Top Marques at Charterhouse Auction

The Charterhouse auction of classic cars and motorcycles on Wednesday 15th April was another huge success with the auction totalling £300,000.

“The classic and vintage car and motorcycle market is producing very strong results. As a business, we are receiving instruction to sell vehicles from clients down to Lands’ End, Devon and across to Wales.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Whilst I am out on the road visiting these clients, a lot of the work we carry out is through our web site and via email, from which we can usually offer professional advice from.”

Top lot at the auction was a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Being sold from a Devon client, it went to a Birmingham bidder for £68,000. Also from Devon was another convertible, this time a 1952 Jowett Jupiter, which sold well over estimate at £24,640.

Elsewhere in the Charterhouse classic car auction, a 1958 MGA roadster which was restored in 1988, sold for £24,000, an MGB GT V8 £16,240, a 1954 Frogeye Sprite £9,850, a 1954 Morris Minor post production convertible £10,975  and a 1996 John Cooper Mini which also made £10,975.

With such a buoyant market, Charterhouse have been instructed to sell some top marques already for their June 14th classic car and motorcycle auction. Already consigned are a 1965 Jaguar E Type series I. Inherited from a grandfather who bought the car this matching numbers car in 2002 in a restored condition and then had spent another £25,000 during his ownership, this E Type is estimated at £55,000-60,000. Also going under the hammer is a 1950 Bentley Mk VI. Having previously been restored and comes to auction with a good history file, it is estimated at £24,000-26,000.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of classic cars and classic motorcycles on Sunday 14th June being held in conjunction with the Bristol Classic Car Show which always has a huge attendance.

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

Mighty Mercedes sells for £68,000
Rare Jowett Jupiter sold for £24,640

Top Marques entered in to the Charterhouse June 14th auction of classic cars, a 1965 Jaguar E Type £55,000-60,000 and a Bentley Mk VI £24,000-26,000
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