Welcome to Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions
Welcome to Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions, thank you for visiting our Website. We are the leading Specialist Auction House in the West Country for Vintage & Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Historic Commercials, Automobilia, Memorabilia and Transport Related Items.
Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions was launched in 2006 by Brian R. Chant MIMI and is in addition to his other business Unicorn Motor Company, which carries out high class Body Repairs to modern and classic vehicles.
Brian started in business in 1969, after successfully completing an apprenticeship as a panel beater with S.E Hamblin Limited of Sherborne, Dorset, who were traditional coachbuilders and sheet metal fabricators.
Alvis cars have always featured high in Brian's interest; for seven years he was competition secretary for the Alvis Owner Club, and with his experience, he is often required to be a Concours judge.
Brian started racing vintage and classic cars in 1971, achieving most success with the 4.3 litre Alvis 'Brutus' in the UK and the Isle of Man.
Brian is an enthusiastic member of the Aston Martin Owners Club, Bentley Drivers Club, Vintage Sports Car Club, Morris Minor Owners Club, and Yeovil Car Club. His pride and joy is a 1954 Bentley R-Type Sports Saloon, his daily driver is one of the last iconic Land Rover Defender XS 110 Station Wagons.
Brian has been involved with the Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally since the 1980s, currently as organiser of the concours judging and as a previous committee member of the Rotary Club charity event. In February 2018, Brian accepted the post of chairman of the committee.
Our in-house services include, Valuations for Marketing & Legal purposes, Storage, Transportation & Sales preparation. Quality photographs are included in the competitive entry fee. DVCA offers a dedicated professional service, dealing exclusively with historic vehicles and memorabilia. In the interest of buyers, it is the policy of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions that when a vehicle is entered in a sale with spare parts, they will be included in the same lot, not sold seperately.
Reg.in England No:5576177 Reg.Office:Station Road,Stalbridge,Dorset,DT10 2RH
Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions proudly support Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
We are trade supporters of the FBHVC and trade members of the MG CAR CLUB
Participant in the Mercedes-Benz Club’s 60th anniversary celebrations, commemorating 125 years of the marque, excellence and style