Montecarlo for Sale

  A 1982 Lancia Montecarlo coupe is making a rare appearance when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of classic and vintage cars on Wednesday 13th September. “I have always been a fan of the Lancia Montecarlo ever since I saw one star as Giselle alongside the cheeky No 53 VW Beetle in the 1977 film Herbie goes to Montecarlo. ” Commented Matthew Whitney. “However, the 1970’s were not Lancia’s best years and a large number of cars produced, such as the Montecarlo, became heavily corroded and were relegated to the scrap yard. “The Lancia Montecarlo at Charterhouse is just one of 1,123 Series II coupe’s produced. Finished in red with a black leather interior, this has been a cosseted Lancia and has a continuous history from new. Acquired by the owner in 2007, he left it in his garage in 2008 after the MOT expired, and it will now need some re-commissioning work.Today a rare sight on the road, this pretty little Lancia Montecarlo, with a good history file and all its MOT’s from 1985-2007, is estimated to sell for £8,000-10,000 plus buyers premium 12% (inc VAT) when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer on Wednesday 13th September.Viewing for the auction, which is being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN, is on the morning of the auction from 9am, with the sale starting at 12 noon.Catalogues for the sale are available from the auctioneers or you can look through all the lots on www.charterhouse-auction.com where live internet bidding is also available.Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their programme of specialist auction of classic and vintage car on Sunday 5th November and their next auction of pictures, books, maps and sporting items with a selection of Beswick & Royal Doulton on Friday 20th OctoberFor further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney or Nicola Holmes at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com