Jun 29, 2022
Mr Brian Chant and his determined firm seldom, if ever, shrink from a challenge and, as can be seen in the lots on offer at their recently held specialist auction of vintage and classic vehicles and automobilia, they produced a really interesting catalogue, most exciting in content.
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May 9, 2022
WE HAVE TRULY EXCITING ENTRIES FOR OUR NEXT SALE ON JUNE 9 th , WITH A GENUINE GERMAN OOM-PAH-PAH FAIRGROUND ORGAN.
The latest Motorcycle entries from the mouth watering Sansom Collection are mostly low mileage examples and will include:
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Feb 14, 2022
The Sherborne HVR is back!
The Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally is on for 2022! The poplar event, organised by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles, will be held on Sunday, August the 28 th , at the Sherborne School Courts and will have fifteen classes for veteran, vintage, classic pre-1970s cars, pre-1970s light...
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Feb 2, 2022
Our Winter sale of 2021, again affirmed that it is definitely possible to hold a Classic Vehicle Auction, without prospective purchasers joining us and our auctioneer face to face. Not surprisingly perhaps as we accept nowadays that you may not get to see a Doctor, your Solicitor might...
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Nov 12, 2021
Whilst gloom and despondency is being forecast for the coming months with yet more Covid, formidable heating bills, unpalatable food prices and all sorts of galactic mishaps promising to wipe out mankind, isn’t it great to see that our specialist firm of vintage and classic automobile...
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Aug 23, 2021
From Dorset’s long established Specialist Auction House, dealing solely in Vintage and Classic Vehicles and Automobilia, comes a truly classic selection of vehicles to be sold under Covid conditions on Thursday September 9th 2021.
For fellow enthusiasts who delve into sale...
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Jun 11, 2021
Despite strong winds and incessant rain, DVCA once again demonstrated their professional on-line competence as some 65% of the vehicles on offer found new homes as the final hammer fell. Doubtless more will follow as buyers swoop on those that were missed.
A lovely collection of pre and post...
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Jan 8, 2021
We have learnt much from the vagrancies of 2020 and have gained confidence that we can still operate effectively despite Lockdowns and government restrictions. Our first online only sale was a great success and we developed an alternative Private Treaty Sale system for those wishing to dispose...
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Nov 11, 2020
For those with something in the garage or even on the drive thank goodness that you have something to fettle and take your mind off sundry dramas and horrors that are rife through this season of goodwill .
For those who missed such opportunities that were afforded by our October On Line...
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Nov 3, 2020
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...
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Nov 3, 2020
Following the well-deserved success of our first on-line auction on the 22nd of October, we will revert to our Private Treat Sales format for the interim period before we prepare for our Spring 2021 auction sale on the 11th of March.
Please visit our Private Treaty Sales page for further...
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Oct 5, 2020
With Covid -19 still very much part of our daily lives and taking into consideration the terrible impact it has had on our population, we all have had to adapt the way we exist in our working environment. It has certainly turned the motor car auction world on its head but that is where...
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Oct 5, 2020
October gales are already battering our country but there are also some exciting entries blowing in for our specialist historic vehicle auction sale on the 22 nd of October. The latest arrivals include a 2009 Auto Speciali 427 Cobra Recreation with only 1600 miles covered since an engine...
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Jul 29, 2020
DVCA is now going further forward, executing a neat pirouette and taking an exciting new direction.
In Politics it is known as a U turn.
Clearly Covid 19 will be with us longer than anticipated. At DVCA we have reacted to the initial throes of the pandemic by switching to...
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May 12, 2020
Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions (DVCA) Covid 19 Status
In view of the current restrictions, which will prevent us offering our particular brand of specialist public auctions for historic vehicles and automobilia held at Henstridge Airfield, DVCA proposes the following measures to...
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Apr 9, 2020
Taking advantage of the enforced peace and quiet, Brian, director of DVCA, is tackling his infamous pile of magazines and after that, he is hoping to restore a pair of brass headlamps for Peter, which he has been promising to do for almost eighteen months! Meanwhile Tony, our representative for...
