Barn Full of Dirty Dirt Bikes

Every auctioneer dreams of coming across a barn full of old motorcycles and cars, and this is exactly what Charterhouse came across when taking entries for their February auction of classic motorcycles.

“The collection of scrambler and trial motorcycles has been amassed by the Somerset owner over nearly 60 years.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “There are about 20 motorcycles which are in an open barn in various states of repair and disrepair. It is a fantastic opportunity to buy and restore these unusual competition bikes to their former glory.”

Included in the collection, most of which were raced by the family decades ago, is a 1950’s BSA B44 500cc scrambler valued at £1,000-1,500 a 1960’s Sachs scrambler at £400-600 through to later bikes such as a 1970’s Honda SS moped at £100-150. In addition, there are numerous frames, engines and other motorcycle parts included in the auction, most of which are being sold without reserve.

Also entered in the auction held, in conjunction with the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show, on Sunday 8th February at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet are numerous other motorcycles including a 1961 Velocette Venom £5,000-8,000, a 1920 Coventry Eagle £4,000-5,000, a 1932 Francis Barnett Lapwing £1,500-2,000 and a Triumph 5T Speed Twin £3,000-4,000.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this auction of Classic & Vintage Motorcycles at The Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet on Sunday 8th February, which is followed a week later with Classic & Vintage Cars at The Footman James Classic Car Show at the same venue.

To enter a classic car or motorcycle into these specialist auctions, contact Matthew Whitney ASFAV at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or via email

Barn full of dirt bikes, including a 1950’s BSA B44 (numbered 150) £1,000-1,500
A 1960’s Sachs scrambler, in the back of the barn £400-600
A 1961 Velocette Venom £5,000-8,000
A 1920 Coventry Eagle £4,00-5,000
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