E-type tops the results at Barons' year-end sale

| 21 Dec 2012

A 1965 S1 fixed-head Jaguar E-type 4.2 was top-seller at Barons' 18 December sale at Sandown Park making £54,892 including premium.

The Coventry cat pipped a 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello that looked very good value at £38,092 despite going beyond its top estimate.

The much-publicised 1969 Wood & Pickett Margrave Mini Cooper 'S' (above) was third best price, but some way behind and below its estimate at £24k.

It was still more or less double the money paid out for a 1980 Wood & Pickett Mini Margrave Elite (below).

Fourth place was a dead heat between a very low mileage 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) that made £22,412, precisely the same money as a 1993 Bentley Continental R Coupé.

Since the sale, the company has announced its full calendar for 2013 and with it the news that six of the seven sales scheduled for Sandown Park next year will take place on weekends with viewings on Saturday and the actual sales the following day.

Barons’ MD Laurence Sayers-Gillan, explained: “We have been considering a change to weekend sales for a couple of years. In 2012 we carried out a number of surveys amongst our private and trade clients and via our website and the overall result was a resounding 84% in favour of Sunday sales.

"The reasons for us looking at this change are varied. The ability for private clients to deliver cars and attend sales is made simpler with the weekend format. Traffic congestion on weekdays is another consideration, and finally, with most clients paying by debit card or direct bank transfer, there is no longer the financial barrier to Sunday sales that might otherwise have existed."