Thursday, September 26, 2013

Star Cars at Charterhouse

The Charterhouse September classic car and motorcycle auction turned up some rarities with barn sorted wrecks through to concours winning vehicles.

“The auction was held at The Royal Bath and West Showground on Monday 9th September, which was immediately after the massive Beaulieu auto jumble. With over 300 people turning up, there were several who had stayed on after Beaulieu and made visiting Charterhouse part of their buying trip as we had hoped!” Commented Matthew Whitney.


In the auction, it was two Devon barns which yielded some interesting vehicles. There were nearly 40 motorcycles, in varying degrees of disrepair, which made them all the more appealing to bidders. In addition, there a couple of car restoration projects, but it was a circa 1919 Austin tractor which took top honours in the barn when it sold for £14,000. The rest of the vehicles in the barn totalled just under £40,000.

Elsewhere in the auction, a brace of two Jaguar E Type 2+2 coupes sold for £30,000 and £22,000, a 1927 Bean 18/50hp tourer £18,000, a 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Volante, with some paint damage £16,800, a 1967 Vanden Plas Princess with Prime Ministerial connections £11,200, a 1961 Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite £9,000. In the sub £5,000 bracket, there was also plenty of choice, with a Fiat Panda converted into a Walls Ice Cream Moke at £4,000, a 1978 MG Midget £3,700 and a 1996 Mini limited edition Equinox £3,600.

This auction now pushes the Charterhouse classic car department through the £1,000,000 bracket of sales this year, with just one further auction this year.

Charterhouse is now accepting for their forthcoming auction of classic cars and motorcycles on Sunday 3rd November at The Royal Bath & West Showground.

For further information regarding this auction, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset 01935 812277 or via email on info@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

One of two Jaguar E Type 2+2 with this 1967 model sold by Charterhouse for £30,000
A 1961 Frog Eye Sprite sold for £9,000
A circa 1919 Austin tractor sold for £14,000
A Fiat Panda converted into a Walls Ice Cream Moke sold for £4,000
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Driving a Dark Blue Lister Knobbly" Algarve Classic Festival 2012 - Stirling Moss Trophy Tony Wood - Lister Knobbly 1959

"Driving a Dark Blue Lister Knobbly"
Algarve Classic Festival 2012 - Stirling Moss Trophy

Tony Wood - Lister Knobbly 1959
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Low Mile Motors at Charterhouse Auction

The Charterhouse specialist auction of classic cars and motorcycles of nearly 90 vehicles on Monday 9th September has several low mileage time warp motors going under the hammer.

“No two classic car and motorcycle auctions are ever the same, which is probably why they are so well attended” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With such a wide variety of vehicles going under the hammer, it is no surprise that buyers all have their own agendas for bidding. Whether it is a model they owned previously or maybe could not afford when they were younger, one thing they all look for is a genuine low mileage vehicle, and in the auction on Monday we have a great selection of low mileage motors.”

In the low mileage motors, there is a 1981 Ford Capri 1600L. Bought buy the owner as a one year old ex-demonstrator with just 9,024 miles on the clock, he put on another 4,500 miles over the next 32 years. With many Ford Capri’s rusted away or been thrashed by boy racer drivers, this is a rare survivor estimated at £5,000-6,000.


Other low mileage vehicles include a 1989 Austin Metro 1.3 GS. With an automatic gearbox, tow lady owners and just 13,000 miles from new, it is estimated at £600-1,000 with the proceeds of the sale benefitting a charity, or for something a little more up market there is an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante with 39,000 miles for £18,000-20,000 or a 1977 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow with just 39,000 miles for £10,000-12,000.

Viewing for this Charterhouse auction of classic car and motorcycles is at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet on Monday 9th September from 9.00am, with the auction starting at 12.30pm.

Catalogues are available from the auctioneers at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or you can see all the lots on www.charterhouse-auction.com

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their next classic car and motorcycle auction in November. To enter a vehicle into this specialist auction, contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277, via email mw@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk 

Low mileage motors – Ford Capri with 13,500 miles £5,000-6,000
Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante with 39,000 miles £18,000-20,000
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow with just 39,000 miles £10,000 -12,000 

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Stop Me and Buy Me

The Charterhouse auction of classic cars and motorcycles on Monday 9th September includes nearly 90 vehicles from Aston Martin to Mini’s, and with estimates from £500 up to over £30,000 there is certainly something for everyone, no matter how deep or shallow you pocket is.

“The auction has a fabulous selection of vehicles in it, from barn find restoration projects through to show winning concours cars.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “However, for me there is one lot which you cannot miss which is the enchanting little car painted in Walls Ice Cream livery, complete with it matching trailer which transports the refrigerated tricycle to class car events!”

The Walls Ice Cream car is a converted Fiat Panda made to resemble a Mini Moke. Having been restored and repainted by its owner. It has made numerous appearances at classic car and other events in the South West. With other projects in the pipeline, the owner has decided that someone else should have the fun and use out of it, and has entered it in to the Charterhouse auction estimated at £5,000-6,000.

