Friday, May 3, 2013

Just 7,000 Miles and Two Families in 89 Years

One of the star cars, in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars being held at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 21st July, is a 1924 AC Anzani with less than 7,000 recorded miles.

“It is a truly amazing and unique piece of motoring history entered into this specialist classic car auction. So often we hear half truths about cars with long ownership and low miles, usually careful lady or vicar drivers, which we take with a pinch of salt, but in this case it is all true.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “In addition, AC motor cars have had some great exposure, primarily due to a similar 1927 AC being driven and crashed by Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey!”

Purchased new by Mr Rice in 1924 this AC was first shipped to India, only to return to England 6 months later after the owner died. It then passed to Mr Rice’s sister who put just 5,705 miles on it before selling it to Mrs Pearce in 1958. She bought it for her 16 year old son, who was initially too young to drive it, and with whom it has remained with ever since.

Retaining its original polished aluminium body, this incredibly rare and unique piece of motoring history, having been in the same ownership for the past 55 years, and having been owned by just two families for nearly 90 years, is estimated at £18,000-22,000 in the Charterhouse auction.

To enter a classic car into this important classic car and motorcycle auction, contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277, via email or log on to

The 1924 AC Anzani being sold by Charterhouse in the grounds of Sherborne Castle on Sunday 21st July £18,000-22,000
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