Lotus Cortina is top-seller at Barons' Yuletide Classic auction

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Top-priced car at Barons' Yuletide Classic sale at Sandown Park yesterday was a 1961 Mk1 Lotus Cortina that raised £43k on the hammer.

Second best was the stalled restoration 1965 Jaguar E-type that made £32,500 before premiums, way under its pre-sale estimate of £55-75,000.

A 1968 Triumph TR250 that bid to £16,500 but failed to sell at H&H's Chateau Impney sale on 4 December re-emerged in Surrey and £1000 more than was offered two weeks earlier proved enough to secure it.

A pair of Jaguar saloon restoration projects sold well, a 1958 Mk1 for £5800 on the hammer and a 1963 Mk2 3.8 for £3600.

Bentley Turbo R prices continue to plummet, a decent-looking example with a  year's MoT, an LPG conversion and £26k of bills from the last decade being knocked down for just £4600. Perhaps the scale of those bills is precisely why they can be snapped up so cheaply!

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Comments

Chris Martin

Maybe, but at that price the Bentley can't lose.
Drive it if you want - I would - and then later, if there is a problem; (an expensive one), then you have a choice of breaking it for spares at a substantial profit, to service the other owners out there suffering, or for that price a garden ornament that no neighbours could match. Win + win !

 

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