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Barons sale at Sandown Park on June 24th

Sprightly centenarians, MG TA Midget concours-winner, ’42 CAT’, ‘ultimate model Jaguar’ and rare Mk IV Jaguar to go under the hammer at Sandown Park

Two De Dion Boutons with a combined age of 210 are the oldest entrants in our sale at Sandown Park on June 24th. They are followed in age by three comparative youngsters – a charming 1934 Austin 10/4 cabriolet, an outstanding 1938 MG TA Midget and a rare, 1948 Mk IV Jaguar rolling restoration project. And on an auction day that also includes our annual Jaguar Heritage sale, it is only fitting that the registration number ’42 Cat’ is also on offer, plus perhaps the ultimate model Jaguar.

Motoring elegance from an earlier age
The first of the venerable veterans dates from 1906. This De Dion Bouton AM 7hp is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. It can comfortably accommodate four adults and, while just a year too young to take part in the London to Brighton run, it has taken part in many road runs. It carries an estimate of £28,000-£35,000.

Its slightly younger sibling is the 1911 De Dion Bouton CQ 8hp, a sporting two-seater which has taken part in many Veteran Car Club events while in the vendor’s 25-year ownership. Estimate: £25,000-£35,000.

Little Austins possess immense charm, and the 1934 10/4 cabriolet in this month’s sale is certainly no exception. This charismatic car underwent a body-off restoration before the vendor acquired it in 2011 and since then the vendor has spent a further £10,000 on a complete mechanical restoration. Estimate: £9,750-£10,750.

The 1938 MG TA Midget has recently arrived from Australia, where it was owned by a well-known motor industry figure. It has covered just 4,000 miles since being the subject of an AUD $102,000 (approx. £55,000) restoration. This rare car is in superb condition and comes complete with original instruction manual and a detailed, hand-written account of its restoration, plus the certificate of merit confirming that it won first place in the MG Car Club, NSW, concours competition. It carries an estimate of £24,000-£27,000 and is offered with all duties paid.

Jaguars on the prowl

June 24th is a two-part sale, with one part being Barons’ ever-popular Jaguar Heritage sale. Entries include the registration number ’42 CAT’ – which is likely to be of particular interest to owners of 4.2-litre Jaguars (estimate £15,000-£18,000).

Collectors of model Jaguars need look no further for the ultimate model. The quarter-scale Jaguar Racing Formula One car is one of just seven built for Jaguar during the five years that the Jaguar Racing team competed in F1 from 2000-2004. Built of the same materials as the ‘real thing’, this splendid, beautifully made model, with its distinctive Becks/HSBC livery, is presented in a 4′ long glass case on a bespoke stand. Estimate: £4,500-£6,000.

Amongst the full-sized Jaguar cars on offer is a very rare 1948 Mk IV 3.4 DHF. Only 560 of this model were built, and the one going under the hammer at Barons is one of just 376 LHD examples. Originally supplied by Hoffman of New York, it has spent much of its life in California and is now a very sound, and usable, rolling restoration project. Estimate: £37,500-£45,500.

The sale also includes a 1970 Series 2 E-type FHC, which has recently been the subject of a meticulous bare-shell restoration which included the application of some 30 coats of primer, top coat and lacquer, full re-trim etc. Estimate: £37,500-£42,500. There’s also an outstanding 1974 Series 3 E-type Roadster which has been in the vendor’s care for 29 years and benefited from the introduction of six Weber IDF twin-choke carburettors. Offered complete with factory hardtop, it carries an estimate of £45,000-£50,000.

If you want a touch of big screen glamour, how about the very handsome 1952 XK120 with less than 7,500 miles on the clock? This fine, LHD, roadster is believed to have originally been owned by Hollywood superstar Clark Gable, and it is currently being recommissioned. Estimate: £60,000-£70,000.

Finally, the ‘barn find’ 1964 Series One E-type FHC should provide one Jaguar fan with the ultimate restoration project. It requires more than a little TLC but, with an estimate of £13,000-£17,000, and with a 1963 FHC achieving £51,000 with us in April, that TLC could turn out to be sound investment.

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For further information, or to consign a car to the sale, visit www.barons-auctions.com, email info@barons-auctions.com or call 08454 30 60 60.