Saturday, July 28, 2012

Car Auction is a Classic Success at Charterhouse

The Charterhouse auction of classic cars held at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 15th July was a huge success with the sale totaling nearly £170,000.
“This sale saw yet another great entry of classic and vintage motorcars and motorcycles. Top lot of the day was an elegant Mercedes-Benz Pagoda 230 SL. Although needing some remedial work to the paint and featuring a less desirable automatic gearbox, it sold well at just over £19,000.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “However, the one car I would have liked to take home was a 1935 Standard 9. Despite having been barn stored for many years, it was in original condition and delightfully dirty. On the day it nearly double its bottom estimated selling for nearly £2,700.”
Other highlights in this specialist Charterhouse classic car auction were a Mini Van. Having undergone a huge programme of upgrades such as a turbo charger, and having won many concours awards, this 10 year restoration project went to a new home in Bournemouth for nearly £13,500. This was followed by another vehicle which had undergone extensive modifications, this time a Range Rover which was changed into a convertible. Previous owners are believed to have included Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, and it sold to a collector of Range Rovers for £9,500.
Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their programme of auctions including Silver, Jewellery & Wine in August, Clocks and Collectors’ items in September and Classic Cars and Motorcycles in November.
For more information regarding these auctions  please contact Matthew Whitney,  Head of Classic Cars, or Richard Bromell, Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email

Classic Cars sold successfully by Charterhouse:
The Ultimate Mini Turbo Van sold for nearly £13,500
An elegant Mercedes-Benz 230 SL sold for just over £19,000
Barn Stored 1935 Standard 9 sold for nearly £2,700
Range Rover convertible sold for £9,500Quick Links
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For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner

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