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
Wonderful condition displaying lots of originality! Largely original interior Desirable 1973½ model with BOSCH CIS fuel-injection One of only 1,944 built Matching numbers 2.4 liter engine with hydraulic tensioner upgrade Stunning factory correct color combination Last model year for the small bumper, longhood Porsche 911! Several rare factory options including: Power Sun
Spectacular, incredibly well preserved condition Displaying only 18,330 actual miles! Rare & desirable “Diamond Jubilee” Edition Continental Mark V (an $8,000 upgrade when new) One of only 2,557 finished in “Jubilee Gold” Maintained by the original owner for over a decade! Praised as “the most luxurious production automobile we’ve ever built” by Ford Motor Company B
Wonderful condition Displaying only 45,550 actual miles! Rare and desirable 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe One of only 2,916 brought to the U.S. Numbers matching engine and highly desirable Getrag G50 5-speed manual transmission Stunning factory correct color combination Documentation includes owner’s manual, tool kit, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity Well furnished
C2 Corvette Stingray. This iconic car is in stunning original condition Manufactured 1966 , 327 cid 300bhp Convertible Matching numbers and a genuine 47,800 miles with provenance. The car was specified from new in Sunfire Yellow with black interior, black soft-top, teak steering wheel and four speed manual. Included in the history is its original bill of sale and original copy of title to it