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E-type and Jensen CV8 take top spots at Barons

THE best-selling lots at Barons’ Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection sale at Sandown Park were two pieces of classic British motoring heritage, both of which exceeded top estimate.

The bright red 1970 Jaguar E-type Series 2 FHC achieved £51,700 while the handsome 1964 Jensen CV8 (above) sold for just under £49,000.

Queen guitarist Brian May raised over £6,300 for animal charity Save Me when the 1952 Jowett Javelin he brought for his father 35 years ago went under the hammer at the sale. Enthusiastic bidding and strong pre-sale publicity meant that the car went for over top estimate, with the lucky new owner acquiring a charismatic family classic car previously owned by rock royalty.

The Barons team is now on the hunt for Big Cats, as it prepares to head to Kempton Park race course for its annual Jaguar Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars sale on September 16.

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