Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Three in a Row at Charterhouse

The Charterhouse classic car auction on Sunday 21st July includes a very rare AC Buckland Tourer, of which there were only 70 made during the production from the late 1940’s to the early 1950’s.

“The AC Buckland Tourer was always a very special car. Being made in the post war era, AC supplied chassis to The Buckland Motor Company who coach built the Tourer body on them with a price tag of just under £1,800, which was a considerable sum of money!” Commented Matthew Whitney. 

Today, the number of Buckland Tourer’s which survive today is very small – many have been crashed, chopped up as being beyond economic repair or just rotted away. However, with such low numbers surviving, it is somewhat amazing that this is the third such AC Buckland Tourer Charterhouse have been instructed to auction. The first two were both painted in Old English white, with one being owned by a Judge in Bristol and the second by an Admiral in Somerset. This time, the Buckland is finished in Old English white over a metallic maroon lower body, is being sold to declining health by the vendor who lives near Reading, and estimated at £10,000-15,000.

This AC Buckland is just one car amongst nearly 70 other classic cars and motorcycles being auctioned in a marquee at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 21st July.  Viewing for this auction is on Sunday 21st July from 10am. Full listings and information is available on www.charterhouse-auction.com or contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 for further information or via email info@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

A 1949 AC Buckland Tourer, estimated £10,000-15,000, a rare survivor being one of just a handful remaining, but the third such example Charterhouse have been instructed to sell over the past couple of years.
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