Top Marques at Charterhouse Summer Classic Car Auction

The Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars has a great selection of vehicles including seven Rolls Royce and Bentley motorcars.

“The auction, which is held in a marquee in the beautiful grounds of Sherborne Castle, is one of the highlights of the auction calendar for me.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “We already have a stunning selection of cars dating from the 1920’s onwards with restoration projects through to concours show cars. Porsche, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jensen, Mercedes-Benz, MG, VW, Morris, Edsel, Triumph, Volvo, Ford and many other manufacturers are well represented and it looks to be another auction set for strong bidding in this strong market.”

Rolls Royce and Bentley have always been sought after, and Charterhouse have amassed a good number of these great cars. Estimated at £130,000-140,000 is a 1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. This imposing Rolls Royce was featured in the 1974 film The Great Gatsby starring Robert Redford. This is followed by a 1939 Rolls Royce Wraith form a client in Romford, Essex, for £40,000-50,000 and a 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 tourer at £35,000-40,000.

In the Bentley section, there is a 1988 Bentley 8 previously owned by Mungo Jerry, famous for his 1970 chart hit In the Summertime, which is estimated at £5,500-6,500. However, it is a 1998 Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner which has already attracted good interest. Being a limited edition of just 100 made, this special Bentley was ordered by its owner when living in Monaco. He specified some very special extras including a speedometer inset into the back of the centre console to enable the back seat passenger to see how fast the car was going or maybe to frighten the Mother-in-Law as the speedo reads up to 260 km/h! Now the owner is back in the UK, and as the car has only covered less than 18,000 miles, the owner has decided now is the time to sell it.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of classic cars and motorcycles on Sunday 19th July being held in conjunction with Classics at Sherborne Castle. 

For further information regarding this auction please contact Matthew Whitney, Head of Classic Cars at Charterhouse, the Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277, via email or log onto their web site

1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost £130,000-140,000
1939 Rolls Royce Wraith £40,000-50,000
1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 tourer £35,000-40,000
Mungo Jerrys’ 1988 Bentley 8 £5,500-6,500
1998 Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner (and speedo in the back to frighten the family) £50,000-60,000

Netley Marsh Charterhouse Auction

Charterhouse Auctioneers, based in Sherborne, Dorset, have had some great classic motorcycles entered into their classic motorcycle auction being held in conjunction with the Carole Nash Netley Eurojumble in September.

“We have been holding combined auctions of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles for 15 years and this year conducted our first auction dedicated just for motorcycles with The Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show in February which was a huge success with the auction totalling over £260,000.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “We are now working towards our next classic motorcycle auction being held at Netley Marsh which is one of Europe’s largest motorcycle show with buyers travelling from around the world.”

Charterhouse already have some stunning lots entered into this auction where sellers will reap the rewards of the huge attendance Netley Marsh draws. Top lots already confirmed are a 1926 Matchless Model M combination at £15,000-20,000 from near Bristol. Owned since 1972, this beautifully restored combination is only 1 of 60 made and has been featured on the cover of Vintage Motorcycle and Classic Motorcycle. Another combination lot is a 1933 AJS 1,000cc V Twin from Romford in
 Essex showing the length and breadth Charterhouse covers finding lots. Also restored, but with the combo needing finishing, this big thumper is estimated at £22,000-26,000 and has been in the same ownership since 1958.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this important Netley Marsh auction of classic motorcycles on Friday 4th September.

For further information regarding this auction, contact Matthew Whitney, Department Head, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or via email

1933 AJS 1,000cc V Twin motorcycle combination £22,000-26,000
1926 Matchless Model M motorcycle combination £15,000-20,000
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