Two classic Land Rovers, which have spent all their life in the West Country, could leave the area for the first time when they go under the Charterhouse auction hammer in their classic car auction at Haynes on Thursday 3rd March.
“Land Rover has such a loyal following whether old or new.” Commented Richard Bromell. “With an International club scene, a vast number of parts suppliers and off-road events they will always be popular, not forgetting they are still in use as daily transport for many and are often seen on the school runs.”
The two Land Rovers come from different areas and had different uses when new.
First up is a 1970 Series IIA Land Rover. Originally used as a recovery truck for Windsor Road Garage in Bristol, it has survived with wonderful patina. However, underneath the old paint lies a new galvanised chassis and other mechanical work has been carried out. Now ideal for use as a garage shop truck or one to take to shows, this Land Rover is estimated at £8,000-10,000.
This is followed by a 1982 Land Rover Series III County. This has spent is life on Exmoor. It was bought by the family in 1985 as a working Land Rover. Painted in Russet brown, this Somerset Landy also had a galvanised chassis fitted some 15 years ago and was stored in a barn in 2014 until recently it came out from its hibernation. With a new battery, fuel, points, coil and other consumables, this Landy fired straight back into life. Now ready to take to the road, or off-road once again, this County is estimated at £6,000-8,000.
The two Land Rovers are part of the classic & vintage car auction being held by Charterhouse at the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford, Somerset. There is a great selection of classic cars from Citroen 2CV’s through to Aston Martin.
Viewing at Haynes is on Wednesday 2nd March 10am-5pm with the auction on Thursday 3rd March starting at 12 noon. Catalogues are available from Charterhouse or you can see all the cars on www.charterhouse-auction.com where live internet bidding is also available.
Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their busy spring programme of auctions including classic & vintage motorcycles, also at Haynes, on 9th March, coins, medals and stamps on 10th March and clocks and collectors’ items on 11th March.
Charterhouse specialist Richard Bromell and the team can be contacted for advice and valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 firstname.lastname@example.org or via www.charterhouse-auction.com
1970 garage recovery truck £8,000-10,000
1985 County £6,000-8,000