Charterhouse Car Auction February 2014

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Selling Successfully Selling at Charterhouse

A late 18th century Chinese porcelain censer, discovered on top of a wardrobe in a Somerset farmhouse, sold for ÂŁ154,250

Ceramics, Coins, Medals, Stamps, Collectors’ Items & Furniture 13th & 14th March Classic & Vintage Vehicles and Motorcycles 6th April FURTHER ENTRIES NOW BEING ACCEPTED To arrange a free home visit or for further information, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner, at our salerooms 01935 812277

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Auction to be held at The Footman James Classic Car Show Royal Bath & West Showground Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN Sunday 16th February 2014 at 12.00 pm Entry by catalogue only on the auction day Viewing Saturday 15th February 9.30 am – 4.00 pm And morning of sale from 9.30 am Live internet bidding can be accessed through our website, or Front cover illustration: Lot 86

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View and Sale Day Telephone Numbers 07756312649, 07989 418801 and 07977 913615 Please contact the Head Office at all other times A buyers premium of 10% (plus VAT) is payable on the hammer with a minimum charge of £80 + VAT payable on all vehicles Special Notices Please note Cheque payments are no longer accepted at our car sales Where lots are marked with a * VAT is due on the hammer price as well as the premium Please see our terms and conditions about registration prior to sale, payment, and live internet bidding Vehicles not collected by 2.30pm on the Monday following the auction will be removed to a compound at Evercreech at a cost of £70 + VAT per vehicle. Storage charges will then be levied at £10 per vehicle per day or part thereof. You are reminded of our terms and conditions of sale especially regarding insurance. Motorcycles not collected by 2.30pm on the Monday following the auction will be removed to our head office in Sherborne at a cost of £40 + VAT per motorcycle.

CHARTERHOUSE The Long Street Salerooms Sherborne Dorset DT9 3BS Telephone 01935 812277 Facsimile 01935 389387

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1 A 1953 Vincent Firefly All Weather Cycle Motor, registration number SAE 12. This rare cycle motor has only had two owners in 60 years. It was originally registered to Mrs Diana-May Garland of Bristol, who retained ownership until November of the same year, when the current vendor purchased it. The vendor used the cycle motor for a very short time, before removing it from the bicycle frame and storing it in the attic, where it remained until being removed for auction. Offered for sale, with a letter from Vincent Engineers (Stevenage) Ltd, dated 9 February 1954, a sales brochure, The Motorcycle road test report, a Miller Lampset hand bill, an instruction booklet for fitting and maintenance of the Firefly and an RF60 and continuation logbooK See illustration £200 - 300

2 A 1970s Puch Newport moped, one lady owner from new. Fingal, as this well travelled diminutive moped is affectionately known, has travelled 4,025 miles from new. But unlike most similar mopeds, its 4,000 odd miles have not been travelled to and from work by a commuter or to school by a student. No! Fingal has clocked up his miles travelling the world with his lady journalist owner. There are photocopies of newspaper articles (including the New York Times) of Fingal’s exploits from Connecticut and California in America, a tour of Corsica, England, Scotland and France. Fingal now awaits a new owner to continue his adventures. No accompanying paperwork See illustration £200 - 400

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*3 A 2012 Atipong Motor Company Super Skylab Tuk Tuk, unregistered, red. The Tuk Tuk offered for auction was a special order vehicle made for a Bristol vehicle hire company. It comes fresh to the market, unregistered and is effectively a new vehicle. Manufactured in Thailand it is based on North Thailand’s everyday vehicles which are built to carry everything from people to cattle. This particular Tuk Tuk was made with front facing seats and is believed to be one of only two with this seating arrangement, the other being in Spain. The manufacturing build sheet states that it is powered by a 150 cc four stroke engine and has a five forward gears plus reverse gearbox. The vendor informs us that to comply with British legislation the seatbelts will need changing to lap type and the handbrake will require some alteration. The Tuk Tuk is offered for auction with manufacturer’s build sheets and import duty papers showing that all VAT and import duties have been paid See illustration Note: This vehicle is subject to VAT on the hammer price. £1000 - 2000

4 A 1950 Brockhouse Corgi, red. This Brockhouse Corgi has been restored utilising a 1950 frame and a 1948 Mk I single speed non kick start engine. Accompanying the bike are two RF60 log books appertaining to the frame (registration number DVG 947) and the other for the engine (registration number GWY 413), newspaper articles, photographs of the bike on show with the Tor & Torridge Classic Bike Club and VMCC application forms which should aid the next owner in registering the bike. RF60 x 2, MOT and tax exempt See illustration £400 - 600


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5 A 1981 Triumph Bonneville T140E, frame number GDA30398, engine number D/N1132, smokey flame, unregistered and stored from new. This very exciting find of an unregistered, and stored from new Bonnie, is surely a real discovery and a must for any serious motorcycle collection. She is presented still in the protective shipping grease and

has never been fired up. The vendor informs us that there hasn’t even been any petrol in the tank. Offered for auction with the original purchase receipt from Meredon for £1635.53, including purchase tax, warranty agreement and the vehicle registration application form. Unregistered See illustrations £9500 - 10500 3

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6 A 1964 BSA C15 police special duty patrol motorcycle, registration number CRM 290B, frame number C1550582, engine number C15/FP/106, black. The C15 police patrol motorcycles were fitted with a low compression engine, special exhaust with additional baffling, a large 22 amp-hour battery in standard trim with the addition of a fairing, police signs, sirens, radio, etc. according to specific constabulary requirements. This particular motorcycle was in service with the Cumberland and Westmorland Constabulary. After decommissioning the motorcycle was sold for civilian use. In the early 1990s the motorcycle was discovered by a serving Cumbrian police officer in a lockup garage in Manchester. It was subsequently fully restored to its former glory and has been used as a show bike ever since. The vendor describes the motorcycle as to a show standard in all respects and is only reluctantly selling the motorcycle due to health reasons. V5C, MOT and tax exempt See illustration £2500 - 2800

7 A 1960 Ariel Arrow, registration number 850 AFJ, black over white. These Val Page and Bernard Knight designed Leader and more sporting Arrow versions were produced between 1959 and 1964. The Arrow featured a 247 cc two stroke twin port engine, which produced 20 bhp and was capable of 75 mph when new. This Arrow has been sympathetically restored, and the vendor describes it as in very nice order and running very well. There is a good history file with numerous old receipts, expired tax discs, MOTs and SORNs. Having formed part of a small collection of Ariel motorcycles, this Arrow is now only for sale to make way for the vendor’s next project. V5C, MOT exempt, currently on SORN See illustration £2000 - 3000

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8 A 1991 Kawasaki GPZ 900, registration number H12 WRM, red/black. This modern classic sports bike is described by the vendor, in respect to the condition of the engine, frame, paint and fairing, as excellent. He also advises us that the motorcycle has recently had a full service and MOT, and that both tyres have been replaced. A great sports motorcycle, offering the next owner, plenty of performance and value at the suggested guide price. V5C, MOT to January 2015, no current tax See illustration £1650 - 1850

9 A 2005 Honda CBF250, registration number GY05 CXX, black. This light weight commuter motorcycle is described by the vendor to be in excellent condition, in respect to the engine, frame, and paint work. He also advises us that it is a very easy and comfortable ride, and returns excellent fuel consumption. It further benefits from having had a recent full service and a long MOT. V5C, MOT to August 2014, taxed See illustration £1200 - 1400


