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'Ex-factory' Jowett heads the lots at Barons

Published 08 April 2014

Barons’ Spring Classic sale at Sandown Park on 29 April features a number of rare and interesting cars including a 1954 Jowett Jupiter (above, estimate £24,000-27,000) with strong company provenance. It's one of just 900 built, and this one has strong links to the Jowett company, as it is being sold by by Phil Green, who was Jowett’s chief test driver from 1951-'53. 

Other notable entries, in this sports car-heavy sale, include a 1963 Jaguar E-type S1 FHC £34,000-42,000), a 1967 Healey 3000 MkIII (£25,000-35,000), a 1970 Mini Cooper S with one owner from new (£14,500-16,000) and a 1973 Ford Escort Mexico (below, £17,000-20,000). This has been the subject of a comprehensive, bare shell, restoration. It is fully equipped for historic rallying, with competition seats, a full six-point rmoll cage, full harness and a custom centre rally console with pilot switches. It could, however, easily be returned to standard road specification. 

Another rarity is the 1998 RHD Maserati Ghibli GT (£9750-£10,750). Maserati only ever built 212 of the GT versions, and the UK would have seen a mere handful of RHD examples. This is one of the last registered. Finally, the sale also includes a 1951 AC 2 litre Sports Saloon (£5000-7000), and a 1953 Jaguar XK120 which is ready for restoration (£28,000-34,000).

For further information visit Barons' website

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