As expected, Jaguars dominate Barons’ auction

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1962 Jaguar Mk II tops Baron's Jaguar sale | Barons photo

As might be expected from the event’s title, Jaguars accounted for seven of the top-10 sales at Barons’ recent Jaguar Heritage, Classic & Sports Cars auction at Kempton Park in England.

The top sale was a recently restored 1962 Jaguar Mk II equipped with a 3.8-liter engine and manual transmission which sold for £50,600 ($66,680).

The top four sales were all Jaguars, with a partially restored 1969 E-type Series 2 roadster going for £47,080 ($62,040), a 1958 XK150 fixed-head coupe SE bringing £39,600 ($52,185) and a 1965 Mk II 2.4 going for £15,950 ($20,955).

A 1964 Mk X “garage find” owned by the same family since new sold for £10,890 ($14,350). 

Among other marques, the top-seller was a 1935 Austin Strachan taxi that sold for £14,300 ($18,845).

“We’re Jaguar enthusiasts at Barons so we always look forward to our Jaguar Heritage sale, and this one did not disappoint with 29 Jaguar and Daimlers on offer,” said auction manager Tim Gascoigne. 

“The 1962 MKII 3.8 manual was one of the nicest examples I have seen, and it very much deserved to make its £50,600 price. 

“The 1958 XK 150 SE FHC, 1969 E-type Series 2 Roadster and 1983 Jaguar XJ12 HE (£4,400), were all absolute bargains in my eyes, but result of the day definitely has to be the £10,890 paid for the 1964 Jaguar MK X. It was certainly top money for the car, but it was worth every penny with a solid shell, one owner from new, and boxes of history.”

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Barons’ next auction is its 20th anniversary sale scheduled for October 27 at Sandown Park.

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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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