedes

S500

£2,364.00

1998

Mercedes

E220 16V

£2,252.00

1988

Daimler

Double Six

£2,140.00

1983

Ford

Sierra XR4i

£1,692.00

 

6462 WK

Registration Number

£900.00

1988

Mercedes

300SE

£842.00

 

S1 NMA

Registration Number

£840.00

 

WGY 250

Registration Number

£756.00

 

YSV 674

Registration Number

£560.00

More and next sale details at www.barons-auctions.com

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