Rebuilt and modernised E-type tops Barons’ sale

| 11 Jun 2013

A 1966 E-type Roadster sold for £57,132 to head Barons’ 8 June sale at Sandown Park.

The car was built in ’97 using a new monocoque body, five-speed Getrag gearbox, power steering and a Harvey Bailey handling kit. It also had an uprated engine and fixed-head running gear.

Cementing the idea that Jensen Interceptors are only going to go up in value was a 1975 MkIII example that sold for £23,532.

Another British GT that did well was a 1991 Aston Martin Virage that went for an extremely tempting £19,052.

It had covered fewer than 35,000 miles and came with a manual, ZF five-speed gearbox, plus a factory-fit sports pack.

Much rarer was a 1975 Rolls-Royce Corniche – one of around 2000 built – that sold for just £16,000.

Other lots included an 18,000-mile 1982 Mercedes 380SL (£14,012), a well-presented 1972 Triumph Stag (£11,200) and a 1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit III (£9,500).

The auction house’s next sale is on 30 June.