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Iconic Motors

    Entries for the first classic and collector specialist auctions of cars and motorcycles in the New Year are well underway at Charterhouse.

    “So often it is all about nostalgia with buyers.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Bidders like to buy what they, a family member or friend had when they were younger or what they did not have because they were too young or could not afford. Today this transfers to cars and motorcycles from the 1970’s, 1980’s and the 1990’s being hotly contested at our auctions.”

    First up from the 1970’s is a Honda CB 750 K1. Manufactured in 1971 this big Honda is often considered the world’s first superbike. Capable of 120mph this performance remains impressive today and had the advantage of a front disc brake as standard which was the first time they were fitted on a mainstream motorcycle.

    Coming to auction from a recent programme of restoration by a specialist Honda CB 750 specialist, this iconic motorcycle has covered under 500 miles since the restoration. Offered for auction in tip top condition and running very well this is estimated at the Charterhouse auction of classic and collector motorcycles at Haynes International Motor Museum on 9th March at £12,000-14,000.

    Moving on into the 1980’s and there is an iconic Porsche going under the Charterhouse gavel. From a time of wide braces and a Filofax, this Porsche is a Carrera Targa Sport model finished in the classic Porsche colour of Guards red and was capable of just under 150mph when new.

    Registered in 1989, this car has only had 7 former keepers and covered an annual average mileage of 3,600 miles. As is always important on performance sports cars, this Targa has excellent Porsche main dealer and specialist independent service history and accompanying the car is a large history file documenting all works carried out.

    Having been in the current ownership for the past 15 years this iconic 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa is estimated at the Charterhouse auction of classic and collector cars at Haynes International Motor Museum on 3rd March at £36,000-38,000.

    Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for these specialist auctions of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles.

    Charterhouse specialists Richard Bromell and George Beale and the team at Charterhouse can be contacted for advice and valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via


    1971 Honda CB 750 K1 £12,000-14,000

    1989 Porsche Carrera Targa Sport £36,000-38,000