Barons: British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars

Barons returned to their regular Sandown Park Race Course location for their British Heritage, Classic and Sports cars sale on Tuesday 5th June. The catalogue included an unusually large number of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, a stunning Jaguar E-Type, and a handful of bargains that seemed tempting propositions.


Classic Car Auction Results analysis:

Available lots: 61

Lots sold: 40

Sell-through rate: 65.5%

Total sales amount: £578,685

Average vehicle value: £14,467

Individual results can be viewed by clicking here.

Click on each lot listing to view past auction results for each car.


1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit – sold for £4,000

This may appear to be a £4,000 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit, but in reality, it’s an £8,000 car. Well, you’d be silly to purchase a Rolls Royce at this end of the market and not budget for remedial work, but assuming you do, it looks like a great buy to us. Maybe it’s because we’ve just watched the latest Harry’s Garage film where Harry Metcalfe drives his £4,000 Rolls to the arctic circle, but either way, it looks like a whole lot of fun to us.


1991 Porsche 928 GT Manual – sold for £20,900

The 928 was intended to replace the 911 and was engineered as such. Anyone who has driven one will attest to the fact that it is a fast, high-quality vehicle, yet it has sat in the shadow of its older brother since launch. The specs of this one are ideal – manual transmission with a limited slip differential, but it will need some attention as it’s been sitting since 2008. Prices are increasing and £20k for a car that needs work is a sure sign. It’s got us asking if the day of the 928 is dawning?


1996 Lotus Elise S1 – sold for £8,580

Irrespective of cost, the Lotus Elise is one of the best driver’s cars ever built, and this is about the cheapest that we’ve ever seen. True, there’s a lot to look out for when buying a cheap Elise, because it’s bonded aluminium chassis makes repair work very difficult. Crash damage and corrosion are the main concerns. However, despite having a reasonably leggy 105,000 miles on the Stack odometer, the description suggests that this example has been carefully maintained and has had recent engine work. It would be a gamble for sure, but a great investment if it paid off.



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