Barons banks on restored classics at Sandown


Another Pagoda Merc looks likely to be top-seller at Barons' sale at Sandown Park on 28 February.

Extensively restored in recent years – including a full respray – the 1968 280SL is estimated at £34-37k.

Fresh out off a a body-off restoration is a 1960 Triumph TR3A (£21-24,000) while a factory 1976 MGB GT V8 (£12,500-£14,000) and a 'nut and bolt restoration' 1971 Triumph GT6 (£5750-£6750) are also in the catalogue.

For fans of the "coming classic" XJ-S, there is one of the more desirable variants, a 1986 Jaguar Sport 6.0 ‘Tarmac Ripper’, with full TWR body kit, ZF 5-speed manual transmission, over 300bhp on tap and huge amounts of torque (estimate £5,500-£7,500).

A slightly more sedate option, but definitely the most car for money in terms of previous owners' losses, would be a 1985 Jaguar XJS-C that has more than £60,000 lavished on it, but could now be yours for £5-7k.

There is also a Volkswagen Type 2 camper van: a restored 1971 Bay Window Caravenette with Dormobile interior (£9-11,000).

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