Bandleader’s Bentley S2 stars at Barons’ auction

Bandleader’s Bentley S2 stars at Barons’ auction

A 1962 Bentley Continental S2 custom-built for bandleader and nightclub owner Edmundo Ros, will be on stage October 27 for Barons’ Autumn Classic auction at Sandown Park in Surrey, England.

The 1962 Bentley Continental was owned by popular mid-century bandleader Edmundo Ros | Barons

The 1962 Bentley Continental was owned by popular mid-century bandleader Edmundo Ros | Barons

A 1962 Bentley Continental S2 custom-built for bandleader and nightclub owner Edmundo Ros, whose Latin America-tinged orchestra was a huge hit in Britain and the U.S., will be on stage October 27 for Barons’ Autumn Classic auction at Sandown Park in Surrey, England.

The Tudor Gray sedan, or saloon in British parlance, was used extensively by Ros in the London area. The car has been completed restored and comes with a comprehensive history file that include correspondence between the factory and Ros, according to Barons. The Bentley is valued at £85,000 to £105,000 ($129,000 to $159,000).

This rare AC sports car been driven fewer than 10,000 miles

This rare AC sports car been driven fewer than 10,000 miles

Another prized entry is a rare 1984 AC 3000 ME that has been driven fewer than 10,000 miles and offered in “time-warp” condition. It carries an estimated value of £20,000 to £40,000 ($30,000 to $60,000).

Also in the sale are a concours-winning 1965 Jaguar E-type Series 1 convertible, which spent most of its life in New York, and a later 1971 E-type Series 3 V12 coupe. A pair of desirable Ferrari sports cars, a 1984 400i convertible with just 16,600 miles and a 1996 F355 GTS, will be offered during the auction.

One of the most interesting cars at the other end of the value scale is a totally restored Citroen 2CV, which was a one-owner barn find discovered in France prior to restoration. The little two-cylinder car is believed to be a 1957 model, at the latest, since it has the early ripple bonnet and a fabric top that descends to the rear bumper. Barons estimates its value at £7,000 to £9,000 ($10,600 to $13,600).

For more information about the Barons sale, see the auction website.

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