Barons Classic & Collectors Car Sandown Park April 29th

. April 17, 2008

Entries are still open for Barons’ Classic and Collectors’ Car Sale at Sandown Park, Surrey on April 29th, which features a strong entry from British marques. The sale is headlined by the 1921 ex-Henry Royce experimental ‘Goshawk’ 20hp, believed to be the oldest-surviving example of this ‘baby’ Rolls-Royce (estimate £30,000-£50,000). Another interesting early Rolls-Royce on offer is the regal 1937 20/30 Limousine with division by Hooper, complete with original chassis sales invoice, specification sheet and coachbuilder’s plans plus bespoke additions list (estimate £18,000-£25,000).

A charming 1959 Austin Healey ‘Frog Eye’ Sprite which has just finished a 25-year nut and bolt restoration offers a good opportunity to acquire an ‘as new’ classic, with rebuilt engine and gearbox, rebuilt brakes and suspension, new wiring loom, new interior, new hood, new side screens etc. It has been in the same family’s ownership for 39 years and carries an estimate of £8,000-10,000.

Barons is also inviting entries from Jaguar owners – there is a Jaguar Heritage element to the event, and the company has a strong record in achieving excellent prices for this most popular marque. Entries here include a very rare manual + overdrive transmission 1968 Daimler V8 250 saloon, one of just a few hundred ever produced. It has been extensively restored and finished in willow green with sage green interior (estimate £7,500-£9,000).

Turning away from British cars, those inspired by the hit TV series ‘Life on Mars’ to “Fire up the Quattro” should be interested in the 1987 Chrome Yellow Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe. During its three-year restoration, 7,000 miles ago, the car was fitted with a 220bhp, 20 valve, twin-cam engine from the later RR Quattro, and is very quick. A less speedy, but equally eye-catching German machine, the striking 1967 Fintail Mercedes 230, is likely to turn a few heads on its way to the sale – the vendor is driving this very original car from Bath to Sandown Park (estimate £6,000-£8,000).

Iconic American cars are represented by the stunning black 1965 Ford Mustang 289 Fastback, which now sports a 289 bored to + 030equipped with 302 heads, Edelbrock performance cam, four barrel 650CFM carburettor, MSD electronic ignition system, Hooker 8 branch headers, Flowmaster dual exhaust and Locker differential. Over the past 12 months it has been the subject of over £4000 worth of expenditure, including all new shocks, new brakes, ball joints, steering arms, all the necessary MoT changes for UK use, and new steering wheel (estimate £13,000-£18,000).

The 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible is another crowd-puller. This legendary model will forever have an infamous connection to John F Kennedy and Dealey Plaza, Dallas. The bright red six-seater machine at Barons, with its innovative power hood, is a tremendous amount of car for £11,000-£13,000.

To consign a car for the April 29th sale, or to be kept informed about entries as they are confirmed, visit www.barons-auctions.com, call 08454 306060 or email info@barons-auctions.com.

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