Rare Aston Martin leads the classics at Barons


A 1978 Aston Martin V8 Oscar India sold for £35,000 to be king classic at Barons’ 30 July British Heritage sale at Sandown Park. 

The car had come from motoring mogul Sir Arnold Clark’s private collection and was one of just 16 examples to feature the ZF five-speed manual transmission.

The Aston finished behind a £37,000 year 2000 Bentley Continental that boasted 420bhp, 650 lbs/ft of torque and a top speed of more than 170mph.

A 1996 Broomstick XK120, featured a 4.2-litre Jaguar XK engine and sold for nearly £32,000.

A 1996 Caterham Seven Super Sprint (£9200), a 1971 Triumph Stag (£8200) and an 1947 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane (£9400) all won new owners, too. 

Away from the UK-built classics, a 1984 R107 Mercedes Benz 380SL that sold for £4000 looked to be splendid value, coming with an MoT until March 2014 and a new soft-top.

A W123 230E, with an auto ’box and just 73,000 miles on the clock, provided a more practical model from Stuttgart for £3300.

View the full results on Barons’ website.

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