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10 A 2001 Triumph Bonneville, registration number WU51 UNT, green/silver. This modern British classic is a real enthusiast’s machine. This particular example is the sought after twin carburettor model and is described by the vendor as being in excellent condition, in respect to the engine and frame, and good in respect to the paintwork. The vendor also advises us that the Bonnie has recently had a full service and MOT and two new tyres and is a joy to ride. V5C, MOT to January 2015, taxed See illustration £3000 - 3500

11 A 2005 Suzuki GSF650 Bandit, registration number WR05 FMO, silver. For 2005 the Bandit’s engine had an increase in capacity from 600 to 650 cc and the frame saw some extra bracing, but the overall look of the bike was very little changed from the previous model. This example of Suzuki’s middle weight cruiser is described by the vendor as an easy and pleasant bike to ride, and he describes the condition as excellent in respect to the engine, frame, paint and bodywork. He further advises us that the motorcycle has recently been serviced and is running very well. V5C, MOT to September 2014, no current tax See illustration £1500 - 1800

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12 A Yamaha JPX motocross sidecar combination, black and red. This sidecar combination has a water cooled engine, front and rear disc brakes and Renthal handlebars. It will require recommissioning after several years of dry storage. There is no paperwork accompanying this competition motorcycle combination. See illustration £1000 - 1500

13 A 1990 Ducati 750 Paso, registration number G717 OYC, red. This Italian superbike has only covered a believed 10,000 miles from new. The vendor advises us that the bike is exceptionally original and clean, on the button and sounds awesome. V5C, MOT to January 2015, taxed See illustration £2250 - 2550

14 A cherished registration number, A11 OSD, with retention certificate £450 - 550

20 A cherished registration number, 578 MYC, with retention certificate £500 - 700

15 A cherished registration number, C530 JOE, with retention certificate £750 - 850

20A A cherished registration number, S3 WLM, with retention certificate £450 - 550

16 A cherished registration number, 461 DUO, with retention certificate £950 - 1150

20B A cherished registration number, TAU 232, with retention certificate £750 - 850

17 A cherished registration number, 752 YUR, with retention certificate £500 - 700

20C A cherished registration number, XJR 87J, with retention certificate £650 - 750

18 A cherished registration number, 92 YKP, with retention certificate £1000 - 1200

20D A cherished registration number, XJY 539, with retention certificate £950 - 1150

19 A cherished registration number, 383 EHT, with retention certificate £500 - 700

20E A cherished registration number, 218 EYA, with retention certificate £350 - 450 5

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21 A 1977 Triumph Stag, registration number OOE 928R, damask red. This desirable manual overdrive example was purchased by the vendor from a previous Charterhouse classic car auction (May 2010). Prior to the auction the Stag had been in the previous ownership for 15 years and had been barn stored during that time. Since acquiring the Stag the vendor has carried our extensive mechanical works including a reconditioned engine, fitting a new clutch, Kenlowe fan, recored radiator, petrol pump, windscreen, brake overhaul and numerous other items which are listed on an accompanying schedule of works. After all of the aforementioned work the vendor described the engine as fair, the bodywork, interior and paintwork as poor. There is an extensive history file accompanying the car and a works hard top. This Stag offers the next owner an opportunity to acquire an inexpensive seventies open tourer to use and improve as funds allow. V5C, MOT to May 2014, taxed See illustration £1500 - 2500

22 A 1966 Land Rover Series IIA SWB, registration number KRC 659D, green. The Series IIA had a ten year production run from 1961 to 1971, they were available in both SWB and LWB formats. This SWB Landie had benefited from recent works, including a new galvanized chassis and an unleaded cylinder head. The Landie is further equipped with rear seats which are fitted with lap seat belts, a heater and air horns. The hoops for the canvas tilt are present, but unfortunately the canvas is missing. The vendor informs us that this has not been a problem for him as the Landie has only been used on fine days. This classic Landie has the all important new galvanized chassis to give peace of mind and should offer the new owner plenty of off road fun. V5C, MOT to June 2014, tax exempt See illustration £2500 - 2800

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23 A 1965 Rover P5, registration number JJY 85, grey. The large and luxurious P5 was launched in 1958 in both saloon and coupé body styles. They featured the six cylinder three litre engine and in time, would find favour with prime ministers and even The Queen. The car would go through various cosmetic changes until 1967, when the six cylinder engine was superseded by the 3.5 litre Buick V8. The P5 offered for auction, is a three litre saloon version, finished in grey with a complementary red leather interior. The vendor informs us that the Rover has been stored in a garage for the past twenty years, and the engine was last started approximately a year ago. The car is now ripe for sympathetic re-commissioning after its lengthy lay-up. V5, no current MOT, tax exempt See illustration £2000 - 2500

24 A 1966 Humber Sceptre Series II, registration number MJD 119D, metallic green. This Humber Sceptre has only had three registered keepers from new. The second and current owner are father and daughter, who have been in possession of the car since 1972. The father purchased the Sceptre from Derek W Waite of Sydenham for £485 (original receipt on file). Finished in metallic green with a contrasting beige vinyl interior, she is also fitted with the desirable manual overdrive gearbox. The car has recently been recommissioned and freshly MOT’d after a period of storage. There is an extensive history file with past MOTs, tax discs, SORNs, bill of sale, numerous maintenance receipts and general correspondence. The vendor believes that the recorded mileage of just over 62,000 miles is genuine and the history seems to substantiate this. V5, V5C, MOT to January 2014, tax exempt See illustration £2000 - 3000


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25 A 1997 Range Rover 4.6 HSE, registration number P5 PPK, black. This top of the range Rangie has the full fat 4.6 litre V8 installed, endowing the car with effortless power. The coachwork is finished in black and sits on alloy wheels. The interior is fully trimmed in beige leather with black piping, and has all the bells and whistles including electric seats, windows and mirrors, multi-function steering wheel, and automatic transmission. V5C, MOT to October 2014, no current tax See illustration £1500 - 1800

26 A 1998 Ford Mustang GT, registration number R45 UER, racing yellow. This automatic Mustang is finished in bright racing yellow with black racing stripes, and has a contrasting full black leather interior. Since being imported in 2011 the car has been serviced by reputable specialists including Namco where the Mustang has recently been serviced at a cost of £556.78 (receipt on file). This iconic American muscle car offers the next owner plenty of inexpensive bang for your buck. V5C, MOT to May 2014, taxed See illustration £2000 - 2500

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27 A 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Automatic four door saloon, registration number C277 CCR, white. The vendor informs us that this Mercedes was first purchased by a Mr Graulick and while in his ownership she was mostly chauffeur driven. Finished in brilliant Mercedes white with a grey interior, she is fitted with alarm, immobiliser, tinted glass, air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors, and switchable automatic gearbox. The history file accompanying the car contains various servicing, restoration and maintenance receipts, photographs and previous MOTs. V5C, MOT to January 2015, no current tax See illustration £3000 - 4000

28 A 2000 BMW Z3M, registration number W645 HKL, metallic maroon. This well maintained modern roadster has covered a believed 56,000 miles from new. The diminutive roadster is extremely well maintained with a full tan leather interior having all the usual luxury refinements, including automatic transmission with sports mode, electric windows, mirrors, driver and passenger seats, power assisted steering and CD radio. The vendor informs us that the Z3 has recently had new steering and suspension bushes and a full service at a cost of £1000. Accompanying the car is a large history file with extensive maintenance receipts, MOTs and SORNs. The vendor advises us that the car is running and driving extremely well and is only for sale due to the arrival of his new Z4. V5C, MOT to November 2014, taxed See illustration £3250 - 3550 7

