Category: Sales Release

Fire up the Quattro!

A 1986 Audi Quattro is one of the more unusual lots in the Charterhouse two day online auction in Sherborne on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th April. “We have some great lots going under the gavel from a lifetime’s collection of cameras, a Rolex Submariner bought by the owner new in 1967 through to a […]

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Garage Stored MG Discovered

A classic MG A sports car has been discovered under a pile of rubbish by Charterhouse Auctioneers and is entered into their next classic car auction in July. “It was always my dream as a schoolboy to go around the countryside looking for classic and vintage cars which have been locked away for years.” Commented […]

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Top Cat

A 1992 Jaguar XJS is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their specialist auction on classic cars  in July 2021 at Haynes International Motor Museum, and online. “This car was a top of the range boulevard cruiser when new.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Costing nearly £50,000 it was just less than I paid for my first […]

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Little Mini Sells for a Lot

A 1965 Mini Cooper S, which had lain in a Derbyshire garage for nearly 50 years, sold for £28,600 in the Charterhouse auction of classic cars on 23rd September. “Everyone loves a project, especially one which has been squirreled away for decades.” Commented Richard Bromell. The Mini Cooper S was last on the road in […]

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Garage Stored Classic Cars at Charterhouse

Two classic cars, a Mini Cooper and a Golf GTI, both garage stored offer enthusiasts an unusual choice in the Charterhouse online auction of classic cars on Wednesday 23rd September. “Names which always stir the hearts of classic car collectors are Mini Coopers and VW Golf GTI’s.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Although we have sold many […]

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Deals on wheels – February 2019 Auction

This weekend is going to be rather special at the Royal Bath & West Showground – we have over 100 Motorbikes going under the hammer, and 50 Classic Cars. With viewing on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 – 4pm, and the auction on Sunday starting at 11.30am with the Motorbikes, and at 2.30pm for the […]

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Ultima is an Ultimate Car

An Ultima GTR, which cost its owner over £70,000 to build, is entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 10th February.

“It really is a super car in all respects.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With its purring or rather growling V8 engine producing over 400 bhp fitted in a car weighing less than 1,000 kg, it has a suspected top speed of 200 mph and a 0-60 mph time in just a few seconds.”

Ultima produced the GTR until 2015. It is a mid-engined rear wheel drive super car with a steel space frame chassis. An Ultima GTR was taken around the Top Gear test track lapping at 1 minute 12.8 seconds, which Read more

Racing archive at Charterhouse

An archive of motor sport photographs and trophy cups following the exploits of Charles Frederick “Freddie” Pope during the 1950’s and 1960’s in The Singapore Motor Club are going under the Charterhouse hammer on Thursday 17th January.

“It’s a fascinating look into motorsport just after the war.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “What is also quite mesmerising are the number of photographs which show Freddie with either a cigarette or a drink in his hand!” Read more

Cars Big and Small

 

A Cold War Tatra T600 Tatraplan car sold by Charterhouse in their 4th November auction of classic and vintage cars has been bought by a Slovakian Tatra collector who lives only 50 miles away from where it was made in 1950 at Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

“It was a very busy auction which totalled over £200,000 but it was the 1950 Tatra which most people found fascinating.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With its aerodynamic body having a rear fin, somewhat similar to Formula 1 race car today, it was a somewhat strange looking car. Fitted with a 2,000cc engine in the rear it ran and drove which is quite amazing as it had been garage stored by its owner for nearly 50 years!”

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Not Saved for a Rainy Day

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Two classic cars entered into the Charterhouse sale on Sunday 4th November have rather unusually not seen a drop of rain on their bodywork for decades.

“Interestingly both cars are open topped sports cars and both will appeal to very different car enthusiasts.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “The 1960 Fairthorpe is easy to see it has not seen a drop of rain in years as it is covered under decades of dust and is stored in a barn, the other is a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL which its meticulous owner bought in 1997 and has not been in the rain since then.”

The Fairthorpe Electron Minor has been in just one family ownership since new in 1960. A rare little car, fitted

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