Friday, 30 March 2018

Barons Weekly Bulletin.

Baron's Weekly Bulletin
30 March 2018
Welcome to your Barons Weekly Bulletin.
Our Spring Classic auction is now just 3 weeks away and as ever we've got a fantastic selection of classic cars for you!

New in this week is a funky yellow 1971 Citroën Dyane 6 - the perfect car for a mini-break or road trip across the channel this summer. Also in this week is a pair of TWS XJSs - with full 80's bodykits and performance to boot.

Our Star Car this week is a fabulous looking Triumph TR6. Always really popular at our auctions, TR6's capture the very essence of the classic British Sports Car, fast, attractive and great to drive!

With the auction fast approaching we will be closing our catalogue soon BUT there is still time to enter your car! Entering your car is easy:
Have a great Easter holiday weekend!

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Star Car Of The Week

1972 Triumph TR6
Guide Price: £14,000 to £18,000

The vendor bought this car in 1984, sold it to a friend, and bought it back in 1989. The car has had a body off restoration, the chassis only needed the rear outriggers replacing, and the body needed two new front wings. The main belly plate was replaced and the front wing strut support bar replaced. The differential support mounts were replaced and strengthened. Everything was overhauled or replaced, and there is a picture file showing the work done. there is a substantial amount of paperwork including most MOTs going back to the first MOT required in 1975. The car is matching numbers, and has done about 4,000 miles since the restoration was completed. The original wheels come with the car. An excellent car at a very sensible reserve.

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MORRIS LESLIE VEHICLE AUCTIONS - Saturday 28th April 2018 at Errol Airfield, Errol, Perth, PH2 7TB.

After our successful sale in February, we are inviting entries for our next
Classic Vehicle and Machinery Auction taking place:
Saturday 28th April 2018 at Errol Airfield, Errol, Perth, PH2 7TB.

Why use Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions?

  •              Low commission & sellers fees            
  • Successful sale rate of 70%
  • Global advertising campaigns
  • Experienced and qualified auctioneers
  • Attracts National & International Buyers
  • Online registration and bidding
  • Free classic vehicle storage for auction entries