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29 A 1989 Austin Rover Mini Thirty limited edition, registration number G354 PHR, pearlescent cherry red. The Austin Rover Mini Thirty limited edition was manufactured to commemorate thirty years of Mini production. It was available in two colour options, both with pearlescent paint finishes, which was a first for Austin Rover. There were 2000 examples in cherry red and 1000 in black, which rolled off the Longbridge production line. They were all lavishly appointed for the time, with red leather steering wheels, Minilite alloy wheels, half leather seats, chrome grille, bumper and handles, a Philips stereo radio cassette and a rev counter. This example has covered, a believed 77,000 miles from new, and is accompanied with a service history with old MOTs, Rover handbooks and stamped service book. For the current MOT, the Mini required re-commissioning and there is a receipt on file for £606.77 for work carried out. V5C, MOT to October 2014, currently on SORN See illustration £2000 - 2500

30 A 1994 Jaguar Sovereign 4.0 Automatic, registration number L799 CAD, red. This believed 63,000 miles from new Sovereign is finished in red with a beige full leather interior with Wilton carpets. This example features many optional extras, including air conditioning, cruise control, electric and memory seats and sits on alloy wheels. V5C, MOT to May 2014, no current tax See illustration £1500 - 2000

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31 A 1938 Jowett 8hp open four seat tourer special, registration number AJY 509, chassis number 848101, green. The British motoring scene is renowned for creating specials from otherwise unwanted chassis’ and engines, restyling them with new bodywork into something a little more interesting and sporting. This Jowett tourer special is just such a car. The builder of the special took the chassis, engine and running gear from an 8hp saloon and has created a four seat tourer in the vintage tradition. The body is constructed with steel front and rear cycle type wings, running boards and an ash frame with marine ply panels. The special is running and driving but will require further fettling to complete the project. At present there is not a V5C, but there is a letter on file from the Jowett Owners Club confirming the chassis and registration numbers. This should aid the registering of the car for the next owner. A worthwhile project which once completed will offer the next owner a distinctive open tourer. No V5C, MOT or tax See illustration £1000 - 1400

32 A 1980 Austin Allegro S3 1.3, registration number PYA 455V, beige. The final series of Austin’s Allegro was available in three body styles and had a range of engine options from 998 cc to 1748 cc. This four door example has recently been recommissioned and MOT’d after a period of dry storage. The vendor informs us that the engine has had new piston rings and has had a thorough service to obtain a new MOT. The body is finished in a very period beige with a contrasting brown cloth interior with matching carpets. After having had its recommissioning and a fresh MOT this Allegro would make a great starter classic or first car. V5C, MOT to January 2015, taxed See illustration £700 - 900


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36 A 2000 Fiat Barchetta 1.8 16V, registration number W364 TYD, silver. This particular example of Fiat’s modern roadster is finished in silver with a black cloth interior and has a blue mohair hood, which was replaced within the last year. The lady owner informs us that during her ownership the Fiat has been driven only approximately 3,500 miles and over £2,000 has been spent on maintenance, including a cambelt change, the new mohair hood, two new front tyres, replacement alloy wheels and general servicing. This car is offered for sale with sundry maintenance receipts, original owner’s handbook and wallet and past MOTs. A well maintained example of a practical, modern roadster which is ready to be used by the next owner. V5C, MOT to July 2014, currently on SORN See illustration £2800 - 3200

37 A 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E sports saloon, registration number G396 BEL, silver bronze. Finished in silver bronze with a beige cloth interior this automatic version is fitted with a factory steel sunroof, electric windows, stereo radio, power assisted steering and an immobiliser. The vendor informs us that the car has been well maintained during his and the previous ownerships, but unfortunately due to a recent lack of use, a starting problem has developed. He believes this is a fuel pump relay not working due to a loose connection in the fuse box. The Mercedes-Benz is offered for sale with a large history file containing numerous maintenance receipts, owner’s handbooks and service book, specialist Mercedes-Benz magazines and previous MOTs and SORNs. V5C, MOT to February 2014, currently on SORN See illustration £650 - 750

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38 A 1972 Range Rover, registration number JRR 387K, black. This early tax exempt A-Series classic two door Range Rover restoration project has recently emerged from long term storage and is now ripe for restoration. It is noted that at present the car is fitted with a Ford six cylinder diesel engine. The vendor informs us that the chassis looks sound and both driver and passenger side sills seem to have been replaced at some point in the past. This Range Rover now offers a great opportunity to restore an ever increasingly popular classic to your specification. V5C, no MOT or tax See illustration £3000 - 3500

39 A 1995 Nissan Mitsuoka Viewt L four door saloon, registration number N201 WVC, silver blue. The vendor informs us that this Mitsuoka has been family owned for the last eight years. Finished in silver blue with a cream leather interior, this automatic Viewt is equipped with air conditioning, immobiliser and alarm and sits on Wolfrace alloy wheels. The vendor also informs us that this eye catching vehicle is accompanied with a full service history. V5C, MOT to September 2014, taxed See illustration £2400 - 2800


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Lot 40 40 A 1935 Wolseley Wasp, registration number PV 2677, green over black. The very rare Wolseley Warp had a very short production run of just two years between 1934 and 1935 and it is believed that only twelve remain in running order. This Wasp which is attractively finished in green over black bodywork with a green leather interior, is powered by the 1069 cc four cylinder engine driven through a four speed gearbox and was in long term ownership for approximately 25 years until 2011. A body off rebuild was undertaken 22 years ago and the car

has been maintained as necessary since. PV 2677 has completed several tours and rallies since the restoration and has taken many a bride to her wedding, and has formed part of a West Country museum collection for the past two years. The history file contains numerous old MOTs, receipts and restoration history. This Wolseley Wasp now offers the next owner a rare alternative to the contemporary Austin Seven or Morris Eight. V5C, MOT and tax exempt See illustrations ÂŁ3500 - 3800

Lot 41 41 A 1964 MG B roadster, registration number AGO 492B, tartan red. The ever popular MG B, a firm favourite with the classic car scene, was launched in 1962 in roadster form, with a GT version arriving in 1965. This 1964 manual overdrive example is finished in tartan red with a black piped red interior, has a black vinyl roof and sits on sparkling chrome wire wheels. The vendor informs us that the original bumpers, overriders and front grill have been rechromed, the chassis has been Waxoyled, the engine has been reconditioned and the twin SU


carburettors have been rebuilt. Further works include recent replacement of the oil cooler, radiator, electronic ignition, batteries, door glass, windscreen and seatbelts. We are advised by the vendor that the condition of the engine, body, interior and paintwork as fair and the chassis as good. In the present ownership since 2005, this desirable MG roadster is only for sale due to a recent lack of use. V5C, MOT to February 2015, tax exempt See illustrations ÂŁ6000 - 8000

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42 A 1999 Vauxhall Omega 2.5 CDX automatic saloon, registration number V135 FJU, oyster gold. This top of the range Omega offers every creature comfort and driving aid. This low ownership example has covered a believed 65,000 miles from new, which is documented with service history. Recent works include a replacement cambelt, brakes and tyres, and the car is accompanied with original handbooks and service books. V5C, MOT to August 2014, no current tax See illustration £1800 - 2200

43 A 1955 Morris Minor four door saloon, registration number 279 UXD, black. This 948 cc engined saloon is finished in black with a red interior. She has undergone a recent brake overhaul and will now make a lovely starter classic. V5C, MOT and tax exempt See illustration £1200 - 1400

