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

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, and contains some real treats for car collectors in the Christmas season.
The entries are headlined by the outstanding and exceptionally rare 1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA two-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 thing then look no further than this 1959 Elva 100 Formula Junior.

It includes a 1098cc A series engine, and is comprehensively documented with copies of its HSCC identity form, a VSCC eligibility card 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 1966 Daimler V8 2.5l. The classic has been in its vendor's ownership 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 approximately every 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, some 12 years ago.


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