Garage Stored Classic Cars at Charterhouse

Two classic cars, a Mini Cooper and a Golf GTI, both garage stored offer enthusiasts an unusual choice in the Charterhouse online auction of classic cars on Wednesday 23rd September.

“Names which always stir the hearts of classic car collectors are Mini Coopers and VW Golf GTI’s.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Although we have sold many such motors, it is unusual to see both in the same auction in completely different conditions as the GTI is mint with very

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Beautiful Bentley Comes to Charterhouse

A classic 1950 Bentley saloon is entered into the Charterhouse online auction of classic and vintage cars on Wednesday 23rd September.

“Any classic Bentley is a piece of British motoring history and this saloon is no exception.” Commented Richard Bromell. “With its super smooth lines and super smooth 6 cylinder engine this was the gentleman driver’s choice over its sibling Rolls-Royce back in the day.”

The Bentley was supplied to its first owner

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Priddy Pub Auction

The contents of the New Inn, Priddy near Bristol, is being sold online by Charterhouse on Saturday 29th August at 10am

“This is a great opportunity to buy some fabulous country furniture and decorative items from the pub.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Situated on the village green at Priddy, it is just a stone’s throw away from Bristol and just down the road from Bath and we will be expecting to see private buyers from across the area looking to bag a special bargain or two.”

The New Inn at Priddy is

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Star Motorcycles

There is a huge selection of classic, vintage and race motorcycles in the Charterhouse online motorcycle on Thursday 27th August.

“There are bikes big and small, old and new, working and projects.” Commented Richard Bromell. “And there are also a couple of motorcycles with star pedigree Top Gear such as a Ducati previously owned by two Top Gear Presenters and a TT wining Yamaha.”

The Ducati 851 was originally bought by the Top Gear presenter James May in 1991. He sold this 851 to his co-presenter Richard Hammond who

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Diamonds are Forever

There is a great selection of diamond and other jewellery in the Charterhouse auction on Friday 7th August.

Jewellery, and diamonds in particular, are a perennial favourite at auction whatever the time of year.” Commented Richard Bromell. “In addition, some buyers are now looking at alternative places to put their money into rather than stocks and shares and many like the appeal of diamond jewellery as an alternative.”

One lot which shines more brightly than the others is a huge diamond solitaire ring. The diamond measures 1 cm in diameter, is the size of the nail on your small finger, is estimated at £15,000-20,000 and comes from the estate of a deceased clergyman.

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John Snape joins Charterhouse

We are delighted to announce John Snape has joined Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne.

He joins Charterhouse as a senior valuer & auctioneer from Ewbanks in Surrey where he was a Partner and worked there from 2004.

John completed a degree in Fine Arts Valuation at Southampton and has been working as an auctioneer for the past 20 years.

One of John’s first tasks was to help catalogue the contents of a Devon country house, Summerfield House, Summer Lane in Exmouth which Charterhouse are selling on Wednesday 22nd July.

John can be contacted at our auction rooms on 01935 812277 or by email

Caption: John Snape (right) with Charterhouse Director Richard Bromell (left) with some of the lots at Summerfield House they are selling on Wednesday 22nd July

Classy Classic Jaguar Project

A 1948 Jaguar Mk IV  2½ litre saloon, which has been in the same ownership for 56 years, is estimated to sell for £7,000-10,000 in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars.

“I always find it amazing when clients have owned cars longer than I have been alive!” Commented Richard Bromell. “This Jaguar saloon has been a firm favourite for the owner who at nearly 80 years old has decided he will not get around to restoring the car and decided to let someone

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Classic Country House Auction

Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne, Dorset, have been instructed to sell the contents of a Devon country house on Wednesday 22nd July.

“It is a classic country house auction the likes of which were once commonplace but now rarely happen”. Commented Richard Bromell. “It has been fascinating sorting, clearing and cataloguing the contents of this country house which has not changed much during the 120 years the family have lived there from the Silver Cross coach built perambulator

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Classic British Classic Car

One of Britain’s most popular classic cars, an MG BGT, is included in the Charterhouse online classic car auction on 29th July.

“MG is perhaps one of Britains best known and loved classic cars with the B possibly  its most popular model produced.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With great MG club scenes, a full range of spare parts and although over half a million were produced, including the roadster, MGC and V8, they are still enjoyed by enthusiasts and collectors today.”

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A Diamond Lot

A large diamond solitaire ring is one of the star lots in the Charterhouse two day 6th & 7th August auction.

“It certainly is quite a whopper of a ring, being about the size of a finger nail.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Whilst you will not be able to see this diamond from the moon, it is certainly large enough to see from across a room and will put a smile on the face of whoever is lucky enough to be wearing it.”

The ring comes to the Charterhouse two day auction of jewellery, watches, silver and antiques from a gentleman who passed away at the beginning of 2020. Although it is intriguing to know how he came to own the ring, we will sadly never know.

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