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Clash of the classics at charterhouse car auction

By shill  |  Posted: March 20, 2014

  • 1925 Sunbeam 20/60, which has had over £70,000 spent on it, going under the Charterhouse hammer estimated at £35,000-£40,000

  • 1959 BMW Isetta bubble car, barn stored estimated at £2,000-£4,000

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The Charterhouse classic car auction on Sunday 6th April looks set to be a clash of modern over classic, with vehicles dating from the 1920s through to the 1980s.

“The classic car and motorcycle market is particularly buoyant at present, and despite our last auction only being in February, we have amassed nearly 60 vehicles for our April auction,” said Matthew Whitney.

“We have mopeds to motorcycles and Rolls Royce to vintage tractors. With estimates from just £300 up to £40,000 and conditions from barn stored projects through to concours cars there is something pretty much for everyone!”

Highlights of the auction are a 1925 Sunbeam 20/60. In an immaculate condition, having had £70,000 spent on restoration, this powerful 6 cylinder tourer is now estimated at £35,000-£40,000. Also from the same era, a 1927 Rolls Royce 20/25 is estimated at £28,000-£32,000. Again having had over £75,000 lavishly spent on it is a 1972 Ford Escort evocation rally car, now estimated at £32,000-£35,000.

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On a more modest scale are a group of barn stored projects including a 1959 BMW Isetta bubble car £2,000-£4,000, a late 1940s/early 1950s International tractor £1,000-£2,000, and a 1936 Ford Popular at £1,300-£1,500.

Viewing for this auction at The Exmoor Hall, The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet on Sunday 6th April from 9am, with the auction starting at 11.30am.

Catalogues are available from Charterhouse in Sherborne 01935 812277, or you can look through all the lots on www.charterhouse-auction.com

Charterhouse is now accepting for their forthcoming spring auctions including a sale of pictures, prints, books and antiques on Friday 11th April and silver, jewellery, watches and antiques in May.

For further information contact Richard Bromell, Partner at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset 01935 81227 or via email on info@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

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