Top Marques at Charterhouse

February is a busy month for Dorset based Charterhouse Auctioneers with a specialist auctions of classic and vintage motorbikes on Sunday 2nd February followed a week later on Sunday 9th February with classic and vintage cars.

“Whilst we have cars and motorbikes from around the world, there are two lots which stand out for me in each auction, both of which are British.” Commented Matthew Whitney.

First up is a 1958 BSA Goldstar in the classic motorbike auction on Sunday 2nd February. This 500 cc British bike was known to be amongst the fastest production bikes in the 1950’s. Each was hand built and with many optional performance modifications available and came from the factory with documented dynamometer test results showing the horsepower produced.

Today, this 62 year old BSA has been fully re-built to concours standards by its owner. Coming from a private collection, the owner enjoys restoring motorbikes rather than riding them and this piece of 1950’s British design is estimated to sell for £20,000-25,000.

Also from the same owner, and again a top British marque, is a 1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.

Originally supplied by the legendary Jack Barclay Ltd of London this Rolls-Royce is finished in a very unusual colour of garnet with a tan leather interior and has covered just 51,000 miles from new. With only 6 owners in 47 years, and in current ownership since 2001, it is in wonderful original condition and estimated to sell for £10,000-12,000.

Both auctions are being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. Viewing for the classic & vintage motorbike auction, held in conjunction with the Carole Nash Classic Motorbike Show, is on Saturday 1st February, with viewing for the classic and vintage car auction, being held in conjunction with the Footman James Classic Car Show, on Saturday 8th February.

Alternatively you can see all the lots and download the catalogue on where live internet bidding is also available.

Charterhouse are accepting late entries for these specialist motoring auctions and entries for their auction of silver, jewellery, watches, wine, port and whisky on 6th & 7th February.

For further information regarding these specialist auctions, or to arrange a home visit, contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email

1958 BSA Gold Star £20,000-25,000 for auction on Sunday 2nd February

1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow £10,000-12,000 for auction on Sunday 9th February