FROM VINTAGE BEHEMOTHS TO PRESTIGE POWER HOUSES....
FROM BARN FINDS THROUGH SPORTING DELIGHTS AND VINTAGE BEHEMOTHS TO PRESTIGE POWER HOUSES, OUR FIRST ON-LINE AUCTION WAS A STUNNING SUCCESS.
Vehicles Sold include:
A 1938 AUSTIN BIG SEVEN which the vendor rested on blocks in his barn in about 1990 rather than part with it as his dad had given the motor car to him in 1969. Although estimated at £250-500 bidding climbed to a dizzy £1,900 plus premium
A 1931 MORRIS COWLEY FOLDING HEAD SALOON, sharing the same barn as the Austin for the last 30 years was very much complete but the gearbox was removed prior to a clutch change which was sadly never completed. Estimated at £2,000- £3,000 bidding romped on to £4,400 plus premium.
A 1965 MINI MOKE proved how popular these little runabouts have become. Although much abused and in a garish orange hue, the estimated £2,000- £2500 was totally ignored as bidding (including numerous telephone bids) swept on to £4,600 plus premium.
A 1966 Ariel Leader boasted all its original equipment, was declared comfortable and running well if not concours. The £2,700 estimate proved spot on plus the premium.
ON THE SPORTING FRONT –
A 1934 SINGER NINE LE MANS TWO SEATER was rightly irresistible to a Czechoslovakian gentleman and demonstrated the power of the internet by claiming a strong £24,000 plus premium.
A 1998 MAZDA MX-5 was carefully used by its last owner and with only some 44,200 miles recorded it exceeded its top estimate at £3,400 plus premium.
A 1979 MG MIDGET 1500 with much work clearly and competently carried out was a great purchase at mid estimate £3,600 plus premium for a life-long enthusiast with plans to convert the Midget for competition.
A 1969 MORRIS MINOR CONVERTIBLE (CONVERSION) was clearly of the no expense spared restoration quality and found two kindly ladies who are starting a wedding car fleet and purchased the Minor for £7,000 plus premium
Vintage enthusiasts found the giant 1926 RENAULT O.S. ESTATE BUS which boasted accommodation for most of a cricket team or a modest herd of sheep, absolutely irresistible and a new home was found with a family for right on the estimated £7,000 plus premium.
A 1962 Beardmore Mk 7 London Taxi that retired with its taxi-driver owner to Dorset has found a new home in Germany for £6500 plus premium, and will form part of a private collection of taxis.
IN THE PRESTIGE SECTOR
A 1959 ARMSTRONG-SIDDELEY STAR SAPPHIRE was claimed by the owner’s club to be probably the best with a fantastic history and it rightly met the estimated £22,000 plus premium.
A 1955 BENTLEY R TYPE STANDARD STEEL SALOON with invoices for some £45,000 was a delight and did its best to repay a large part of the investment.
THE TRUE STAR OF THE SALE was a 1937 SS JAGUAR 2.5LITRE SPORTS SALOON in gleaming black and utterly superb throughout. DVCA proved their worth as leading West Country Historic Vehicle Auctioneers by smashing through the estimated £40,000 - £44,000 to take a well-deserved £46,000 plus premium.
The 224 LOTS OF AUTOMOBILIA attracted buyers from Monte Carlo and America thanks to the wonder of the worldwide web boosting the home trade.
Of course there will be those who longed for the regular grand marquee on nearby Henstridge Airfield and hopefully normality will return by the next sale on 11th March 2021, but even if Covid-19 still forbids this, DVCA are sure to put on a great event.