Just in time for that highlight of the classic car world, Drive It Day, Barons has a fabulous line-up of cars for its sale at Sandown Park on Saturday April 22nd including an outstanding Mercedes-Benz ‘Pagoda’, a beautiful V12 E-type Jaguar and two cars once owned by the Sultan of Brunei.
When the British weather plays ball, many classic car buffs enjoy driving with their car’s hood down, and Barons has two superb ‘wind in the hair’ cars at the top of the entry list for April 22nd.
The 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda, which has covered just 8,500 miles since 1988, comes complete with hard top, making it a most versatile machine (£75,000-£90,000). The very original 1973 E-type V12 convertible has covered 50,000 miles from new and carries an estimate of £60,000-£75,000.
Although many of the cars in the Sultan of Brunei collection are supercars that achieve astonishing prices, Barons has two cars which offer a much more affordable way to acquire a vehicle with such respected provenance. The BMW 750i was bought direct from BMW Park Lane for the Sultan in 1997. The limousine version, it is, not surprisingly, fully loaded with every optional extra. It is a huge amount of car for the £3,500-£5,500 estimate. The long wheelbase 1994 Daimler is believed to have been the Sultan’s personal car while in London and comes complete with the registration ‘L20 KPG’, which stands for ‘London 20 Kensington Palace Gardens’ (£4,000-£5,000).
A real head turner comes in the form of the 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. This glorious piece of American automotive history has sweeping fins and acres of chrome, is packed with factory extras and is presented in showroom condition (£30,000-£35,000).
The 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé is a magnificent car. It has a very rare specification, with sunroof, and has the original Becker Mexico radio (£25,000-£30,000).
The Saturday, April 22 sale also features a brace of Porsche 912s: a 1966 example (£29,000-£34,000) and one from 1969 (£37,000-£45,000). Both are splendid machines that are just waiting for new owners.
One immaculate and unusual lot is the bright red Mini Moke. This was delivered new to the Rhodesian Fire Service in 1965, and was hardly used. Subsequently totally restored, it is offered at £20,000-£25,000.