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44 A 1987 Mercedes-Benz 230TE estate, registration number E415 EMO, metallic blue. This modern classic Mercedes-Benz load lugger is finished in metallic blue with a blue cloth interior and is fitted with the more economical five speed manual gearbox. There is a large history file accompanying the car with numerous service receipts and past MOTs. V5C, MOT to November 2014, currently on SORN See illustration £400 - 600

45 An Iveco-Ford 7.5 tonne car transporter, registration number R222 PET, silver/blue. This 7.5 tonne car transporter is fitted with a remote control hydraulic winch and has a full aluminium chequer plate beaver tail flatbed. The vendor informs us that the lorry has recently had £1,000 of maintenance to obtain its last MOT and the transporter is ready to work. V5C, MOT to December 2014, taxed See illustration £3000 - 3500


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46 A 1974 BMW E3 2500 sport saloon, registration number UJB 444N, fjord blue. This rare BMW sport saloon has covered a believed genuine 62,000 miles from new. It has recently emerged from storage after being stored for approximately twelve years and has been recommissioned. The recommissioning included new headlights, chrome trim, tyres, badges, and overhauling the braking system with new calipers etc. Accompanying the car is a full BMW service history. The vendor describes the BMW as a flying machine which sounds wonderful and goes like a rocket. V5C, MOT to September 2014, taxed See illustration £5500 - 6000

47 A 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Sportline cabriolet, registration number TBA, tourmaline green. The E320 cabriolet is quite a rare Mercedes model as originally only 557 examples were imported into the UK, and not all of those were to the top of the range Sportline specification. They offer stylish full four seat convertible motoring and were manufactured at a time in Mercedes history when quality and engineering were at their highest. This three owner example is presented in tourmaline green with a full tan leather interior and has a black mohair hood. The vendor informs us that there is a full service history accompanying the car which confirms the recorded mileage of 118,000 miles. He further advises us that he has only driven the car approximately 2,000 miles in the last year and new tyres have recently been fitted. As Sportline cabriolets are hard to find now, take this opportunity to grasp a 90s Mercedes top of the range model whilst you still can. V5C, MOT to June 2014, taxed See illustration £6,000 - 7,000

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48 A 1984 Ford Sierra XR4i, registration number B22 MLW, silver. A rare sight on British roads the XRi was only built for two years and are gaining popularity all of the time. This particular example has a stamped Ford service history up to 90,000 miles and has recently had a full service by a Ford specialist. The vendor informs us that the car has had four owners and is an original accident free car which requires only a slight repair to the driver's seat bolster. He also advises us that it is great fun and drives superbly. V5C, MOT to November 2014, taxed See illustration £3800 - 4200

49 A 1980 Porsche 928S, registration number UHJ 804V, bronze. This four owner 928 (three were from the same family) has been maintained to a high standard. The coachwork has recently been repainted due to the lacquer loosing its lustre. The vendor describes the Porsche as being very straight with original trim and is running beautifully having recently been fully serviced. V5C, MOT to January 2015, taxed See library illustration £5000 - 5500


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Lot 51 Lot 50 *50 A 1983 Leyland Titan double decker bus, registration number, A910 SYE, red. This bus has formed part of a Bristol promotional vehicle hire firm fleet and is only for sale due to the owner retiring. Prior to the vendor purchasing the bus in 2010, it had been an exhibit in a museum in Preston, Lancashire. The bus has been maintained to PSV standard and has a current MOT to 21st July 2014. We are advised by the vendor that the bus is in very straight condition in all respects and is ready for hire. V5C, MOT to July 2014, taxed See illustration Note: This vehicle is subject to VAT on the hammer price. £2000 - 4000

51 A 1992 Mazda MX-5 1600 Turbo Special convertible, registration number J192 NRU, British racing green. The vendor informs us that this no expense spared unique MX-5 has covered a believed 26,000 miles from new and only just over 1,100 miles since the ground up restoration and race spec modifications. These included fitting chrome anti-roll bars hoops, four point safety harnesses, chrome switches and indicator stalks, white dials, vented headlight cover for the induction system, stainless steel grille, twin sports exhausts, 15 inch alloy wheels, racing tyres, vented and grooved brake discs, chrome server lid and much more. All the work was carried out by AFR Tuning in Guildford by Johnny Morgan. The engine specification was modified and uprated with a Cosworth Turbo with custom fabricated induction kit, fully ported and balanced engine, uprated oil pump, uprated water pump and housing, uprated bottom end bearing to crankshaft, skimmed head and uprated gaskets, uprated cambelt and tensioners, hand fabricated inner-cooler and stainless steel pipes, uprated HT leads, hand fabricated induction kit, light and flywheel, uprated clutch, two into four manifold, fully programmed ECU, uprated fuel pump, and rolling gear. Finished in British racing green with tan leather interior, this tuned MX-5 is currently running a very modest 200 bhp but 230 bhp could be tolerated with further tweaking. V5C, MOT to January 2015, no current tax See illustration £6000 - 7000

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52 A 1989 Volkswagen Golf Mk 2 8V GTI, registration number G421 PCD, Tornado red. This iconic 1980s hot hatch has had a full re-spray, in Tornado red, and has a grey cloth interior. Accompanying the car is a history file containing previous MOTs and receipts, including a recent bill for just under £900. V5C, MOT to October 2014, taxed See illustration £3800 - 4200

53 A 2004 MG ZT-T Sport 180 auto estate, registration number BK54 MLV, violet blue. This top of the range MG estate has all the creature comforts one could ask for, including sports automatic transmission, half leather sports seats, fitted satellite navigation and DVD player, electric windows and mirrors, CD player, dog guard and alloy wheels. V5C, MOT to September 2014, currently on SORN See illustration £650 - 850 13

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Lot 54 54 A 1974 Hillman Avenger DL automatic saloon, registration number SPW 816N, orange blossom, one recorded keeper and only 2,500 miles from new. This time warp condition Hillman Avenger was supplied by Thompson’s of Dereman to the only registered keeper a Mr EJ Richardson of Swaffham, Norfolk on 26th July 1974. The car is badged as a DL model, but is in fact a limited edition Sunseeker version, finished in a most distinctive ‘70s colour of orange blossom, which complements the excellent black ambla interior. Accompanying

the car is the original supplying dealer’s wallet, containing the service record book with a single stamp for the 1000 mile service, original owner’s handbook, an Endrust auto-truck rustproofing guarantee, past MOTs and the RF60. Cars like this are now becoming harder and harder to find in unmolested original condition and this Avenger would certainly be a great addition to any Chrysler/Rootes group collection. RF60, MOT to January 2015, no current tax See illustrations £3000 - 4000

Lot 55 55 A 1960 Austin Seven Mini saloon, registration number 868 FOD, grey. One of motoring’s icons, the Sir Alec Issigonis designed Mini, debuted at the 1959 Motor Show to universal acclaim. This early Mini has been in the current ownership since 1982. It has been the subject of a sympathetic restoration which was completed by the vendor in 2009. We are informed that the body received two new front wings and a driver’s door skin and the Mini was fully resprayed in grey with a white roof. The interior is original apart from new carpets, and the


engine and running gear are original to the car, with the latter only needing servicing and detailing. The vendor believes that the recorded mileage of just under 44,000 miles could be correct, due to the lengthy period of inactivity (1982 - 2009) but unfortunately there is insufficient history to substantiate this. Offered for auction with past MOTs and sundry paperwork, this delightful Mini now restored to its former glory awaits an appreciative new owner. V5C, MOT to June 2014, tax exempt See illustrations £6500 - 7500

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Lot 56

56 A 1962 Morris Mini-Minor 850 Deluxe, registration number 7727 MU, cherry red, one lady owner and only 40,000 miles from new. 7727 MU was purchased new by the one and only registered keeper, Mrs Marie Josephine Morris (very apt) in 1961. As a young, newly qualified teacher Mrs Morris would walk past the garage on her way to work and admire 7727 MU where she was displayed. On receiving her first pay packet Mrs Morris made a down payment and became the new proud owner. Mrs Morris would use the Mini until 1976 (last tax disc displayed) whereupon the car would remain in garage storage.

