Thursday, January 10, 2013

Barn Find Bikes Discovered by Charterhouse

Every classic car and motorcycle collector dreams about coming across a barn full of old items, and Charterhouse Auctioneers have unearthed such a barn contents which will be sold their classic car and motorcycle auction on Sunday 10th February.
“It is a truly amazing discovery and the motorcycles have been amassed by one Dorset family. Ripe for restoration is a 1923 Matchless J Type motorcycle with sidecar, which has been in the same family ownership since new!” Commented Matthew Whitney. “We occasionally joke about old vehicles with one owner from new, but one family ownership for nearly 100 is the longest ownership I have ever come across.”
The Dorset barns are now being emptied due to their immanent sale after the passing of a family member. The 1923 Matchless pulled out of the barn has an 855cc vee twin engine which was a large engine in its day. In addition to this Matchless motorcycle, there are also several other large vee twin motorcycles from the 1920’s in barn find condition along with various spare engines, frames, tanks and other parts now looking to be restored. Rarely do such as these Pioneer motorcycles come on the market in original condition and they will represent a fantastic opportunity for collectors to buy a piece of early motorcycle history.
Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this auction of classic cars and motorcycles on Sunday 10th February. The sale is being held at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
To arrange a free home visit or for more information regarding this auction  please contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email on

Barn find and one family owned since new – a 1923 Matchless J Type with rare sidecar £5,000-7,000
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