A Rare Alvis 20 SD convertible for sale at Barons’ Sandown Park auction on September 15th headlines an entry list of classic cars that span over 100 years
The sale is headlined by an extremely rare 1936 Alvis Speed 20 SD drophead coupé with Vanden Plas coachwork. One of just five cars built, with only three believed to still exist. This is the only car of its type registered in the membership list of the Alvis Owner Club.
Another very nice touch is that the car comes complete with a record of owners over the past 80 years. Estimate: £100,000-£130,000.
1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal V8 Bertone Coupé
Another rarity is this highly original and completely unrestored 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal V8 Bertone Coupé, which has covered just 38,000 miles in over the last 40 years.
Barn-stored since 2011, from the photos you can see the bodywork is now in need of renovation. Under the skin, Barons’ assure that the car is in excellent mechanical health, thanks to the careful nurturing of just three owners and, importantly, that Alfa Type 33 engine howls into life at the first turn of the key.
The estimate for this rare Alfa Montreal on sale day is between £21,000 and £25,000.
Other classic cars for sale at Barons Sandown Park Auction
The name ‘Auto Union’ conjures up images of the legendary Silver Arrows racing cars of the 1930’s, however, there’s a rather different Auto Union for sale, a 1964 1000S De Luxe. This car is a ‘must’ for Audi fans. Running on a mixture of petrol and oil, thanks to its two-stroke engine, this very rare Auto Union car is estimated to sell for between £7,500 and £9,000.
The 1973 Opel Manta 1.9 Berlinetta is another rare beast today, especially in immaculate condition. Prior to its current ownership it had been the hands of one family since new, and had stood in a barn for nearly three decades before the vendor acquired it. The car has been re-manufactured from its bare component form, and a complete portfolio of the work is provided with this ‘better than new’ car. Estimate £12,000-£15,000.
The Ford marque is particularly well represented in the September 15th sale, with some fine examples from 1917 to 1987. The oldest Ford on offer is the 1917 Model T – in black, naturally! The estimate for this sprightly machine, which is just two years off its centenary, is £10,500-£12,500. Its fellow Fords include the 1955 Consul £5,500-£7,000, 1963 Anglia 105E (£7,000-£9,000), 1983 Cortina Mk 5 1.6 Crusader and 1987 Escort 1.4L. The Cortina has just 10,000 miles on the clock, and the Escort has 11,000. These cars carry estimates of £3,500-£4,500 and £3,000-£4,500 respectively.
Last but not least is a Ford of a very different nature in the form of the head-turning 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback GT350 Hertz tribute car. This car was painstakingly restored by Hurst Mustang in California just 3,700 miles ago and now comes with an estimate of between £33,000 and £37,000.
For more information on any of the lots in the Barons Auctions Sandown Park sale, please visit Barons auctions website