Presented in wonderful original and unmolested condition with matching numbers, the interior still retains the dealer supplied clear plastic protective seat covers. 7727 MU is offered for auction with MOTs from 1967 to 1976, period insurance documents, a tax disc from 1965 and the original RF60 log book. This time warp example of Sir Alec Issigonis’ iconic Mini is now ripe for sympathetic restoration and would form part of any important collection. RF60, no current MOT or tax See illustrations £5000 - 7000


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Lot 57

Lot 58

57 A 2004 Ford Australia Falcon ute, registration number GX54 LTF, metallic maroon. This huge utility vehicle is powered by a straight six four litre engine which is run on LPG only. With its massive load carrying capability the vendor informs us that it has been a most useful vehicle. V5C, MOT to September 2014, taxed See illustration £3000 - 3500

58 A 1984 Volkswagen Beetle Special Edition, registration number A97 HPL, yellow. Finished in brilliant VW yellow with a yellow and black special trim interior, this Beetle is fitted with lots of extras, including chrome kit, tinted glass, original radio and modern stereo system with extra speakers. The vendor informs us that the history file contains previous MOTs, various invoices and correspondence. This limited edition Volkswagen has covered a believed 50,000 miles from new and will certainly stand out in any crowd. V5C, MOT to January 2015, no current tax See illustration £4500 - 5500

Lot 59

Lot 60

59 A 1982 Range Rover Classic two door, registration number A173 GSS, white. The classic two door Range Rover is just as happy cutting a dash on the chic Kings Road as it crossing a muddy field. This particular five speed manual example would benefit from some restoration and recommissioning to bring it back to its former glory. V5C, no MOT or tax See illustration £2000 - 2500

60 A 1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, registration number VMM 859S, metallic gold. The all new Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was introduced in 1965 and was powered by the V8 engine of 6,750 cc, driving through a GM three speed gearbox. In 1977 the Silver Shadow II arrived with rack and pinion steering and a modified front suspension which further improved the handling of the large luxurious car and the federal style rubber bumpers were incorporated into the design. This Silver Shadow II is finished in the attractive colour combination of metallic gold with a cream leather interior. The vendor informs us that it has recently had the all important brakes overhauled and is running and driving well. V5C, MOT to June 2014, no current tax See illustration £4000 - 5000 61 - 63


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Lot 64 64 A 1980 Mini Clubman estate, registration number GAM 938W, black. From the last year of production this Clubman estate was in storage from 1990 until a comprehensive rebuild was carried out by the vendor during 2013. We are advised by the vendor that during the restoration the body required new floors, sills, a new fuel tank, exhaust, rear subframe, wheel cylinders and brake shoes, tyres and a full

respray. The vendor believes that the recorded mileage of 26,000 miles could be correct due to the length of time the Mini was in storage, but unfortunately there is not sufficient paperwork to substantiate this. A rare classic estate, fresh from a thorough restoration now awaits a new enthusiastic owner. V5C, MOT to October 2014, taxed See illustrations £4000 - 5000

Lot 65 65 A 1995 BMW 840ci coupé, registration number N721 KKH, ocean blue metallic. This BMW flagship 1990s super coupé has only had three registered keepers from new. Finished in a most attractive colour combination of ocean blue metallic with a full grey leather interior, it has the usual luxury refinements, including electric windows, seats and mirrors, automatic transmission with economy and sports mode, air conditioning, CD with multi changer and power assisted

steering. There is an extensive service history with past MOTs and receipts to confirm the low recorded mileage of just over 73,000 miles. This up and coming classic coupé has formed part of a small car collection in recent times and is now only for sale to make way for the vendor’s new toy. V5C, MOT to October 2014, taxed See illustrations £3500 - 4500


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Lot 66

Lot 67

66 A 1991 Rover Mini Neon, registration number H580 XYA, metallic grey, three owners and 35,000 miles from new. This low mileage classic Mini has had three registered keepers from new. The first only kept the car for one year before the second lady owner took over the running of the vehicle. She would cherish the Mini for the next 21 years before the current vendor acquired the car. In the current ownership the Mini has been thoroughly serviced and new Minilite style alloy wheels and new tyres have been fitted. The Mini is offered for sale with an extensive history file containing numerous maintenance receipts and past MOTs from 1994 when the recorded mileage was 9,183 miles. V5, MOT to December 2014, taxed See illustration £4500 - 5000

67 A 1998 Peugeot 106 1.4 XL Zest 3, registration number S296 LJT, red. This Peugeot was supplied by Brian Whiteside Peugeot in Poole to the one and only registered lady owner. The vendor informs us that the odometer currently reads approximately 6,600 miles and is supported by its service book. Finished in red with a grey interior, this automatic 106 has power assisted steering and electric windows. V5C, MOT to November 2014, no current tax See illustration £1850 - 1950

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Lot 69

68 A 1994 Ford Scorpio, registration number A16 BOM, black. This particular car has the two litre double overhead cam engine and automatic gearbox. It is currently running and driving and would make a great donor card for someone building a Lotus 7 style kit car. V5C, no current MOT or tax See illustration £350 - 450

69 A 1998 Mercedes-Benz 300E Elegance turbo diesel saloon, registration number R601 XRV, silver. The vendor informs us that this E Class has only one lady registered keeper and has covered approximately 117,000 miles from new, which is supported with service history. Finished in silver with a black leather interior with Elegance features, including air conditioning and climate control. V5C, MOT to January 2015, taxed See illustration £1850 - 1950


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Lot 70

Lot 71

70 A 1967 Bentley T1 saloon, registration number PWP 121E, Tudor grey. This luxurious motor car was first sold by H A Fox of London to Colonel R Myddleton on 29th March 1967. Shortly after this she was exported to the USA and returned to the UK shores in 1991. This rare internal pull door handle model is fitted with a beautiful bespoke walnut dashboard and offers other luxury refinements you would expect from a car of this distinction. Finished in metallic Tudor grey with dark tan hide interior, biscuit carpets and luxury cream lambs wool overmats, this Bentley is accompanied for sale with its history file, containing Bentley T Series handbook, factory release documents, previous MOTs, invoices and other correspondence. V5C, MOT to February 2015, tax exempt See illustration £9500 - 10500

71 A 1958 MG Magnette ZB sports saloon, registration number WRU 103, maroon and cream, one family owned and 50,000 miles from new. This restoration project ZB has been with the same family from new, purchased by the vendor’s mother from Knotts Brothers of Charminster, Dorset in 1958. The MG would remain in use until it was put into storage approximately 20 years ago. We are informed that the last time the MG was started was approximately eight years ago. The MG appears sound but very dirty with numerous surface rust marks and flat paint. The brown leather interior appears intact and should respond well to a thorough clean and feed. A worthwhile restoration project which should appeal to the MG enthusiast looking for an original low mileage example of an increasingly popular model to restore to its former glory. V5 x 2, MOT and tax exempt See illustration £900 - 1100

