Collection up for auction at British classic sale


Several classics from a well-known collection are set to star at Barons’ British Heritage auction, which takes place at Sandown Park on 2 September. The cars have been entered into the sale from the Cumbria-based collection of David Cheeseman, the late chicken farmer and self-taught engineer who was known for his love of historic cars and military vehicles.

Among the British classics on offer is a 1954 Jaguar XK120 fhc, which was bought by the collector in the 1980s. It is fitted with a rare steel sunroof, and will be joined on the auction floor by a ’58 XK150 dhc. It was the car on which Cheeseman was working prior to his death, and comes with a new hood frame and the materials required to complete the hood. The XK120 is estimated at £32,500-38,500, with the XK150 at £45-55,000.

Also from the Cheeseman Collection comes a 1972 Jaguar E-type Series 3 fhc, which is expected to fetch £20,000, and a 1962 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 with a manual gearbox and Laycock overdrive. It could sell for between £13-15,000.

A 1970 XJ6, which has been in the collection since 1974, is expected to reach £5500.

A 1966 S-type in need of restoration is offered with no reserve, while an ’86 XJ40 Sovereign could change hands for as little as £1000.

A 1984 Austin Maestro 1.3HL with just 102 miles on the clock is also being offered, and is expected to fetch between £2250-3500. The car was found in a garage that was due to be demolished and is completely original apart from the battery that was used to start it prior to being removed from storage. 

It still sports a 1984/85 tax disc and factory carpet protectors. 

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