Barons offering free entry and consignment for October auction
Both sellers consigning their cars and buyers registering to bid can enter the British auctioneer's upcoming 20th anniversary sale for free
Barons auctioneers is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering free entry to bidders and sellers for its Autumn Classic sale at Sandown Park racecourse on October 27. Cars consigned to sale are usually charged £120, while bidders are normally asked to hand over £15 for access to the sale's catalogue, but both will be waived for their October auction.
The first Barons sale took place on September 28 1998 and was launched by Formula 1 driver and television presenter Tiff Needell. A Rover was the first lot to go under the hammer, with the sale also including a charity lot sold on behalf of BEN, a charity that supports those involved in the automotive industry and their families.
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Sandown Park has been the most frequent host venue in Barons' 163 sale history, primarily down to its proximity to Heathrow Airport, although there has also been sales in other venues in the UK, such as the Donington Park, and overseas.
One of the most notable sales took place at Sandown in 2010, when a 'lost' 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk3 drophead rolling restoration sold for over £206,000. The car previously belonged to David Brown, previously owner of Aston Martin, and spent three decades under a tarpaulin before appearing at Sandown.
In 2015 Barons' auction record was broken when a restoration project sold for £726,000. The record was broken again shortly after by a 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk1 Volante Vantage, in unrestored original condition. It sold for £781,000. Cars once owned by Peter Sellers, Frank Sinatra and Stanley Kubrick have also been sold by Barons.
As well as the location of Sandown, another recurring theme on the Barons calendar has been a Jaguar Heritage auction, stemming from the fact that the founders of the auctioneers were Jaguar experts.
To get free entry either as a seller or a bidder for the Autumn Classic sale on October 27, visit Barons' website.
Classic Cars for Sale
Jaguar XJS Convertible V12 5.3L Auto This amazing condition Jaguar is registered 1988 and has only covered a documented 43812 miles since new Accompanied by a superb full service history from new and includes original sales brochure, handbooks etc Absolutely stunning condition all round and drives like new. Specification includes, Electric windows, Electric seats and heated seats, Electric roo
Wonderful condition Displaying only 26,160 actual miles! Numbers matching 5.6 liter V8 engine Final production model year 560SL! One of only 5,351 built Stunning color combination Includes both removable factory hardtop and folding soft top Options Include: Climate Control Air Conditioning Leather Seats With Folding Drivers aArmrest Power Windows Power Locks Power 4-W
The car comes complete with build photos, , and, well, you just can’t compete with that look. It’s not cheap, but you couldn’t duplicate this car at this price, and the only cars that can run with it cost many thousands more. This is one of the best-looking, best-driving early Camaros we’ve ever offered.Inside, the original blue interior was gutted and tossed, replaced by a combination of
Unique Autocraft "Python" Cobra Pete Gottlieb, Martin De'Ath and Kris Brown founded the company in 1981 in Harlow Essex. The production ran until 1993.The total created was about 99 cars. This superb example was correctly Q registered in 16/10/1986. This Cobra has just had a extensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration. Finished in unmarked Tahiti blue coachwork with Wimbledon white stripes.