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Lot 73

72 A 1961 Morris Minor replica convertible, registration number 907 YUW, smoke grey. This well presented replica has recently been refurbished with the hood frame and wheel rims powder coated in old English white, new carpets have been fitted, most of the brightwork has been renewed and the front brakes have been uprated to larger 8 inch drums. Finished in smoke grey with original pale blue leather interior and a new blue Everflex hood and hood bag, this Morris is now ready to be enjoyed. V5C, MOT to July 2014, tax exempt See illustration £8500 - 9500

73 A 1968 left hand drive Ford Cortina Mk II 1600E Series 1 four door saloon, registration number HBL 922G, saluki bronze. This left hand drive Ford Cortina Mk II 1600E Series 1 was originally brought into the UK from Spain in the 1980s when it was registered to a Mr Jesus Manuel Gonzales. It was subsequently sold to a Mr Rich Coles who set about a complete nut and bolt restoration which took twelve months. During the restoration some panels were replaces, including both front wings, both rear arches, the bonnet, front balance and one headlamp panel. The car was then repainted in its original colour of saluki bronze and the light tan interior was cleaned and refitted, apart from the carpets and headlining which were replaced with new items. The chrome work was replaced with new old stock parts, the original engine was replaced with a fully rebuilt engine, the gearbox and rear axle were stripped down and fully restored. The vendor feels that this car is a beautifully presented example of a highly desirable Cortina. V5C, MOT August 2014, tax exempt See illustration £7500 - 8500 74 - 75 19

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Lot 76 76 A 1970 Mini 1000 Mk III, registration number MIW 7967, antelope/champagne, restored to road rally specification. The vendor informs us that this Mk III Mini has been fully rebuilt for classic road rallying. During the restoration the shell was rebuilt with new floor panels, sills, front wings, window channels and seals, and a Safety Devices rear roll cage and a new laminated front windscreen were fitted. The shell was then fully resprayed in antelope/champagne with a white roof. The running gear was restored with a new rear subframe, rebuilt rear suspension with Cooper S drums, uprated shock absorbers, Aeroquip brake lines, the front subframe was overhauled with genuine Cooper S uprights, reconditioned drive shafts and new bearings, new Cooper S type brake callipers and Aeroquip brake lines and adjustable front suspension. Further modifications include a

Cooper S type remote gearbox, lightweight fly wheel, fast road clutch, a later type large fuel tank, a rebuilt 1275 cc engine rebored to 1310 cc, with Cooper S type camshaft, Duplex gears and Damper type pulley, a 12G940 cylinder head, a 1¾ inch HIF carburettor with K&N air filter, Maniflow LCB extractor manifold and matching exhaust system, rebuilt radiator and cooling system, Cobra bucket seats with full harness seatbelts, rev counter and 10 inch Minilite style alloy wheels, with works type narrow wheel arches. This great little pocket rocket offers excellent value for money and would cost the next owner considerably more to achieve a rebuilt car to a similar specification for the guide price. V5C, MOT to September 2014, tax exempt See illustrations £4250 - 4750

Lot 77 77 A 1969 Mercedes-Benz 220/8 saloon, registration number NFX 689H, beige. This two owner Mercedes was purchased from the original owner, who was the general manager of Barclay’s Bank Bulawayo, by the current and second owner in 1976 from the deceased’s estate. The car was registered on 4th August 1969 in Rhodesia with the registration number RBD 5644, later changed to 258266 when the records were computerised (original logbook on file). The car remained in Zimbabwe (as Rhodesia became known) with the current owner until December 1984 when the Mercedes was exported to the UK. It was then registered with the current registration number and has remained in the vendor’s possession ever since. Over the years works have been carried out as necessary to maintain the Mercedes in a good roadworthy condition. These have included a 20

major engine overhaul in March 1995 (recorded mileage 150,770) when the engine was rebored, new valves and pistons were fitted, and the air conditioning compressor, radiator and sump guard were removed to save weight (but are available if the next owner wishes to reinstate them). In 1999 a body renovation and respray were carried out and the underbody was cleaned and resealed (recorded mileage 167,250), the current recorded mileage now being 179,724 miles. There is a vast history file accompanying the car with original service booklet and handbook, Mercedes Gazette magazines, a Haynes manual, numerous maintenance receipts, original chassis and body, spares manual, the original Rhodesia logbook and previous MOTs. V5C, MOT to December 2014, tax exempt See illustrations £2500 - 3000

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Lot 78

78 A 1971 left hand drive Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2 coupé, unregistered, opalescent silver grey, believed 68,000 miles from new. In 1966 Jaguar added a new member to the iconic E-Type range of roadsters and coupés, in the form of the 2+2 coupé, intended to extend the E-Type’s appeal beyond the sports car market. The nine inch longer wheelbase coupé with its higher roofline, increased glass area (giving better visibility), added luggage space and occasional rear seats, was aimed firmly at the sporting gentleman with a young family to transport. From 1968 all three versions of the E-Type underwent major modification to comply with US safety legislation. From 1970 the Series III Jaguar was introduced in 2+2 coupé form and roadster configurations, incorporating the mighty V12 5.2 litre engine. These would continue in production until the final 100 models rolled off the production line in distinctive black coachwork in 1975. This California

black plate automatic coupé had two previous owners in the sunshine state residing in Palm Springs and Beverly Hills. The vendor purchased the Jaguar from the second owner and imported the car in 2012 and all import duties have been paid. Since the E-Type returned to these shores, the car has undergone a programme of recommissioning, this has included rechroming the brightwork at a cost of approximately £1,500, thoroughly cleaning and feeding the black leather interior and servicing the engine and running gear. The vendor describes the car as very original and extremely rust free. Handsomely finished in a fetching shade of metallic grey, this left hand drive E-Type would be a great European mile eater once it has been registered by the new lucky owner. Not currently registered, no MOT, tax exempt See back cover and other illustrations £25000 - 28000


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Lot 79 79 A 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC, registration number CND 512T, thistle green metallic, believed 46,000 miles from new. This low mileage SLC has spent time on Jersey and has been recently recommissioned and MOT’d. The car is presented in thistle green with a green cloth interior and has a walnut centre console. She has the

usual creature comforts of climate control, electric windows and mirrors. Low mileage examples of the SLC coupé are increasingly hard to find and this example should appeal to any Mercedes enthusiast. V5C, MOT to September 2014, taxed See illustrations £5750 - 6250

