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

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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