Now into the next chapter of its history, British auction house Barons anticipates its biggest sale ever July 28 at Sandown Park, where more than 80 vehicles will be open for bidding.
Barons was established in 1998 by Laurence Sayers-Gillan, a former racer, racing team owner, singer, songwriter, jazz/rock/blues dummer and Jaguar specialist who retired in January and sold his managing interest in the auction company to Tony Cavell and Peter Gascolgne. Cavell also raced Jaguars and Gascolgne raced Minis. Each has some 20 years experience in the classic car hobby and each has been with Barons for a decade.
The star cars for the Sandown Park sale are an “extremely original” 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage, one of only 29 built, and a 1964 Bentley S3 Continental. Barons also has a 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental it is offering through private treaty sale.
The R-Type, which has had the same owner for more than 40 years, is being offered on the heels of Barons sale at auction in April of a barn-found 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental fastback for £739,000 (nearly $1.1 million).
The ’69 Volante Vantage has had the same owner since 1981, Barons said in a news release. The car has a pre-auction estimate of £500,000 to £750,000 ($780,000 to $1.17 million).
The ’64 S3 Continental is one of only 20 with James Young coachwork and has been driven less than 8,000 miles in the last 41 years after traveling more than 100,000 miles in its first decade. The car’s pre-auction estimate is £100,000 to £120,000 ($156,000 to $187,000).
Also on the docket are a 1968 Jaguar E-type 2+2 Series 1.5, an Offord-bodied 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Coupe de Ville and a 1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with Mulliner Park Ward bodywork. Also offered are cars such as 1964 Triumph TR4, a barn-found 1971 MG 1300 Mk2, a long-wheelbase 1994 Range Rover LSE Brooklands, a 1929 Renault 6NN Torpedo and a 1935 Crossley Regis 6.