Thursday, July 25, 2013

Classic Cars at Charterhouse Makes Over £500,000

The Charterhouse classic car auction on Sunday 21st July at Sherborne Castle, was their biggest classic car auction this year when it totalled over half a million pounds.

“The classic and vintage car and motorcycle market is very strong at present, which resulted in some staggering prices at the auction.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “My favourite lot in the sale was a 1966 Mini Cooper S. In very original condition, it had been stored for over 20 years, during which the market for these iconic British cars has reached new dizzy new heights. Consigned from an owner in Leicester, this little Mini sold for a massive £30,800 despite its collapsed suspension and lack of an MOT, and in the process set a new world auction record price for a Mini Cooper S!”

Top honours in the sale went to an Aston Martin DB6, when it sold for a strong £150,000. The owner, who lives near Newbury, had driven the Aston Martin just 3,000 miles in nearly 40 years. However, the lot which travelled the furthest to the auction, was a barn stored 1920’s Ariel motorcycle combination which was delivered to Charterhouse from a client in Scotland. Estimated at £3000, it delighted its owner when it sold for £9,350.

Elsewhere in the auction, a Ferrari 355 Spyder sold for £37,400, a barn stored Bristol Zagato restoration project, only for the brave, sold for £31,900, a 1924 AC Anzani, resplendent in its polished aluminium bodywork, sold for £33,000 to a museum in Devon, a Morris Minor post production convertible £12,100, a Mercedes-Benz 500SL £12,980, a 1970 Jaguar E Type 2+2 coupe £19,800 and at the other end of the classic car market, a Land Rover Series I restoration project, pulled out from a Welsh farm, sold for £1,200.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries into their next auction of classic car and motorcycles being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, on Monday 9th September.

To enter a vehicle into this specialist auction, contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277, via email or log on to

The Aston Martin DB6 sold for £150,000
The Mini Cooper S sold for a staggering £30,800
The 1924 AC Anzani sold for £33,000
The Ferrari 355 Spyder sold for £37,400
The 1920’s Ariel combination restoration project sold for £9,350
The Bristol Zagato restoration project, only for the brave, which sold for £31,900
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