Our Autumn Sale
The first sale at our new venue at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, on Thursday 19th September, was perhaps our largest to date, offering over fifty motor cars, motorcycles and historic commercials, as well as some two hundred lots of interesting automobilia. The more notable sale successes included a one family from new Alvis TD21 Series II Drophead Coupe in need of a little TLC, which found a new home for an excellent £53,350, and an outstandingly restored 1956 Jaguar XK140 3.4 Fixed Head Coupe which was purchased by an enthusiast for a princely sum of £63,800. DVCA also offered two Rileys: a late Monaco Saloon of 1937 vintage which sold to a collector of the marque for £9,460, and a beautiful 1952 RME Saloon that fetched a startling £22,220. The surprise of the auction though was the £8525 paid for the petite 1964 Austin Mini Countryman, which although a rare motor, did require much attention.
The epic 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, a special bicentennial edition resplendent in white, headed off to Finland for £10450. A super 1940 Leyland FK8 Pump Escape Fire Engine found a new home with a steam devotee for £8690; the unusual 1954 Peugeot 203 Camionnette was purchased by a keen Francophile who intends to drive his pick-up truck all the way down to Southern France, and the 1917 Ford Model T 2.9 ‘Speedster’ Special and the well-sorted 1952 Alvis TA21 Tickford Drophead Coupe both sold well to vintage and classic car enthusiasts for £13,475 and £22,275 respectively. The little Morris Mini Mk II Auto that was entered as a charity lot made £3575 for Cornwall-based St. Petroc’s Society.
We are now accepting entries for our Winter auction on the 5th December - please contact us if you would like more information.