Classic Vehicles Auctions at Charterhouse tops £450,000

February has been a busy month for Sherborne based Charterhouse Auctioneers, with an auction of classic motorcycles on Sunday 8th followed a week later with classic car on Sunday 15th February.

“Both auctions were hugely successful, with the classic car and classic motorcycle market continuing to perform well with strong bidding and high prices achieved across the board.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “We have a busy programme of these specialist auctions throughout the year and have already been instructed to sell some great cars including an MGA Roadster from Cornwall at £20,000-24,000 in our April classic car auction and instructions to empty a huge Devon barn of about 60 classic motorcycles for our next classic motorcycle auction in June.”

Top lot of the two auctions was a 1934 Bentley, which was re-bodied in the 1960’s with an Eddie Hall TT replica body. Selling to a Devon classic car museum for £59,000, the owner of this museum plans to use this Bentley to go to the pub in as well as a museum exhibit! This was closely followed by the top selling motorcycle which was a 1950 Vincent Black Shadow, which sold to a Cornish collector as a spur of the moment bid of £49,500! 

Elsewhere in the auctions, a 1932 Norton 16H, one owner and barn stored since 1939, sold for £6,200, two Vincent Comets sold for £13,000 & £10,500, a 1924 Austin Chummy sold for £14,500, and a 1958 Land Rover Series I £7,150.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their next auctions of classic cars and classic motorcycles in April and June and for their next auction of medals, coins, stamps, clocks and other collectors’ items in March.

For further information regarding these auctions, contact Matthew Whitney ASFAV at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or via email

1934 Bentley Special sold for £59,000
1950 Vincent Black Shadow sold for £49,500
1932 Norton 16H, barn stored, sold for £6,200
1951 Vincent Comet sold fro £13,000
1924 Austin Chummy sold for £14,500
1958 Land Rover Series I sold for £7,150
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