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Classic E type pips Ex Chris Evans Ferrari
19th July 2012
TO BE FIRST PAST THE POST AS RED BEAUTIES WIN THE DAY AT SANDOWN PARK
Red was definitely the colour of the day at Barons sale at Sandown Park on July 17th, with the four top-selling cars all sporting vibrant scarlet bodywork. The registration number TOP 10 and a Riley Elf with a criminal past also featured on the sold list.
A very fine deep red Jaguar E-type S3 V12 Roadster from 1975 - the final year of production attracted spirited bidding and drove past top estimate and ahead of the pack to take the No. 1 slot. Having sold for just under 36,000, it is departing British shores to live in Austria.
Hot on its heels was the rosso corsa 1989 Ferrari 328GTS formerly owned by Chris Evans. This has covered just 25,000 miles since new and, as one would expect of a car which had formed part of the collection of such a famous Ferrari enthusiast, it has an immaculate service record. The eye-catching prancing horse galloped off to its new home for 34,750.
Third place went to a magnificent 1995 Sebring Red Bentley Continental R, which sold for 28,000, while the fourth highest price of the day was the 20,730 paid by a Welsh buyer for the scarlet 1961 Chrysler 300G. This had been bought and restored in 1997 by Chrysler UK, who displayed it in their head office and used it for promotion and advertising.
Next highest price was the 20,720 paid by a determined telephone bidder for the memorable registration number TOP 10.
Other interesting lots included the (currently also red!) 1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1 1/2 4.2 FHC restoration project (9,532) and the lovely little one-owner 1969 Riley Elf MKIII. In the early 1970s this was stolen from outside its owners home and used as the getaway car in an armed robbery. It was recovered completely unscathed, the only souvenir of its adventure being a bullet left on the back seat! It sold at Sandown Park for 2,812.
Evidence that good quality always sells was present in abundance at this sale, with three MGs and a Triumph Spitfire racking up strong prices for the model. The pretty MG Midget 1500 made a very respectable 4,700 and the low-mileage Spitfire was slightly ahead at 5,600. Both of the MG BGT V8s made good money at 8,100 for the bracken example and 9,600 for the low-mileage purple car. And, while not a true classic though potentially a future one - the 2001 Alpina BMW B10 3.3 Touring created a huge amount of interest and was bid well past its reserve to finally sell for an all-inclusive 10,316.
1937 Hotchkiss Riviera and 1958 Mercedes 190SL lead September entry
Barons returns to Sandown Park on September 17th. Early entries include a very rare and beautifully-restored 1937 Hotchkiss Riviera DHC (37,5000-45,000) and a splendid 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, complete with both soft and hard top (30,000-40,000). Both cars can be seen at Barons stand at the International Autojumble at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on September 8th and 9th.
Full results of the July 17th sale appear below.
1975 Jaguar E-type S3 V12 Roadster 35,840.00
1989 Ferrari 328GTS 34,720.00
1995 Bentley Continental R 28,012.00
1961 Chrysler (USA) 300G 20,732.00
Registration number TOP 10 20,720.00
1965 Ford (USA) Thunderbird Convertible 13,732.00
1993 Porsche 911/964 10,500.00
2001 Alpina (BMW) B10 3.3 Touring 10,316.00
1973 MG BGT V8 9,644.00
1967 Jaguar E-type S1.5 4.2 FHC 9,532.00
1974 MG BGT V8 8,076.00
1983 Porsche 911SC 7,964.00
1981 Triumph Spitfire 1500 5,612.00
1972 MG BGT 5,612.00
1974 MG Midget MKIII 4,716.00
1997 Volkswagen Beetle 1600 3,820.00
1993 Land Rover Range Rover 4.2 LSE 3,708.00
1990 Jaguar XJRS Sport 3,148.00
1969 Riley Elf MKIII 2,812.00
1989 Mercedes 560SEC 2,688.00
1986 BMW 635CSiA 2,576.00
1999 Jaguar S-type 3.0 Saloon 2,364.00
1967 Jaguar 420 Saloon 2,240.00
1989 BMW 320i Cabriolet (E30) 1,592.00
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