Classic Vehicles

Classic and Vintage Motorcycles
2nd April

Classic and Vintage Cars
11th April

Classic Vehicles Make Their Mark

A 1951 Jaguar XK120 roadster, in current ownership since 1969  £80000-90000 at Charterhouse1Over two weekends in February, Charterhouse sold over half a million pounds of classic & vintage cars and motorcycles.

“We had some fabulous entries across from the board in both the car auction and the motorcycle auction. With strong bidding across both sections this resulted in sales of over £500,000.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Viewing days and auction days for both sales were very busy, as were internet enquiries and bids came in from not only across the 1940 Indian ChiefUK, but also America, Germany, Holland and Germany to name a few.”

Top lot in the car auction was a 1951 Jaguar XK120 roadster. From long term ownership – it was bought by the vendor as a 19 year old student studying architecture for £180 in 1969, this classy Jaguar from Devon sold for just under £77,000.

In the two auctions, there was a great selection of cars and 1935 Cotton JAP 25Jmotorcycles. With entries from across the UK, and even a small collection of Harley-Davidson motorcycles delivered to Charterhouse from a collector in France, there were concours winners, daily runabouts, restoration projects and barn stored basket cases.

In the motorcycle auction, top honours went to a 1940 Indian Chief. Sold for just under £28,000, it travelled off to a collector in Germany. One of the more modern bikes in the sale was a 1983 Ducati Darmah 900. Entered into the auction from a client in Devon, it sold for just over A 1979 MG Midget 1500£10,000. Coming from a Somerset deceased estate, a barn stored 1935 Cotton JAP 25J, which had its rear stand pulled up with binder twine, it attracted strong bidding and the new owner parted with a few pounds shy of £8,000 to take ownership which was twice its estimate.

In amongst the classic cars, a 1953 Allard Palm Beach car, which was dismantled, sold for just over £9,500. Also requiring restoration were a 1947 Morgan 4/4 which sold for just over £9,000 and a 1983 Minivan, one a common sight on the road but now getting hard to find, sold for over £6,500 or double its pre-sale estimate.

However, if tinkering about with cars is not your thing, then a 1979 MG Midget 1500 sold for over £7,300. Very strong money for a rubber bumper Midget, it had covered less than 20,000 miles from new and this reflected its condition and selling price.

Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their next specialist auctions of classic & vintage cars on 11th April and their classic & vintage motorcycle auction on 2nd May. For further information regarding these auctions or to enter a car or motorcycle, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse in Sherborne on 01935 812277 or email images for valuation at

1951 Jaguar XK120 roadster sold for just under £77,000
1940 Indian Chief sold for just under £28,000
1935 Cotton JAP 25J sold for just under £8,000
1979 MG Midget sold for just over £7,300

(All include buyer’s premium of 13.2%)

bcc100car_and_classic_co_uk_logo_130Charterhouse hold prestigious auctions at the Bristol Classic Car shows three times a year, our Summer Car auction is held at Classics at the Castle, located at Sherborne Castle, and we now hold extra April and September auctions at the Bath and West Showground. We also regularly hold one owner sales, which are very popular. You can find all our  vehicle Lots on car and

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