Lot 80 80 A 1986 Austin Mini Chelsea track day car, registration number D99 LYD, white and black. This little Mini is something rather special, and out of the ordinary, as it has been built as a road legal track day car, with numerous goodies fitted. Curtesy of Mini Magazine, February 2008, Issue 142, the specification for the car are listed as thus; Body: 1986 Mini Chelsea shell, removable steel front end, inner wings cut and braced, rear seat base trimmed, companion bits removed, alloy doorskins, fibreglass bonnet with Cooper S vent, carbon bootlid, Curley carbon arches, black painted brightwork, clear rear jewel lenses, Angel Eye headlamps, Ducati motorbike mirrors, black and silver numberplates (show use only), polycarbon rear windows, two tone Nissan Kuros black and Honda Frosty white paint with Migliastyle graphics. Engine: 20SEH litre eight valve engine from Astra GTE, Mini subframe adapted to suit, Astra engine loom and ECU, modified Corsa GSi radiator, Jaguar XK8 fan, custom manifold with Vauxhall flanges, K-Series bends and stainless pipes, two inch stainless steel centre pipe, Maniflow 17/8 exhaust with carbon bike-style back box, 22

silicone hoses, green air filter, adjustable fuel pressure regulator set to three bar, Mini van fuel tank (approximate power output 135 bhp, 132 ft lb torque). Transmission: Vauxhall F16 five speed gearbox, bespoke sleeved and welded driveshafts with Vauxhall inners and Mini outers, bulkhead modified to clear gear linkage. Suspension: Gaz coilover conversion, Mini Spares adjustable bottom arms, adjustable tie-bars, rear camber brackets, polybushed all round. Brakes: Metro four-pot callipers with vented discs and EBC Green Stuff pads (front), Minifin spacer drums (rear). Wheels and Tyres: black-painted 7 x 13 Minilitestyle wheels with 175/50R13 tyres. Interior: six-point TT Lyle rollcage with door bars and dash brace, Cobra Monaco bucket seats, Sparco harnesses, Momo Lancia Delta steering wheel, custom alloy dash panel, Corsa instruments, no carpets, fire extinguisher, Tango bottle washer reservoir. All of the above work costs approximately £8000 to achieve, and the vendor describes the Mini as a proper pocket rocket. V5C, MOT to January 2015, no current tax See illustrations £3500 - 4500

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Lot 81 81 A 1951 Riley RMB, registration number LXH 289, green over cream. The Riley RMB came to the market in 1946, a year after the launch of the RMA and featured the 2.5 litre Big Four engine with twin SU carburettors, this endowed the elegant sport saloon with an acclaimed top speed of 95 mph when new. This particular RMB has been maintained to a high standard and comes from a deceased estate. The body is finished in a most attractive colour combination of British racing green with old English white flanks and a black vinyl roof.

The interior has nicely preserved green leather seats and door cards, recently replaced green carpets, and a wonderful Art Deco dashboard. The history file contains receipts for general maintenance and upkeep, including a bill from Auto-Interiors for interior repair for £3100, a run of old MOTs, a Riley RM Club dating certificate, RM Centre Ltd spares lists, RM Owner’s Club magazines and an owner’s instruction book. This well presented and capable sport saloon now awaits a new caring owner. V5C, MOT and tax exempt See illustrations £5000 - 7000

Lot 82 82 A 1937 Hillman Minx Magnificent De Luxe, registration number COY 958, sea green. The Hillman Minx acquired the name Magnificent in 1936 when the body had a restyle with a more rounded body shape. The chassis was stiffened and the engine moved forward to allow more passenger room. There were two saloon models offered in the range, the basic safety model with Rexine trim, non-opening quarter lights and less luxurious trim, or the De Luxe version with leather trim, opening quarter lights and more luxurious fittings. This De Luxe version was first registered in London on 11th May 1937. She is presented in wonderful oily rag condition with weathered sea green coachwork and a marvellously original green leather interior. Having

formed part of a private collection in recent times, prior to that the Minx was in a long term ownership from approximately 1974. The vendor informs us that the little Minx is running and driving very well and indeed the car started very readily on our inspection. Accompanying the Hillman are two MOTs from 1962 and 1963, an expired tax disc from November 1967, a 1937 Owner’s Instruction Manual and the RF60. This wonderful original Hillman is now awaiting a new sympathetic owner to preserve her and she would make a superb exhibit at the Dad’s Army camp at the Goodwood Revival. RF60, V5C, MOT and tax exempt See illustrations £2500 - 2800


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Lot 83

83 A 1975 pre-production Rover SD1 structural integrity test bed car, registration number JYF 227N, chassis number 5, engine number 9, believed to be the oldest known SD1, richelieu red. JYF 227N is a rather special car, as it is the oldest known Special Division (SD1) Rover to have survived. During 1974 the car was used as a structural integrity test vehicle. This involved testing the structure and interior fittings for any weaknesses prior to signing off the design for production. The car remained in the Rover fleet until 1977 when it was destined to be written off, but fortunately it was purchased by a Rover employee who saved it from the crusher. Little is known of its history from 1977 until 1990 when it was discovered by Mark Dixon, a motoring journalist, who persuaded Practical Classics to purchase it as a project car and offer it as a competition prize. Unfortunately the prize winner didn’t wish to take on the project and received an equivalent cash prize. Mark subsequently purchased the car from Practical Classics and kept the Rover until 1997 when SD1 club chairman Bill Draper became the owner and took up the massive challenge of restoring the car to its former glory. The restoration was completed by June 1999 and a small celebration took place where Jeoff Purkis, David Bache’s number two attached the final nut (securing the steering wheel), and photographs were taken which appeared on the front cover of the SD1 Club’s magazine issue 51 November/December 1999 (copy on file). The next 24

custodian, another SD1 club member, Steve Williams, acquired the Rover in 2007. Steve was of the opinion that the Rover would benefit from a freshening up, so the second restoration took place. During the restoration the car was fully resprayed, new old stock Series I passenger and driver’s doors were fitted, new seats, alloy wheels and power assisted steering rack, were fitted, the electrical system was overhauled with new starter motor, alternator, distributor and HT leads. The front suspension was rebuilt, the brakes were overhauled with new calipers and rear drum shoes and other numerous items were replaced to create a show standard car. The Rover has formed part of a small West Country car collection in recent times and has had very sparing use, only attending local classic car shows. Accompanying the car is a history file containing a photograph album of the restoration completed by Bill Draper, a copy of CAR November 1975, where it is featured on the front cover, a copy of SD1 owner’s club magazine Rover where it features in an article and on the front cover, maintenance receipts and old MOTs. Still presented in show condition, this piece of British automotive history offers an excellent opportunity for the next owner to obtain a unique car which would be a fantastic addition to any museum or private collection. V5C, MOT to April 2014, taxed See illustrations £7000 - 9000

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*84 A 1959 AEC Routemaster RM180 double decker bus, registration number XVS 830, red. The iconic London red bus is synonymous with London’s mean streets and is instantly recognisable anywhere in the world. RM180 was built in 1959 and was registered and went into service at the Loughton depot in February 1960. It would remain in service until October 2005 seeing its final journeys in Reading and Edgware. Since 2006 RM180 has been the jewel in the crown of a Bristol promotional vehicle hire firm. She has been very popular with stag, hen and prom nights and has been a star of film and TV, appearing in the opening credits of the Antiques Roadshow (2010), and a Cliff Richards/Blakey comedy. The bus is maintained to PSV standards on a twelve week inspection (as agreed by VOSA due to low annual mileage), and RM180 will remain in operation until 1st February 2014. The bus was fitted with an uprated Marshall 7.5 litre engine in 2001, together with an Allison gearbox. Further improvements include an infrared beam which informs the driver of anyone standing on the stairs when the bus is in motion, a 14 kW diesel heater on the lower deck which was installed at a cost of £4000. Recent maintenance over and above the usual maintenance schedule has included renewing the prop shaft bearings, the differential has had new planet gears and bearings and the rear hubs have been stripped with new seals fitted, at a cost of £5500. RM180 now offers an excellent business opportunity to the next owner. MOT and tax exempt See illustration Note: This vehicle is subject to VAT on the hammer price. £25000 - 28000

