Silver Jubilee Auction
Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ ‘silver jubilee’ auction on Thursday 20th September had a celebratory feel, with over six hundred customers attending the sale which was held at the Gartell Light Railway in Yenston, Somerset.
The stars of the sale, the 1989 AC Cobra Mk IV and the 2000 AC Ace Prototype Ace of Spades which both formed part of the collection of AC cars belonging to the late Jonathan Stevens, found new homes in England and Germany for £67100 and £15000 respectively.
The rare 1935 Austin Light Twelve-Four Shooting Brake sold for £5280 to a museum owner of three hundred motor cars in Herefordshire. Commercials were very well represented at the auction; notable results included the 1936 Morris Eight 5cwt Van which sold to an enthusiast for a very pleasing £8470, the 1924 Ford Model T Pick-Up Truck which made £8580 and the beautifully immaculate 1960 ERF KV Rigid Dropside Lorry, which sold for £12925 to a group of commercial enthusiasts.
With ten of the eleven motorcycles sold, DVCA continues to achieve excellent results for two wheeled machines as well as the usual four. The superb pair of Hondas which belonged to a vast collection both sold to a private enthusiast: the CB750 of 1969 vintage made £14025 and the CB550 K1 sold for £7480. The beautiful and very original 1960 Triumph Tiger T110 650cc made £6655, the 1965 BSA A65 Lightning Rocket Clubman made £3960 and the superbly original 1959 BSA M21 and rare Watsonian Sidecar sold for £3740 to a gentleman who took his wife on honeymoon in the same model.
With an Austin-Healey 3000 Mklll and an Alvis TA21 Tickford DHC already consigned, DVCA’s Winter Sale on Thursday 6th December promises to be one of auction house’s best yet.