Monday, June 6, 2011

Topless Time at Charterhouse


The Charterhouse July auction of classic cars has a great selection of convertibles cars ready to be enjoyed during the summer months.
“This sale is held in the beautiful parkland setting at Sherborne Castle where we put up a large marquee overlooking the lake, and is in conjunction with the very popular Classic and Supercar Show held on the same day.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “The classic car market is particularly buoyant at present and we have had high prices achieved at our last specialist auction whiich was held at The Royal Bath & West Showground,”
Of the many entries already confirmed for the Charterhouse sale, there are a good number of cars looking to provide their new owners with fun open top motoring including a 1927 Rolls Royce open tourer. The body was built by Park Ward in 1927 being one of the first years of the 20/25. It has been in its current ownership since 1973 and was bought with its believed low mileage of 39,000. During it’s nearly 40 years of ownership it has only put on another 11,000 miles! It is estimated to sell for £40,000-45,000.
Also in the sale is an Austin Healey3000 MkII which has been fully restored with a bare metal respray, leather interior and chrome wire wheel s at £28,000-32,000, a rare 1955 Ford Zephyr convertible with an  hydraulic electric  hood which was previous  owned by Neil Tee, the chairman of Consul Zephyr Owners Club at £12,000-15,000, a 1974 Jaguar E Type with 52,000 from new and owned for over 20 years, chrome wires, and a 1959 MGA Roadster, upgraded with MGB engine, unleaded head, 3 branch exhaust 1 ¾ in SU carbs for  £15,000-17000.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this important auction. For more information regarding this auction, or to enter a car into the sale, please contact Matthew Whitney, Head of Classic Cars  at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne on 01935 812277 or via email


A Rolls Royce 20/25 Tourer £40,000-45,000
An Austin Healey 3000 Mk II £28,000-32,000
A Ford Zephyr convertible £12,000-15,000

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