Lot 84

Lot 85 85 A 1939 Alvis Firefly Twelve SA 11.9 Cross & Ellis drop head coupé, registration number VJ 4913, black and maroon. Finished in black and maroon with black double duck hood and maroon leather interior, this Alvis has been subject to an extensive ground up restoration. Undertaken by leading specialists, including Red Triangle and Hart & Lee Engineering, the invoices included in the comprehensive history file total over £48,000. The vendor informs us

that since this work was undertaken she has covered very few miles. VJ 4913 is fitted with many extras, including a stainless steel exhaust, chrome tailpipe, wire wheels, Alvis spinners, klaxon horn and many others. The extensive history file accompanying the car also contains the original Alvis Car Company build sheets, an original sales brochure, previous MOTs, promotional literature and correspondence. V5C, MOT and tax exempt See illustrations £33000 - 35000 25

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Lot 86

86 A 1923 Maxwell 25 five seat open tourer, registration number SV 8015, blue over black. This charming right hand drive American vintage tourer has been in the current ownership since 1995. During this time it would appear that the car saw a limited use. The Maxwell has obviously been well cared for and would appear to have been restored to a good standard at some point. The car is finished in light blue with black wings and radiator surround. The interior is finished in black leather with a black mohair hood and hood cover, but unfortunately there are not any side screens. The Maxwell will require 26

recommissioning after a period of approximately ten years of inactivity (last tax disc displayed April 2003), but when the car was moved for the auction, none of the brakes were binding, she moved freely and the engine turned over on the starting handle. This large and imposing vintage tourer offers the next owner a straightforward project, and once recommissioned would be a great alternative to a far more expensive British marque. V5C, MOT and tax exempt See front cover and other illustrations ÂŁ8000 - 10000

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CHARTERHOUSE Auctioneers & Valuers The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS Telephone (01935) 812277 Facsimile (01935) 389387

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Payment. The purchase price must be paid by the buyer to Charterhouse no later than 12 noon on the Monday following the sale. Our methods of payment are with cash or card. Visa and Mastercard are accepted, and incur a 2% surcharge. Cash for amounts over £9,000 will not be accepted. All purchases must be paid in full before any lot is removed from the premises, no goods will be released to buyers unknown to the auctioneers without adequate reference. Any buyers unknown to the auctioneer must establish a bank reference with the Accounts department prior to the sale. Anyone who, for whatever reason, is unable to pay for their goods on the day of the sale, must inform the Accounts department as to the date and method that payment will be made. Accounts not paid within fourteen days will automatically be subject to an interest charge of 5% above base rate from the day of sale. a)


Our bank details are as follows: Bank: Nat West Bank Address: 50 Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BH Sort Code: 60-19-12 Account No: 97883700 Account Name: Charterhouse

Description a) All lots are sold and purchased ‘as seen’. A vehicle sold ‘as seen’ is sold and purchased for what it is and with all its faults (if any) and without any condition, warranty or other term (whether expressed or implied and whether implied by statute, common law, custom or otherwise) as to the age, description, mileage, suitability, fitness for purpose, merchantable quality or roadworthiness of the vehicle. b) Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the description of each lot, but these, whether made orally or in the catalogue, are expressions of opinion and not representations of fact. Illustrations whether in the catalogue, on the web site, or sent by email are solely for guidance and must not be relied upon in any manner whatsoever. Most lots are of an age and nature which precludes their being in pristine condition. The condition of any lot and the nature of any damage and/or restoration should be confirmed by the buyer by examination prior to the sale. All prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition, colour, age and all other matters relating to any lot and no claims will be accepted in respect of any such matter. c) Each buyer by making a bid for a lot acknowledges that he has satisfied him or herself fully as to the condition of the lot. If any damage is done to any lot at the viewing or before, during or after the sale, such damage shall be made good by the person committing such damage, principals being responsible for the acts of their servants, such damage to be assessed by the auctioneers. d) Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure that the items lotted in this catalogue will be available and offered for sale in catalogue order, no responsibility can be accepted by the auctioneers for variations and omissions due to circumstances beyond their control. Neither Charterhouse nor the sellers of any lot will accept responsibility for any misrepresentations, misdescriptions or omissions obtained in this catalogue.


Contract of Sale a) On the fall of the hammer, a contract of sale is completed between the seller and the buyer. Charterhouse is not a party to the contract of sale and shall not be liable for any breach thereof by the buyer or the seller. b) If successful in buying a lot, please ensure that your number can be seen by the auctioneer and that it is your number that is called out. Should there be any doubts as to price or buyer, please drawer the auctioneer’s attention to it immediately. Please contact the accounts desk with details of how you will pay. c) The ownership of the lot(s) purchased will not pass to the buyer until the buyer has paid the auctioneers in full the total amount due and the auctioneers have applied such payment to the lot.


Transfer of Risk. Each lot shall be the purchaser’s sole risk from the fall of the hammer and shall be sold with all faults and imperfections, the auctioneer not being responsible for the correct description, genuineness or authenticity of any lot and making no warranty whatsoever. The purchaser is deemed to have inspected the lots and satisfied himself as to their condition.


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Commission Bids. If instructed, the auctioneers will execute bids and advise prospective purchasers. This service is free. Lots will always be purchased as cheaply as is allowed by such other bids and reserves as are on the auctioneer’s books. In the event of identical bids, the earliest will take precedence. There must always be a maximum limit indicated, ie the amount to which you would bid if you were attending the auction yourself. "Buy" or unlimited bids will not be accepted. Commission bids placed by telephone are accepted at the client’s risk. We do accept commission bids by facsimile and email, providing they are accompanied by full name and address details. We urge our clients to place such commission bids within one hour of the close of the view day.


Telephone Bids. Requests for telephone bidding must be registered with the Accounts department within one hour of the close of the view day. It may not be possible to accept requests on sale days. Written confirmation of such bids from persons unknown to the auctioneers must be received before the commencement of the sale. Whilst every effort will be made to execute telephone bidding, the auctioneers cannot be held responsible for any default or neglect in connection with this service. All such arrangements therefore are made entirely at the prospective buyer’s risk.


Collection of Goods. All vehicles must be collected by 2.30 pm on Monday 17th February. Vehicles not collected by this time will be removed to a compound at Evercreech at a cost of £70.00 + VAT per vehicle. Storage charges will then be levied at £10.00 per vehicle per day or part thereof. Motorcycles not collected by 2.30 pm on Monday 17th February will be removed to our head office in Sherborne at a cost of £40.00 + VAT per motorcycle. Lots will only be released to the buyer or their authorised representative upon presentation of release notes issued by Charterhouse and settlement of any removal, handling and storage charges due. Purchasers are reminded that each lot shall be the purchasers sole risk from the fall of the hammer. Buyers should be aware that no lots will remain at the auction site after 2.30 pm on Monday 17th February.


Third Party Liability. Every person on the auctioneers’ premises before, during or after a sale, shall be deemed to be there at their own risk and shall have no claim against the auctioneer or owner of the auction premises in respect of any injury they may sustain or any accident which may occur.

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CHARTERHOUSE Classic Car, Motorcycle

CHARTERHOUSE Auctioneers & Valuers

& Automobilia auction programme 2014

Sunday 6th April Sunday 15th June Sunday 20th July Wednesday 17th September

Sunday 16th February 2014 ADMITS ONE TO THE AUCTION

Sunday 2nd November

CHARTERHOUSE Antique auction programme 2014 13th & 14th February 14th March 11th April 9th May 6th June 4th July 1st August 29th August 26th September 24th October 21st November 17th December

CHARTERHOUSE Auctioneers & Valuers

Sunday 16th February 2014 ADMITS ONE TO THE AUCTION

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CHARTERHOUSE The Long Street Salerooms Sherborne Dorset DT9 3BS Telephone: 01935 812277

Facsimile: 01935 389387


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