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Jag, Jensen top sellers at Barons auction


1964 Jensen CV8 sold for $64,065 at the auction | Barons photos
1964 Jensen CV8 sold for $64,065 at the auction | Barons photos

No surprise: British classics were bidders’ favorites at Barons recent Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection auction at England’s Sandown Park. A bright-red 1970 Jaguar E-type Series 2 fixed-head coupe topped the sale with a 1964 Jensen CV8 just behind.

The Jag sold for £51,700 ($67,595) while the Jensen brought £49,000 ($64,065).

But the third-highest sale might have been something of a surprise: It was a pale yellow 1966 Ford Mustang fastback with a 302cid V8 engine that sold for £23,650 ($30,920).

Queens guitarist sold Jowett for charity
Queens guitarist sold Jowett for charity

Also at the auction, Queen guitarist Brian May raised more than
£6,300 ($8,235) for Save Me, an animal charity, when he sold the 1952 Jowett Javelin he’d purchased 35 years earlier for his father.

“As per last year, the aim of our Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection sale is to offer a smaller selection of high-quality cars, and we were certainly able to achieve that” Tim Gascoigne, Barons auction manager, said in a news release.

“The hall was full of interesting and top-quality cars, and we’ve received some great feedback from customers. We’re a family-run business that prides itself on honesty, integrity and great service, and the marketplace certainly seems to be reacting positively to that now.”

Barons next sale is scheduled for September 16, at the Kempton Park race course. The auction will be the company’s annual Jaguar Heritage, Classic and Sports Car sale.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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