Market: £52k Merc 230SL tops £506k haul at Sandown Park
Pagoda Mercedes stars at Barons’ Spring Classic auction, with £46k spent on Jaguar E-type S1 3.8 Coupé project and Mini Cooper 1071S fetching £43k
Top seller beneath the grandstand at the recent Barons’ Spring Classic at Sandown Park Racecourse was a 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL. The Pagoda-top model, which had some renewed panels beneath an earlier respray along with refreshed chrome, went for £51,700 including premium.
Among the 43 changes of ownership during this 67 percent sold, £506,035 event on Saturday April 21 were a 1994 MG RV8 repatriated from Japan in 2004 and a 1975 Triumph Stag Auto with photo-recorded 2010 restoration. These sold for £18,700 and £15,750 respectively. A 1993 Bentley Turbo R Auto with full Bentley stamped service history went for £11,000, too.
Second past the post at the Esher, Surrey racecourse was a US-sourced 1966 Jaguar E-type S1 3.8 Fixed Head. Dismantled and part-restored in primer, with much of the project in boxes, it was taken on for £45,650. A 1966 Mk2 3.8 on wires with factory-fitted sunroof, all-synchro box and overdrive, brake upgrade and power-steering, sold for £22,550.
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The oldest American to get hammered here, and by far the largest to accommodate at any new home in the UK, was a 1930 Nash 494 Straight Eight Sedan. The RHD model had been driven fewer than 100 miles since restoration, and made £44,000 – forecast money. The earliest automobile on offer was a 1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose Tourer. It appeared to be pleasantly patinated following restoration in the 1990s, and sold for £15,125.
A previously restored 1972 Triumph TR6 outperformed its pre-sale estimate by more than £10,000 to sell for £28,325. Even sharper cosmetically, and mechanically overhauled, too, was a 1972 GT6 on Minilites. It sold for £17,325 – again, more than the guide price.
An MGC GT on steel wheels with ye olde hubcaps – a very late example from 1970, which had been driven 77,000 miles – had the benefit of a Downton cylinder head and triple SU carbs. It sold for £17,050, £4000 more than the top estimate.
Another genuine Mk1 Mini Cooper S – the 54th from last 1071S, produced in 1964 – was guided at £35,000-40,000. It inspired much interest, to the point where it was knocked down for £39,000, forecast money. It cost the next investor £42,900 with premium, which was well above the £11,768 average spent on classics at this auction.
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