Sporting Style To Go Under The Hammer At Tattersalls


July 8, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 8, 2016

Datsun 240Z Super Samuri
Barons’ Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection sale at the world’s oldest bloodstock auctioneers Tattersalls of Newmarket next Tuesday, July 12th, has a quite remarkable entry, from the 1953 Geneva Show Bentley R Type Continental Fastback (£1,000,000-£1,300,000) to the ex-Jack Phare Datsun 240Z Super Samuri and a very rare 1958 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile.

In addition to the power and style of the R Type Continental Fastback (in fact, the sale has two on offer), and a magnificent array of other Bentleys and Rolls-Royces, including a 1961 Bentley S2 Chinese Eye Continental Drophead Coupé (£195,000-£225,000) and an essentially ‘new’ 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 3 convertible (£235,000-£265,000), Barons has some superb sports cars entered – highly appropriate for the hub of the world’s racehorse industry.

The 1972 Datsun 240Z Super Samuri is one of only six road-legal Samuri racers built by Spike Anderson, creator of the legendary ‘Big Sam’. Originally owned and raced by racing driver Jack Phare, it was converted a year before Win Percy and Big Sam’s famous Modsports Championship. £100,000-£120,000.

You can’t have a sale at Tattersalls without prancing horses, and Barons’ ‘stable’ features several, including a 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS (£85,000-£100,000) and 1980 308 GTB (£70,000-£85,000).

Keeping to the sporting theme is the trio of Series 1 E-type Jaguars. The 1962 S1 roadster is essentially brand new, fresh from restoration and with just 250 shakedown miles completed. Still in original LHD configuration, it’s about as close as you can get to an E-type straight off the 1962 Browns Lane production line (£230,000-£260,000). The 1964 S1 roadster was supplied new to a Sgt. McKinzie in LHD form to US forces in Germany. It has recently been restored as a right hand drive example (£130,000-£155,000). And the bright red 1966 4.2 2+2 – again beautifully restored – offers the chance to share all that E-type glory with three passengers (£60,000-£70,000).

One notable rarity in the sale is the very early, and highly collectable, Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile 1st Series. First registered in Rome in 1958, it has been owned by the same family from new. £19,000-£22,000.

For more information please visit www.barons-auctions.com, email info@barons-auctions.com or call 08454 30 60 60.