This Charterhouse auction of classic car and motorcycles is being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, on Monday 9th September. Viewing for the auction is on the sale day from 9.00am. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or you can see all the lots on www.charterhouse-auction.com

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their next classic car and motorcycle auction in November. To enter a vehicle into this specialist auction, contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277, via email mw@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk 

Stop Me and Buy One – the Mini Moke recreation with trailer and refrigerated tricycle being sold by Charterhouse at The Royal Bath & West Showground on Monday 9th September £5,000-6,000
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Mint Ministerial Motor is a Prime Lot

The Charterhouse classic car auction on Monday 9th September includes a classic Vanden Plas motor car which was used by Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the early 1970’s.

“This Vanden Plas Princess 4 litre was first registered to The Ministry of Public Buildings and Works in 1967. However, it is the vehicles’ association with Harold Wilson in the early 1970’s which makes most interesting.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “As a ministerial car, it was more like something out of Q Department for James Bond, as it was fitted with numerous special tricks such as an automatic gearbox which was fitted with a quick start in case of emergencies!”

The Vanden Plas Princess 4 litre was also fitted with other refinements such as folding rear picnic tables for the PM, rear safety belts, power assisted steering, a radio and wing mirrors. Today, whilst we may not have picnic tables, certainly all the other options put on this car are what we would expect to be standard fittings today, but back in the late 1960’s would all have been costly extras.

Having lived a much pampered life, this Princess has only covered 7,500 miles in 46 years. Finished in Ministry black livery with gold coach lines and a grey leather interior, the car also saw active service in Margaret Thatcher’s campaign in 1978. With such important associations and provenance, combined with being in fabulous condition, it would be a worthy addition to any classic car collection or museum and is estimated at £15,000-20,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries into this auction of classic car and motorcycles being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, on Monday 9th September.

To enter a vehicle into this specialist auction, contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277, via email mw@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk or log on to www.charterhouse-auction.com

Mint Ministerial Motor – a 1967 Vanden Plas Princess 4 litre being sold by Charterhouse Auctioneers on Monday 9th September £15,000-20,000
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Classic Cars at Charterhouse Makes Over £500,000

The Charterhouse classic car auction on Sunday 21st July at Sherborne Castle, was their biggest classic car auction this year when it totalled over half a million pounds.

“The classic and vintage car and motorcycle market is very strong at present, which resulted in some staggering prices at the auction.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “My favourite lot in the sale was a 1966 Mini Cooper S. In very original condition, it had been stored for over 20 years, during which the market for these iconic British cars has reached new dizzy new heights. Consigned from an owner in Leicester, this little Mini sold for a massive £30,800 despite its collapsed suspension and lack of an MOT, and in the process set a new world auction record price for a Mini Cooper S!”

Top honours in the sale went to an Aston Martin DB6, when it sold for a strong £150,000. The owner, who lives near Newbury, had driven the Aston Martin just 3,000 miles in nearly 40 years. However, the lot which travelled the furthest to the auction, was a barn stored 1920’s Ariel motorcycle combination which was delivered to Charterhouse from a client in Scotland. Estimated at £3000, it delighted its owner when it sold for £9,350.

Elsewhere in the auction, a Ferrari 355 Spyder sold for £37,400, a barn stored Bristol Zagato restoration project, only for the brave, sold for £31,900, a 1924 AC Anzani, resplendent in its polished aluminium bodywork, sold for £33,000 to a museum in Devon, a Morris Minor post production convertible £12,100, a Mercedes-Benz 500SL £12,980, a 1970 Jaguar E Type 2+2 coupe £19,800 and at the other end of the classic car market, a Land Rover Series I restoration project, pulled out from a Welsh farm, sold for £1,200.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries into their next auction of classic car and motorcycles being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, on Monday 9th September.

To enter a vehicle into this specialist auction, contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277, via email mw@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk or log on to www.charterhouse-auction.com

The Aston Martin DB6 sold for £150,000
The Mini Cooper S sold for a staggering £30,800
The 1924 AC Anzani sold for £33,000
The Ferrari 355 Spyder sold for £37,400
The 1920’s Ariel combination restoration project sold for £9,350
The Bristol Zagato restoration project, only for the brave, which sold for £31,900
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Three in a Row at Charterhouse




The Charterhouse classic car auction on Sunday 21st July includes a very rare AC Buckland Tourer, of which there were only 70 made during the production from the late 1940’s to the early 1950’s.

“The AC Buckland Tourer was always a very special car. Being made in the post war era, AC supplied chassis to The Buckland Motor Company who coach built the Tourer body on them with a price tag of just under £1,800, which was a considerable sum of money!” Commented Matthew Whitney. 


Today, the number of Buckland Tourer’s which survive today is very small – many have been crashed, chopped up as being beyond economic repair or just rotted away. However, with such low numbers surviving, it is somewhat amazing that this is the third such AC Buckland Tourer Charterhouse have been instructed to auction. The first two were both painted in Old English white, with one being owned by a Judge in Bristol and the second by an Admiral in Somerset. This time, the Buckland is finished in Old English white over a metallic maroon lower body, is being sold to declining health by the vendor who lives near Reading, and estimated at £10,000-15,000.

This AC Buckland is just one car amongst nearly 70 other classic cars and motorcycles being auctioned in a marquee at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 21st July.  Viewing for this auction is on Sunday 21st July from 10am. Full listings and information is available on www.charterhouse-auction.com or contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 for further information or via email info@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

A 1949 AC Buckland Tourer, estimated £10,000-15,000, a rare survivor being one of just a handful remaining, but the third such example Charterhouse have been instructed to sell over the past couple of years.
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