Barons’ Christmas car auction offers rare classics from Alvis, Elva and Daimler



2015-06-26 12:38:54

Barons Christmas car auction offers rare classics from Alvis, Elva and Daimler

A rare Alvis and Daimler V8 are among Barons December Christmas classic car auction highlights

Classic car auctioneer Barons of Southampton, UK, has plenty of surprises in store at its upcoming annual Yuletide Classic & Collectors' sale.

The auction will take place at Surrey Hall at Sandown Park on December 13, andcontains some real treats for car collectors in the Christmas season.The entries are headlined by the outstanding and exceptionally rare 1932 Alvis Speed 20 SAtwo-door Sports Tourer. It has been the subject of a comprehensive body-off restoration over the past five years - "regardless of cost" says Barons.

1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA two-door Sports Tourer The very rare 1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA two-door Sports Tourer

The estimate for this very rare example of what is arguably the most desirable Alvis model is 95,000-120,000.

Meanwhile, if historic racing is more your thingthen look no further than this 1959 Elva 100 Formula Junior.

It includes a 1098cc A series engine, and is comprehensively documented with copies ofits HSCCidentityform, a VSCCeligibilitycard and FIA Papers up to and including the year 2000.

Barons reports that the car has been reunited with its original and very pretty bodywork, freshly liveried in authentic period colours. The Elva carries a 25,000-30,000 presale estimate.

1959 Elva 100 Formula Junior Perfect for racing competitions: the classic 1959 Elva 100 Formula Junior

Elsewhere, treats for 'low owner' cars in the auction include this beautiful 1966Daimler V8 2.5l. The classic has been in its vendor'sownership for 24 years, with just one owner prior to that.

The Daimler has covered just 59,000 miles from new. What's more, the car has benefited from an oil change approximatelyevery 500 miles and has been garaged all its life.

Works to the automobile include a repaint in its original colour of opalescent British Racing Green by Southern Classics, some12 years ago.

1966 Daimler V8 In 'opalescent' British Racing Green: the classic 1966Daimler V8 2.5l

Its interior retains the original carpets, leather and headlining - all of which contributes to the car's presale estimate of 14,000-16,000.

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