Jaguar MkIX takes top spot at Kempton Park auction

| 25 Sep 2017

A stunning 1959 Jaguar MkIX fetched the highest sum at Barons’ Jaguar Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars sale at Kempton Park on 16 September, eventually selling for £44,000. A 1969 E-type Series 2 2+2 achieved £40,150, while a 1959 XK150 fhc got away for £35,860.

Among the lineup of gleaming Jaguars was a 1965 Series I E-type, which was in need of a full restoration. The tempting project fetched £15,950. 

Several non-Jaguars also crossed the block during the event, with the most desirable of the other marques being a 1948 Lanchester LD10 Drop Head by Abbott – one of just two examples ever built. The handsome post-war car sold above its top estimate at £27,500, while a one owner 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL with just 33,000 miles on the clock fetched £24,000.

“We hold a Jaguar Heritage sale annually,” said Barons’ Auction Manager Tim Gascoigne. “It always proves to be one of our most popular auctions, and this year was no different. We had just over 80 cars on offer – not only Jaguars – offering a varied and quality selection for our customers.

“My personal favourite was the 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 split screen camper, which sold for £33,550 including commission. I’m not normally a huge camper fan, but this example, originally owned by the Germany Fire Brigade, was by far the best one that I’ve ever seen.

“We’re now looking forward to our next sale on 28 October, which is back at Sandown Park.”