1974 Volkswagen Type 2 T2B Kombi
Guide Price: £16,000 - £18,000

1923 Citroen Type C
Guide Price: £4,000 - £5,000

1923 Amilcar Type C4 Skiff
Guide Price: £25,000 - £30,000

1960 Vauxhall Velox
Guide Price: £8,000 - £10,000

1975 Ford Granada 3.0 XL
Guide Price: £8,000 - £10,000

1963 Ford Anglia Super
Guide Price: £7,000 - £8,000


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La prima asta di Motociclette di Finarte presso il Centro Congressi Giovanni XXIII. Grande successo di pubblico: numerosi i visitatori delle esposizioni e
oltre 200 persone in sala durante l’asta.
Finarte’s first Motorcycles Auction took place in Bergamo at the Centro Congressi Giovanni XXIII. Great success with the public: numerous visitors to the exhibition and over 200 people in the hall during the auction.
L’asta di Motociclette, il primo appuntamento di Finarte per questo settore, ha totalizzato circa 250.000 euro.
Ottimi risultati per le moto Rumi della prima sezione del catalogo: tra gli highlights il lotto 2, una Rumi 125 Turismo del 1950 aggiudicata a 8.281,00 euro, il lotto 7, una Rumi 125 Sport numero di telaio 4212, aggiudicata sempre a 8.281,00 euro e il lotto 18, una Rumi Sport Bicarburatore del 1955/56, numero di telaio 12300, aggiudicata a 8.872,00 euro.
Eccellenti risultati anche per il lotto 27, una Aero Caproni Capriolo Cento50 del 1955, numero di telaio 00123, aggiudicata a 18.336,50 euro, superando di gran lunga la stima minima.
Una menzione particolare merita il lotto 45, una Gnome & Rhone AX2 del 1938 con sidecar, aggiudicata per 17.745,00 euro. Ottima aggiudicazione anche per la Moto Reve B Lusso del 1912, battuta per 14.196,00 euro.
Tra le BarnFind, che rappresentano sicuramente un’interessante primo acquisto per i neofiti delle aste, si segnala l’aggiudicazione del lotto 119, una Gilera 150 Sport, battuto per 828,10 euro.
Il dipartimento di Automotive è attivo nella raccolta di automobili e automobilia per l’asta di Automotive, 1000 Finarte, che si terrà il 14 maggio 2018 presso il Museo delle Mille Miglia della città di Brescia. Il dipartimento chiuderà la raccolta tra un paio di settimane.
The Motorcycles Auction, the first Finarte’s auction for this sector, totalled around 250,000 euros.
Good results for the Rumi bikes in the catalogue’s first section. Among the highlights the lot 2, a Rumi 125 Turismo from 1950, sold for 8,281.00 euros, lot 7, a Rumi 125 Sport chassis number 4212, sold for 8,281.00 euros and lot 18, a Rumi Sport Bicarburatore from 1955/56, chassis number 12300, sold for 8,872.00 euros.
Excellent result for lot 27, an Aero Caproni Capriolo Cento50 of 1955, chassis number 00123, awarded at 18,336.50 euros, exceeding the minimum estimate.
A particular mention deserves lot 45, a 1938 Gnome & Rhone AX2 with sidecar, sold for 17,745.00 euros. Fine results also for the 1912 Moto Reve B Lusso, sold for 14,196.00 euros.
Among the Barn Finds, which are indeed an exciting first purchase for newcomers to the auctions, lot 119, a Gilera 150 Sport, was sold for 828.10 euros.
The Automotive Department is accepting consignments for the upcoming auction, 1000 Finarte, to be held on May 14, 2018, at the Museo delle Mille Miglia of the city of Brescia. The catalogue will be closed in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, 29 March 2018



  • RM Sotheby’s announces motorsport-themed headline lots for biannual Monaco auction on 12 May, with historic F1 cars joined by ex-F1 driver owned road Ferrari
  • Immaculate 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS, once owned by Scuderia Ferrari driver Gilles Villeneuve, to feature alongside 1992 Benetton racecar, driven by Michael Schumacher, and 1999 Jordan 199 F1 machines
  • An updated list of all lots set for RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale at the Grimaldi Forum available at
LONDON (28 March 2018) – RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce further exciting lots ahead of its biennial Monaco sale on 12 May at the Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo. A flawlessly maintained 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS – first gifted to ex-Formula One and Scuderia Ferrari team driver Gilles Villeneuve by Enzo Ferrari – is joined by two stand-out, race-driven 1990s F1 star cars. A 1992-season Benetton B192,driven by Michael Schumacher in the Spanish Grand Prix, is on the consignment list together with a 1999 Jordan 199 Formula 1 car, driven to second place by Heinz Harald Frentzen at the ’99 Australian Grand Prix. 

Records show that Villeneuve received the Ferrari 308 GTS at the start of his six-year association with the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in 1977, as a gift from Enzo Ferrari while the Canadian driver was in Europe for Formula One competition and training. With 36,000km recorded on its odometer, the car remains in highly original condition. The Ferrari includes several features differentiating it from standard production 308 GTS, which were likely installed by the factory when new. Used regularly by Villeneuve, the 308 GTS remained with the driver until his tragic death at the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. It is said that he would often use the Ferrari to drive from his Monaco home to Ferrari’s Maranello base in Italy – a distance of 432km – and legend has it that he once completed the journey in just 2 hours 25 minutes, with an average speed of over 110mph. 

The 308 GTS was officially recognized by Jacques Villeneuve – Formula One World Champion in 1997 and son of Gilles – as his father’s car when the car entered ownership of a private collection in Denmark, where the Ferrari has most recently been kept. The sale includes forms signed by Jacques which state this. The car – then fitted with number plates denoting its Modena region registration in Italy – also appears in a number of magazine and newspaper articles on Gilles, included with the lot, to serve as the ultimate memorabilia for any motorsport fan who could bid on this car. Official import documents and service history also accompany the Ferrari.

