If ever there was any doubt over the buoyancy of the classic car market at auction, or for that matter the enthusiasm of buyers then the results of a recent auction hosted by Barons at Sandown Park will put your mind at rest.
Despite of the imminent arrival of the ‘Beast from the East’ snowstorm, the auction was well attended with the star headline-grabbing sale of the day being a box of bits that achieved top price for the day!
The fully dismantled 1963 Jaguar E-type S1 3.8 roadster in need of complete restoration soared above top estimate, selling for a whopping £56,650. The successful bidder, who will receive their new acquisition in rather a large number of crates alongside the chassis and body panels, now has a monumental restoration project ahead of them.
However, returning another achingly gorgeous Jaguar to the UK roads is not the only upside. If skillfully and cost effectively restored the new owner could be looking at a car worth nearly £200,000 when completed to concours standard.
We just hope the owner not only gets in touch with us soon for his supply of Duckhams Q 20w50 classic edition multi-grade oil and other oils and greases but also that they also have a natural talent for jigsaw puzzles or Airfix kits!