The best-selling lots at Barons’ Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection sale at Sandown Park on July 18th were two pieces of classic British motoring heritage, both of which exceeded top estimate. The bright red 1970 Jaguar E-type Series 2 FHC achieved £51,700 while the handsome 1964 Jensen CV8 sold for just under £49,000.
Queen guitarist Brian May raised over £6,300 for animal charity Save Me when the 1952 Jowett Javelin he brought for his father 35 years ago went under the hammer at the sale. Enthusiastic bidding and strong pre-sale publicity meant that the car went for over top estimate, with the lucky new owner acquiring a charismatic family classic car previously owned by rock royalty.
Barons’ Auction Manager, Tim Gascoigne, commented: “As per last year, the aim of our Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection sale is to offer a smaller selection of high-quality cars, and we were certainly able to achieve that. The hall was full of interesting and top quality cars, and we've received some great feedback from customers who attended the auction. We're a family-run business that prides itself on honesty, integrity and great service, and the marketplace certainly seems to be reacting positively to that now.
“Some wonderful cars found new homes on Tuesday, most notably the series 2 E-type and Jensen CV8. We were also very pleased that the Jowett Javelin was sold, raising a great amount of money for charity.”
Big Cats wanted
The Barons team is now on the hunt for Big Cats, as it prepares to head to Kempton Park race course for its annual Jaguar Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars sale on September 16th. Entries are now open for what is always a hugely popular event for Jaguar lovers.