A West Country collection of classic Land Rovers, estimated to sell for nearly £50,000, are entered into the Charterhouse specialist auction of classic and vintage cars at the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum on Thursday 15th July.
“Interest from Land Rovers collectors remains high with the ability to fix and maintain the vehicles, a great club scene and with all spare parts available to keep the vehicles running.” Commented Richard Bromell.
Although there are five Land Rovers in the auction, they are all similar but yet completely different.
The earliest Landy is a Series 1 109 inch pick up from 1957. Recent expenditure here includes new seats and tyres with this pick up estimated at £10,000-12,000.
From 1965 there is a particularly unusual Land Rover – an ambulance. Converted new by Marshall, this Landy is an ideal candidate to convert into a staycation camper van or even as a mobile coffee shack or pizzeria, and is estimated at £6,000-8,000.
Two Land Rovers, which to some will look like they need a lot of work, are a 1962 Series 2a and a 1980 Series 3. However, the paintwork is just cosmetic as both have received new galvanised chassis and bulkheads costing many thousands of pounds. Here, the 1962 Series 2a is estimated at £5,000-6,000 and the 1980 Series 3 £7,000-8,000.
However, the star of the collection, is a beautifully presented 1982 Land Rover Stage 1 V8. Painted in a rare colour of Pastel green, the first owner of this Landy was the BBC. Fitted with special compartments for outside recording, and now in wonderful condition having had much money spent restoring the vehcile, this Land Rover is estimated at £18,000-22,000.
Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their specialist auctions of classic & vintage cars on 15th July and classic motorcycles on 30th June with both auctions being held at The Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Somerset.
Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse can be contacted for entries at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 firstname.lastname@example.org or via www.charterhouse-auction.com
1965 Land Rover Marshall ambulance £6,000-8,000
1980 Land Rover Series 3 with a new galvanised chassis & bulkhead £7,000-8,000
1962 Land Rover Series 2a with a new galvanised chassis and bulkhead £5,000-6,000
1982 ex-BBC Land Rover Stage 1 V8 £18,000-22,000
1957 Land Rover Series 1 pick up £10,000-12,000