Sprightly Centenarians, MG TA Midget Concours-Winner Go Under The HammerWed, 11 Jun 2014
TWO De Dion Boutons with a combined age of 210 are the oldest entrants in the Barons’ sale at Sandown Park on June 24th.
The first of the venerable veterans dates from 1906. It can comfortably accommodate four adults and, while just a year too young to take part in the London to Brighton run, it has taken part in many road runs. It carries an estimate of £28,000-£35,000.
Its slightly younger sibling is the 1911 De Dion Bouton CQ 8hp, a sporting two-seater layout and carries an estimate of £25,000-£35,000.
Also in the sale is a 1938 MG TA Midget all the way from Australia, where it was owned by a well-known motor industry figure.
It has covered just 4,000 miles since being the subject of comprehensive restoration and comes complete with original instruction manual and a detailed, hand-written account of its restoration. You’ll need deep pockets for this one as it carries an estimate of £24,000-£27,000.
There is more information on these cars and the rest of the sale items, including a host of Jaguar cars as part of a separate Jaguar Heritage sale at www.barons-auctions.com.
By Press Association reporters