One of a Kind


A 1946 one of a kind Daimler woody is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 6th November.

“I have always been a fan of the woody, which are also known as shooting brakes, but you rarely see them out and about or even in museums.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “So it was a great surprise to see this one at the client’s house in Devon.”

This Daimler is understood to be fitted with a one off body by the well-known prestige coachbuilders Barker & Co. Probably commissioned and made for a country estate, this car has not been on the open market for years as the current owner purchased it from the widow of a friend.

The Daimler is fitted with a 2.5 litre straight six engine and was featured on the front cover of Tailgate Magazine in 2014. Having recently had the Ash framework replaced it is estimated at £15,000-18,000.

16-10-Rover-P5B-Coupe-1972The owner, having had a head for speed (he won a gold medal in the bobsled at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics), today prefers a more sedate pace in a car. Now in his 80’s has had a long term interest in cars and also owns a 1972 Rover P5B coupe which he has entered into the Charterhouse auction. Estimated at £15,000-18,000 and finished in a great paint scheme of silver over Arden green with a buckskin leather interior, the car was featured and driven by Richard Hammond in a Top Gear programme.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this November 6th classic and vintage car auction which is being held in conjunction with The Footman James Bristol Classic Restoration Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, and for their two day November auction of silver, jewellery, watches and antiques with a special selection of wine, pot and whisky.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at


1946 Daimler woody £15,000-18,000
1972 Rover P5B coupe £15,000-18,000

October 13, 2016
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