- Oct 17, 2010
Six-figure classic British GTs on the block at Barons
1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkI – Click above for high-res image
Motoring anglophiles will want to check out the upcoming Barons' auction at the Sandown Park horse racing track in Surrey, England. The auction house has a pair of rare classic coupes crossing the block in what looks like splendid condition and with exceptionally low mileage.
First up is a 1963 Bentley Continental Coupe by Mulliner. One of only 11 built (and one of eight right-hand drive models), the Mulliner coupe is reportedly in as-new condition with just 91,000 miles on the odometer, only 3,000 of which have been put on in the last 15 years. It's expected to fetch between £90,000 and £125,000 ($145k to 200k) when it goes up for grabs on October 26.
Barons' is also following up former Aston Martin chief David Brown's DB2/4 MkIII, which it sold last month for more than twice its top estimate at £207,000 ($330k), with another rare Aston: a 1953 DB2/4 MkI purchased new by an elderly doctor who barely ever drove it. It was mostly unused until its current owner bought and restored it. Only 11,000 miles have been put on the car overthe past 57 years, with presale estimates putting it in the same ballpark as the aforementioned Bentley.
There's more to read about in the press release after the jump, including a Jaguar E-Type, a Rolls-Royce, a '34 Talbot and a Ford GT40, so check it out.
RARE AND BEAUTIFUL BENTLEY AND ANOTHER 'HIDDEN' ASTON MARTIN SET TO STAR AT BARONS, SANDOWN PARK
Two splendid examples of British automotive history - a magnificent and very rare 1963 Bentley Continental and a 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkI that has covered less than 11,000 miles in 57 years - head the entry for Barons' October 26th sale at Sandown Park.
The 1963 Bentley Continental 2 Door Coupe by Mulliner is one of just eight examples built in right hand drive configuration, and one of only 11 built in total. The car has been in the care of just 3 owners from new and has an extensive history file - which includes a pre-purchase report prepared for a certain Mr Kingsley Riding-Felce of Aston Martin. It is now described as being in completely original and beautifully unmolested condition throughout and has covered a mere 3,000 miles in the last 15 years and a total warranted mileage of 91,000.
This rare and stunning Bentley Continental offers the opportunity to acquire a motor car of great distinction and exclusivity, which also offers a unique driving experience, unmatched by any of its contemporaries. Estimate: £90,000-£125,000.
Another 'hidden' Aston Martin
After the tremendous success of Barons' British Heritage Sale in September, which saw a 'lost' ex-David Brown Aston Martin DBMkIII sell for over twice top estimate at £207,000, Barons has now secured another remarkable representative of this iconic English marque.
The beautiful 1953 DB2/4 MkI was bought new in 1953 by an elderly doctor. He used it very sparingly into the 1970s when he put it into storage in his garage. It then lay unused until 2002, when the current owner bought it and commenced restoration. It has covered less than 11,000 miles in 57 years, and has not been driven on the public roads for over three decades. The original engine still sounds superb, and the car is in superb structural condition. It carries an estimate of £90,000-£120,000.
Other notable British entries for October 26th include a splendid 1953 Austin Healey 100-4 (£34000-37000), a concours-winning 1967 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 FHC (£55000-65000), four XK150s (two FHCs, two roadsters), a 1935 Rolls-Royce 20-25 Limousine by Thrupp & Maberly (£28500-33000), a 1934 Talbot 75 with Darracq Sports Saloon Coachwork (£34000-40000), a 1999 Ford (GTD) GT40 £37500-45000 and a charming 1979 Mini 1000 in 'as new' original condition, which has covered just 16,000 miles from new (£5500-£6500).
International style includes a stunning 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427 show car (£26000-29000), a very striking 1955 Oldsmobile 98-Rocket (£15000-£18000), plus a very rare and superbly presented 1967 Saab Sonett V4 (£10,000-12,000).
With over 60 lots on offer there is something for every taste and budget; which is what Barons aims for at all of its sales.
For further information or to consign a car to the sale, please email us, visit our website or call 08454 30 60 60.