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Lagonda heads Barons auction entries

Published 08 June 2017

A 1938 Lagonda LG6 looks set to be the star lot at Barons sale later this month. The car, which is estimated to fetch between £80,000 and £95,000, goes under the hammer at Sandown Park in Surry on Tuesday, 13 June.

Registered FMA 52, the Lagonda is chassis number 12345 and featured in Autocar magazine’s Use Car Test Report in December 1952. It also spent 30 years in the United States from 1966-96 and has recently been treated to some TLC.

Other traditional British cars going under the hammer include a 1954 Jaguar XK140 ‘barn find’ in need of total restoration (it is offered at no reserve). Also for sale is a 1971 Bristol 411 S2, which won the 1990 Bristol Owners’ Club Dudley Ryless Trophy. Garaged since 1999, it estimated at £17,000-£20,000.

A 1981 Morgan 4/4 that has sat unused for about 20 years in a garage is also in the catalogue. The body panels are in good condition and the car is just waiting for an enthusiastic restorer to take it on (estimate £7000-£11,000).

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1924 Riley 11/40 Sports Tourer (est £28,000-£33,000).

The oldest car in the sale is a 1924 Riley 11/40 Sports Tourer. ‘Blue Belle’ was shipped as a chassis to Australia in 1925 and bodied there, initially as a four-seater with a touring body. During the war years, it was transformed into a pickup before being stored for 40 years.

More recently, it has been fitted with a hand-crafted all-alloy body from Coachcraft of Melbourne, but still features the original engine, gearbox, Riley embossed rear axle and running gear, which have all been rebuilt. The estimated cost of the work done is in the region of £80,000-£100,000, but the car is estimated to fetch £28,000-£33,000.

Porsche fans will have their eyes on a 1989 Porsche 964 Turbo Group One racing car, a GT Cup competitor that finished 3rd at Spa and 2nd overall in 2009. Presented in its 2009 race livery, this 911 weighs less than 1000kg and boasts a race-tuned 560bhp engine that propels it from 0-60mph in under three seconds (£55,000-£65,000).

Another one for German car fans comes in the form of the 1957 Mercedes 190 Ponton, which is being sold with registration number WUV 67. An original British-delivered, right-hand drive car, it has had very little use and is estimated at £6000-£8000.

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1989 Porsche 964 Turbo Group One racing car (est £55,000-£65,000).

A 1981 Isuzu 117 Coupe is one of the last of the line and is seldom seen in the UK. It spent much of its life in Japan and has an estimate of £5500-£7000.

For more on the sale, visit Barons website.

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