“The 308 has been kept almost as it was since the last day Gilles drove it,” comments Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s Europe. “As a gift from Enzo, to one of Ferrari’s most revered drivers, this car represents a celebrated era of motorsport. It’s not just the highly original condition of the car that is important, as the signed documents, brochures and pictures that come with it only add to its sentimental value. This is a collectible car from a classic era of grand prix racing, and is evocative of Gilles Villeneuve as we remember him, a great character and huge personality.”

As one of two vintage racecar consignments, the 1992-season Benetton B192 Formula 1 car is a headline lot to look out for in Monaco. With Benetton, the car raced at the 1992 Spanish Grand Prix (the fourth round of the Championship for that year), which was the B192’s debut. The legendary Michael Schumacher qualified in second behind Nigel Mansell and took second place in the same race. This would help lead both Benetton and Schumacher to third place in the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ Championships at the end of the season respectively. The Spanish Grand Prix would be its only formal race. Afterwards, the car was used as a spare at San Marino and Monaco.

The second race-driven car, the 1999 Jordan 199 Formula 1, adds to the ‘90s Formula One theme presented by RM Sotheby’s at its fourth sale in Monaco. The car was driven by Heinz-Harald Frentzen during the 1999 Formula One season and was piloted to second place at the Australian Grand Prix and third place at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Fitted with a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated Mugen-Honda MF-301HD 3.0-liter V-10 engine, the 199 is recognized as Jordan’s most successful car in the team’s 14-year history, allowing Frentzen and teammate Damon Hill to secure two race wins, one second place and three third-place finishes in that season.


Sabatié-Garat continues: “These two historic motorsport lots represent an important age in Formula One. The ex-Schumacher car will be of immediate interest to any motorsport fan and would-be collector, while the Jordan car was highly successful in its own right. Undoubtedly, these 1990s cars represent a bygone age of motorsport – before the widespread introduction of the many electronic driver assistive technologies of today. The louder V-10 engines in Formula One are missed by many, but now is the chance to secure one of your own.”

For further information on RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale, to view an updated list of entries for the sale, or to register to bid, please visit Interested bidders are invited to call RM Sotheby’s London office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 to speak with a car specialist.


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

COYS AUCTIONS - Essen, London and Monaco update

Spring has sprung in London town!

Join us at Coys long-established and traditional spring celebration with our highly exclusive boutique auction, Spring Classics, held at our long-established venue, the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster.

Take advantage of the long spring evenings and the excited spirit of central London in the springtime and offer your classic or historic motor car for sale at this super long established event.

A number of quality entries have already been consigned, and due to the exclusive boutique nature of the event, opportunities to offer your car in one of the few central London auctions are limited.

Please contact for full entry detail arrangements.

A number of cars already consigned featured below.
1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster
1991 Lamborghini Diablo Coupe
Rare early right-hand-drive example with famous household name provenance
1955 Austin-Healey 100M
1963 Bentley Continental S3 Barn Find
Offered at No Reserve
1919 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Property of a Gentleman
1971 Citroen DS21 Cabriolet by Henri Chapron
With over 115 fabulous historic collectors cars, a catalogue value in excess of over €20 million Euros, and over 3,000 attendees, Exceptional Essen 2018 was undoubtedly one of the most important auctions held in Europe this year. Some highlight results are featured below.

Coys Essen 1919, in our centenary year, is confirmed as
Saturday 13th April 1919 at the Grugehalle, Techno Classica, Essen.
1934 Alfa Romeo 6C
SOLD: €142,875
1977 Range Rover by Alcom Devices
SOLD: €78,750
1973 Range Rover Cabriolet
SOLD: €78,750
1929 Bugatti T 44 FIACRE
SOLD: €618,750
1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
SOLD: €292,500
1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
SOLD: €146,000
1957 AC Ace Bristol Competition Roadster
SOLD: €264,375
1972 Lamborghini Jamara Series I
SOLD: €182,250
Finally, entries are now open for Coys Legende et Passion at Espace Fontvielle, Monaco.

This is the longest established historic motor car auction in the Principality by one auction company, with well over 100 high quality entries expected.

For further details on this jewel in the crown of European historic auctions, please contact