Low-mileage affordable classics featured at Barons’ Spring Classic

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British actress was first owner of the Mercedes-Benz roadster | Barons photos

A 25,000-mile 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL with star power, a 13,900-mile 1971 MGB roadster and a 27,500-mile 1967 MG 1100 are among the cars heading across the auction block April 30 when Barons stages its Spring Classic sale at Sandown Park in England.

The ’83 380 SL was purchased new by actress Sheila Hancock, Barons reports, and a little more than a year later it was purchased by the consignor’s aunt, who has kept the car in a heated garage ever since, the auction house said.

Hancock has won a Tony and the Laurence Olivier Award for her performances in musicals, has appeared in several movies, in British television sit-coms, and has been the presenter of several British documentaries. 

The bright red roadster has a pre-auction estimated value of £28,000-£33,000 ($36,670 to $43,220).

MG 1100 is one of fewer than 150 still registered for road use in the UK

The ’67 MG 1100 is one of fewer than 150 still registered for road use in the UK. 

Among other vehicles on the auction docket are a 1967 Fiat 500 Radbourne Racing Abarth; a 1973 Jaguar XJ Series 2 pre-production coupe (chassis No. 2) originally built with left-hand drive but converted at Browns Lane to right-hand drive and assigned to chief engineer Jim Randle as his company car; and a 1961 Austin Seven Mini Mk 1 that has had only two owners and was stored away for many years.

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To see the full docket, visit the Barons website.

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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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