The beautiful spring sunshine brought out a large crowd of enthusiasts and collectors to our March 19th auction sale, set in the sumptuous surroundings of Athelhampton House, near Dorchester. With a lively audience, over two hundred lots of interesting automobilia and memorabilia were offered, including two private collections of enamel signs, and over thirty select vehicles to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. The result of the day had to go to the superb one-owner from new 1972 Mercedes-Benz 220 Auto Saloon; for an astonishing £14080, the Mercedes found a new home with a motoring collector in Devon. A trio of exceptional concours-standard motor cars also achieved excellent prices: a 1962 MG A 1600 Mk II Roadster made £27500, an ‘A Spec’ 1959 Daimler SP250 Dart sold for £36300 and a 1949 Alvis TA14 Drophead Coupe was purchased for £22000. Later offerings included an original 1969 Rover P5B Saloon (£6820), a well-cared for 1973 Triumph TR6 PI (£15510), a 1970 Volvo 131 Two Door Saloon requiring some TLC (£5940) and a 1961 Ford Zephyr Mk II Saloon (£7590). Mini enthusiasts were well-catered for by two examples: a one lady owner from new 1984 Austin Mini 1000 City E (£4180) and a jaw-droppingly restored limited edition Paul Smith 1998 Rover Mini that made £6600. A life-long Vintage Sports Car Club member from Wales purchased the 1936 Austin 7 Nippy Sports for £11220, and a Land Rover collector residing in America bought the unrestored 1987 Range Rover 3.5 V8 EFi Auto for a very respectable £950!