Summer 2017 Sale Success
The less than summery weather on the 8th of June did not deter the full capacity crowd of enthusiasts and collectors from visiting our Summer Sale at Athelhampton House. The star of the show, the 1964 restoration project Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster, attracted bidders from Hong Kong, New York, the Swiss Alps and the UK; it was finally purchased by a historic car race team for £80,300. From 1950 came the immaculate show-winning MG TD that sold to a museum for £23650 and a rare 1932 Riley 9 Ascot Drophead Coupe made £15950. We had more pre-war motors on offer; amongst others was the 1933 Morris Minor Two Seat Sports Tourer that sold for £5335 and from the same barn in Highclere in Hampshire, another Minor but from 1934 made £8250 and the 1937 Austin 7 Pearl Cabriolet sold for £5830. Both the 1927 Austin 20/4 Two Seat Tourer with Dickey by Mulliners and the 1927 Austin 7 'Chummy' Tourer found new homes for £18150 each. Three vehicles from a Cornish Farm also passed to new custodians: the 1948 Alvis TA14 Drophead Coupe by Carbodies and the 1947 Alvis TA14 Saloon by Mulliners both required extensive cosmetic restoration and sold for £5500 and £4070 respectively, while the striking 1964 Cadillac Type 62 Convertible made £6325, which again needed some attention. Buyers were found for the trio of MG B GTs, a restored 1967 Morris Minor Traveller made £6600 and all motorcycles on offer sold, including the very smart 1949 Matchless G3L, that made £3850. The busy day resulted in an 80% sale rate and we are now acccepting entries for our Autumn auction sale on the 7th September - if you have an historic motor car or some items of memorabilia you would like to sell, please contact us via all the usual ways.