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E-types are top sellers at British Heritage auction

Published 19 June 2018

Two Jaguar E-types were the top sellers at recent auction of classic and sports cars in June. Both Series 1s went under the hammer at Barons British Heritage Sale on 5 June and went for combined total of £185,820.

A 1964 4.2 FHC sold for £86,820, while a matching-numbers and refreshed 3.8 roadster was top of the lots fetching £99,000. Despite the 15-year-old renovation, the car presented well and came with its original numberplate.

Third place went to a Maserati Merak (£71k), which was once owned by musician Andy Leek of Dexys Midnight Runners. A Rolls-Royce 20/25 (£31k) and a fully-restored MGA £27,500) rounded out the top five.

Tim Gascoigne, auction manager, said, ‘We had some stunning cars on offer, and the buyers obviously agreed. The Maserati Merak really stood out, as did the two Series 1 E-types, and it was really pleasing to sell all three.’

Ford Escort XR3i

Modern classics offered included a low-mileage 1986 Ford Escort XR3i, which sold for £12,100. Also going under the hammer was a Ford Capri Brooklands and a Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet – neither of which sold. Although a Porsche 928 GT did go for £21,900.

In total, 65% of the 65 cars on offer had found new homes with plenty of modern classic bargains to be had. A 1997 BMW Z3 1.9-litre made £1100 – although it was a four-pot with eight owners and limited service history. And tidy but useable Mk3 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet made £350 – a perfect summer bargain. As was the 1998 Ford Scorpio 24v Cosworth – fully loaded but with tired paint, it will make someone an excellent everyday hack, if they can afford the fuel.

Auction Results: Barons, Sandown Park, 7 June 2018

Year

Make

Model

Sold @ inc

1962

Jaguar

E-type 3.8 S1 Roadster

£99,000

1964

Jaguar

E-type 4.2 FHC

£86,820

1975

Maserati

Merak

£71,000

1934

Rolls-Royce

20/25

£31,350

1957

MG

A

£27,500

1987

Mercedes

220SE Coupe

£27,280

1953

MG

TF

£23,100

1991

Porsche

928 GT

£20,900

1953

MG

TD

£16,500

2002

Aston Martin

DB7 Vantage Volante

£15,180

1976

Triumph

Stag

£13,200

2007

Jaguar

XK Convertible

£12,210

1986

Ford

XR3i

£12,100

1969

Daimler

V8 250 Saloon

£12,100

1952

Ford

M38 CDN

£9900

2004

Maserati

4200 Coupe

£9240

1996

Lotus

Elise

£8580

1957

Morris

Minor

£8250

1932

Austin

Seven

£7480

2005

Porsche

Cayenne Tiptronic S

£7260

2004

Mercedes

CL55 AMG Kompressor

£6490

1974

Jaguar

XJ6 4.2 Series 2

£6050

2008

Mercedes

SLK 200

£5170

1968

Morris

Minor Panda Police Car

£4400

1989

Rolls-Royce

Silver Spirit

£4000

1996

Mercedes

SL320

£3960

2003

Mercedes

CL500

£3410

1976

Jaguar

XJ6 4.2 Series 2

£3300

2001

Mercedes

S55 AMG

£3080

1978

MG

B Roadster

£2915

2001

Jaguar

XJ8 Sport

£2750

2000

Mercedes

500CL

£2750

2002

Mercedes

CL500

£2750

2001

Mercedes

SLK 230

£2585

2005

Toyota

Celica 1.8 VVTi

£2365

1998

Daimler

Sovereign

£1760

1997

BMW

Z3

£1100

2002

Peugeot

206 GTi

£800

1997

Volkswagen

Golf Cabriolet

£350

1998

Ford

Scorpio Cosworth

£250

1962

Jaguar

MKII

Sold

2001

Porsche

911 Carrera 2

Sold

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