Christmas Cracker of a sale ends Baron's year on a high

Barons finished a very busy year with a bustling and successful Christmas Classic sale at Sandown Park on December 13th, with many entries achieving strong results, selling for, or exceeding, top estimate.

Barons’ Auction Manager Tim Gascoigne said, “With 109 lots of Automobilia, several registration numbers and some 90 cars and motorcycles on offer, the auctioneer was kept busy. The large entry attracted a big crowd; the sale hall was packed, and a record number of registered bidders were in attendance. The festive feel was fuelled by mince pies and glasses of bubbly. The annual Christmas Classic was a great end to 2016 for Barons.”

The main attraction was the 'garage find' 1985 Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole QV V8 (estimate £6,000-£9,000) which finally sold for £16,775 after frantic bidding in the hall, on the internet and on the telephone.

The beautiful 1954 Bentley R Type found a new home for £29,700, while the elegant 1966 Mercedes 250 SE Coupe sold for £23,650 and the stunning 1951 MG TD Competition Abington Mk2 achieved £28,050.

It was also a strong afternoon for Jaguars, with a Series 1 'rolling restoration' E-type going for £45,650, a Mk2 240 selling for £23,100, and XJS Celebration for £18,975 and a 'like new' XK8 for £17,600.

While the Barons team can relax over Christmas, they’ll be hard at work again in the New Year, with a seven-sale calendar confirmed for 2017:

28 February 2017 Classic Winter Warmer, Sandown Park22 April 2017 Spring Classic, Sandown Park13 June 2017 British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars, Sandown Park18 July 2017 Barons Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection, Sandown Park16 September 2017 Jaguar Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars, Kempton Park28 October 2017 Classic, Collectors and Sports Cars, Sandown Park12 December 2017 Annual Christmas Classic, Sandown Park

RESULTS, BARONS, SANDOWN PARK, DECEMBER 13TH 2016

Year Make Model Sold (Inc Commission)1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC £45,650.001954 Bentley R-Type £29,700.001951 MG TD Competion Abington Mk2 £28,050.001966 Mercedes 250SE Coupe £23,650.001968 Jaguar MKII 240 £23,100.001995 Jaguar XJS 4.0 Celebration £18,975.002005 Jaguar XK8 Coupe £17,600.001984 Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole QV V8 £16,775.001965 Pontiac Tempest £15,400.002003 Mercedes SL350 £15,125.002006 Maserati Quattroporte £12,650.001972 Triumph GT6 £10,010.001963 Fiat 500D Transformable £8,800.001977 BMW 633 Csi £8,030.002002 BMW Alpina B10 3.3 Switchtronic £7,700.001988 Bentley Turbo R £7,260.001972 Fiat 500L £6,930.001991 Mercedes 300SL 24V £6,820.001968 MG BGT £5,720.001982 Range Rover Classic £5,500.002004 Mercedes 500CL V8 Coupe £5,060.001971 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback £4,950.002001 Mercedes SLK 320 £4,620.001990 Lotus Elan SE Turbo £4,510.001973 MG B Roadster £4,125.001994 Mercedes SL320 R129 £3,960.002003 Mercedes ML270 Cdi £3,850.001970 Rover P5B £3,520.001991 Land Rover Vogue SE £3,410.001967 Morris Minor Traveller £2,970.001999 Jaguar XJR V8 £2,970.001969 Ford Cortina MK2 £2,860.002001 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet £2,420.001975/76 Yamaha FS1-E £2,365.001993 Mercedes W129 SL500 £2,310.001975/6 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe £2,200.001988 Fiat X1/9 £2,200.002003 MG TF £2,090.001998 BMW 323i Cabriolet £2,090.001998 Audi S8 Quattro £1,870.001999 BMW Z3 £1,760.001992 Mercedes 190E 1.8 Auto £1,760.001994 Jaguar XJR £1,650.001998 Audi S8 Quattro £1,650.001993 Mercedes 200TE £1,450.002008 Dodge Nitro £1,450.002001 Volkswagen Beetle £1,250.001996 Rover 620Si £1,100.001991 Land Rover Range Rover £1,000.001979 Fiat 126 £850.001984 Mercedes 230TE £800.001981 Honda CB 125 £500.001967 Puch Moped £350.00