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Jaguar E-type doubles its estimate at auction

Published 13 June 2016

A 1964 Jaguar E-type S1 FHC achieved almost twice its £32,000 estimate when it sold for £63,800 at auction. The car went under the hammer Barons' sale at Sandown Park on June 4.

The top ten cars at the sale included four Triumphs, including a 1965 TR4A with independent rear suspension. An unfinished, chassis-up restoration project, it sold for £16,500.

Another strong seller was a 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL Pagoda (£47,300), which was in original condition after 30 years in storage.

At the other end of the price spectrum, an enthusiast snapped up an unrestored 1968 Triumph Vitesse 2-litre ‘barn find’ for just £450, and can now settle into enjoying the restoration project.

Mercedes 250SL Pagoda -001

Tim Gascoigne, Barons’ auction manager, said, ‘It’s another set of pleasing results for Barons, especially with us having such a busy year with so many sales on the calendar.’

Barons next sales are the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club auction at Burghley House on 25 June and Barons Connoisseurs’ Classic Car Collection sale at Tattersalls at Newmarket on 12 July.

For more information, check out the Barons website.

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