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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

1960 AUSTIN PRINCESS VANDEN PLAS LANDAULET - BARONS AUCTIONS The Christmas Sale Tuesday 11th December 2018 Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher


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Tuesday 11th December 2018
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher



1960 AUSTIN PRINCESS VANDEN PLAS LANDAULET
Registration No: 6060 UG
Chassis No: VDM414544

Guide Price: £11,000 to £14,000


The Austin A135 Princess Long Wheelbase Saloon and Limousine were introduced in 1952. The automatic transmission and power steering from Princess IV were fitted from 1956. The marque name was changed from Austin to Princess in August 1957, and then to Vanden Plas  from July 1960. The long wheelbase models continued to be built by hand in limited numbers as the Vanden Plas Princess 4-litre Limousine, until 1968. The limousine was luxuriously appointed with lots of polished wood, optional mohair rugs and radio with controls in the armrest. Among the long list of available extras were monograms and a flagstaff. The driving compartment was separated from the rear of the car by a division with an optional telephone for the passengers to communicate with the driver. The driving seat was finished in leather but the rear seats were trimmed in cloth, the usual arrangement on many luxury cars of the time. Though not as durable as leather, cloth was considered kinder to passengers' clothes. To increase seating capacity two occasional seats could be folded out of the floor. The car had independent coil suspension at the front with semi elliptic leaf springs and anti roll bar at the rear. The cam and peg type steering gear had optional power assistance.

A very rare 1960 Austin Princess Vanden Plas Landaulet Limousine described by the vendor to be in good condition all round and to drive very well. The car has been fitted with an alternator for reliability and has had P100 Headlights fitted. Regularly used for wedding car hire and very popular with the rare Landaulet option. The original handbook comes with the car. This car has taken part in the London to Brighton Run. A good opportunity to earn some income from your Classic Car.

Please note that the badges and badge rail shown in the photos will not be included in the sale.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.


                

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1952 HUMBER PULLMAN - BARONS AUCTIONS The Christmas Sale Tuesday 11th December 2018 Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher


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1952 HUMBER PULLMAN
Registration No: 607 UXT
Chassis No: A9001158H20

Guide Price: £12,000 to £15,000

The Humber Pullman is a four-door limousine which was introduced by the British Humber company in 1930 as a successor to the Humber 20/65 hp and long-wheelbase version of the Humber Snipe.

In 1939 an upgraded version was launched badged as the Humber Imperial, but postwar the car reverted to the Pullman name. Between 1948 and 1954 the car was offered with a central partition (for chauffeured use) as the Pullman, but without a partition was badged as the Humber Imperial for owner-drivers

The Pullman / Imperial was not offered for sale to the public during the Second World War, the factory's limited output were used as staff cars. It returned to the market in 1945 and remained in production till 1954. At the present time it is believed that only eight units of this vehicle are still extant.

The Humber Pullman Limousine offered here is described by the vendor to be in very good condition all round. The engine was fully rebuilt, the bodywork resprayed, and a new leather interior fiited  in 2005. The car has been used for weddings and for Classic Car Shows, and it is running and driving extremely well. This is a rare and stunning car.

Please note that the badges and badge rail shown in the photos will not be included in the sale.


Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.



                

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

1973 PORSCHE 911T TARGA - COYS AUCTIONS TRUE GREATS SALE Royal Horticultural Hall Vincent Square, London SW1P2PE Tuesday 4th December 2018


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Tuesday 4th December 2018



1973 PORSCHE 911T TARGA
Registration No: SCW 498L
Chassis No: 9113111029



Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement.
In its first incarnation, Porsche’s single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 litres and, in turbocharged form, put out well over 300 horsepower. The first of countless up-grades came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels, the ‘S’ featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp, the increased urge raising top speed by 10mph to 135mph. The 911T was added to the Porsche line up in 1968 as the “Touring” form of the 911. It had the 2.0-litre engine, but with a performance output of 110bhp. The T was the base model, costing 10 per cent less than its more powerful brother, the 911S.
A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911’s handling, and then in 1970, the engine underwent the first of many enlargements – to 2.2 litres. Tenacious adhesion, responsive steering, very good flexibility, superb brakes, meticulous finish and a solid, unburstable feel were just some of the virtues praised by Motor magazine in its test of a Porsche 911 in 1973.
This beautiful example of the 911T Targa is presented in the original colour of Irish Green (code 1510) as corroborated by the Certificate of Authenticity in the history file. This matching numbers car benefitted from a complete engine rebuild in 2014/2015 by marque specialists RPM in Hertfordshire with invoices totalling approximately £6,000. Furnished with a UK V5C and current MOT, this superb and highly collectable Porsche is ready for a new enthusiast to take to the open road.



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1930 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT ROADSTER 745 - COYS AUCTIONS TRUE GREATS SALE Royal Horticultural Hall Vincent Square, London SW1P2PE Tuesday 4th December 2018


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1930 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT ROADSTER 745
Chassis No: 183412


The seventh series (1930 model) encompassed three sub-series: the Standard Eight, Speedster and Custom & Deluxe Eight (respective references 740 and 745). The latter represented Packard’s top of the range, and were fitted with the largest engine in existence: an in-line eight-cylinder 6.4-litre with side valves, developing a modest 106bhp at 3000rpm, but with generous torque, and impressively quiet.
The bodies of such exceptional cars were, of course, assigned to such leading names as LeBaron, Brewster, Dietrich and Rollston. More than 11 different chassis models were available for the 745, which had front seats and adjustable steering (for clients without a chauffeur), laminated glass windows, and dual-mounted spare wheels, among other luxury fittings.
The 745 Roadster is arguably the most beautifully designed option for the seventh series and fitted with dickie seats in the rear and telescopic windscreen, in many ways, this dashing and well-proportioned style, which was so appropriate to country estates and summer homes, defined the 1930s Classic Era.
This outstanding roadster, with its stunning colours and dedication to authenticity, is a car that gathers its fair share of stares; while also offering the ultimate experience on any tour.
The Packard Company slogan, ‘Ask the man who owns one,’ was never more clearly defined than in this beautiful roadster from Packard’s past.
Offered from a prestigious private Packard collection where it has remained over the past 16 years, this wonderful example has been fastidiously maintained during this time. Its owner, wielding a no-expense-spared mentality when it comes down to the upkeep of his cars, with this one being no exception, enjoys driving his cars!
Attending numerous concourse events and rally’s over the years, including winning National First Prize at the Automobile Club of America in 1975, more recently # 183412 has taken part in several Alpine Rally’s including the renowned Kitzb├╝heler, said to be one of the most beautiful classic car events in the Alps.
Fitted with 6 Firestone Gum F Dipped high-speed heavy-duty tires, and also offered with 4 winter tires, and luggage case on its steel luggage rack. The Packard 745 is a rare car of which just 1,789 produced, with approximately only 50 being roadsters and it’s estimated that less than ten still exist.
1930 was the only year that the 145.5-inch wheelbase Super Eight Packard was produced, making this 745 Roadster one of the most special and iconic cars of all time.




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