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Private collection to be auctioned at Barons’ British Heritage Sale

Entries are invited for Barons’ annual British Heritage sale (Sandown Park, September 2nd). The entry list contains a number of British cars from the private collection of a true classic enthusiast. And we feel that it’s only fitting that this particular sale should feature the collection of somebody who had a genuine love for British-built motor cars, and who dedicated much of his life to preserving and enjoying them.

The collection was amassed by the late David Cheeseman, a Cumbria-based chicken farmer and self-taught engineer who collected cars and military vehicles. He restored many of his vehicles with the help of a small and dedicated group of friends.

The 1954 Jaguar XK120 FHC and 1958 Jaguar XK150 DHC are both fine examples of the restoration skills of Mr Cheeseman and his friends, having been bought by the collector in the 1980s. The XK120 is fitted with a rare, factory, steel sunroof, while the XK150 – the car Mr Cheeseman was in the process of working on when he died – comes complete with hood frame and the materials to complete the new hood. These lovingly-restored cars carry estimates of £32,500-£38,500 and £45,000-£55,000 respectively.

Other Jaguars from the Cheeseman collection include a 1972 S3 E-type FHC (£17,500-£20,000), a 1962 MKII 3.8 sports saloon with the highly desirable manual transmission with Laycock de Normanville overdrive (£13,000-£15,000) and a 1970 XJ6 S1 4.2, which Mr Cheeseman bought in 1974 (£4,500-£5,500). There is also a 1966 S-type, in need of restoration, which is offered at no reserve and a 1986 XJ40 Sovereign (£1,000-£2,000). The sale also features a Triumph Stag from the collection. This 1978 example has been stored for some time, and will require a degree of recommissioning (£6,500-£8,000).

Other cars in the sale – not from the Cheeseman collection – include a superb 1973 E-type roadster (£38,000-£42,000), a beautiful 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Sports Saloon (£37,500-£45,000), a 1965 Triumph TR4A requiring some TLC (£6000 to £8000) and a fully restored 1965 Mini Moke (£13,000-£15,000).


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.