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Apr 8, 2020
While the Covid-19 precautions have affected classic car auction sales, they have not dampened the enthusiasm of buyers completely.
Brian Chant reports that since the last sale on March 19 th at Henstridge Airfield was hit by a dramatic drop in the number of bidders attending, enquiries...
Read more about Classic buyers keep their enthusiasm »
Apr 8, 2020
The March sale held by Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions just as the coronavirus lockdown began to bite remained a Triumph of sorts.
DVCA director Brian said the viewing day on March 18 th ahead of the actual sale on March 19 th at Henstridge Airfield between Shaftesbury and Sherborne saw...
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Mar 11, 2020
The wide expanse of motorised two wheel transport since the 1950s will be presented at our next auction sale.
When dads (it was mostly dads back then), cycled to work in the 1950s they all yearned for a way to make life easier and for some this was to have a regular bike fitted with a simple...
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Feb 17, 2020
Inspired by longer days, people who like to plan ahead are probably thinking about what to do this summer.
And whatever that is, there’s hardly a better way to get a taste of warmth than by travelling in a genuine VW “Splitty” campervan.
Based on a 1966 German-built 11...
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Jan 7, 2020
One of the last limited edition MG B Roadsters is about to come to auction with us – after a total of 18 years in storage, starting with five years when it was brand new.
The car, now A19 MGB, was manufactured in 1980 but not registered until November, 1985, as C889 RPG in Surrey,...
Read more about Stand-out car in a field of MG Bs »
Dec 2, 2019
An auction bidder determined to own a car he said he had always wanted yet never driven was stung to success against stiff competition.
The prize was a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible showing only 22,349 miles and with comprehensive history and a selection of desirable extras...
Read more about Ambition stings a bidder and his drive to success »
Dec 2, 2019
For your diary, our 2020 auction sales are:
SPRING: Thursday 19 March 2020
Viewing: Wednesday 18 March 10am - 6.00pm / Sale Day from 9am
Sale begins at midday. Vehicles to be sold at approximately 2pm
SUMMER: Thursday 9 July 2020
Viewing: Wednesday 8 July 10am - 6.00pm / Sale...
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Sep 9, 2019
A 1962 Lancia Flaminia Zagato proved itself a real 60s hit at the Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally, held on August Bank Holiday Sunday.
Not only did it win the Terry Dare Cup for classic 60s cars, but also it went on to gather the Westbury Garage Cup for the best overall car and the Tim...
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Aug 27, 2019
Anniversaries come and go – some are obvious, others easily forgotten in the shadow of seemingly greater things.
Such is the lot of the Farina-designed saloons launched by BMC in 1959. They may have been big, but when it comes to celebrations they have been totally overshadowed by the...
Read more about Auction ABC Austin, Bentley, and celebrations! »
Aug 1, 2019
There’s still time to submit an entry for the Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally , set to take place in the Courts of Sherborne School on August Bank Holiday Sunday.
Brian Chant, honorary chairman of the organising committee and director of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions, says about...
Read more about Still time to join a classic event »
Jul 24, 2019
West Country hills will be alive with the sound of automotive music this summer, courtesy of a newly-acquired 1957 Austin Healey 100/6 modified for the ultimate driving experience.
The new owner bought the “Big Healey” at the DVCA sale held at Henstridge Airfield on July 11, a...
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Jun 7, 2019
The organisers of the Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally are keeping their fingers crossed for fine weather this year after heavy rain last year decimated the field of entries for the charity event.
“Last year held so much promise and the rain was a real disappointment,” explains...
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Jun 7, 2019
The howl of a well-driven Big Healey has always appealed to car enthusiasts, with the result that driving enjoyment is a huge feature of the purchase decision.
While originality still counts for many, improvements to enhance ownership and the driving experience are equally valued....
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Apr 30, 2019
It has been a close-run thing for Bentley over the years.
Bentley has had several near death experiences since it was founded by Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley in 1919. The century of existence has been marked by exciting race victories and precarious rescues from bankruptcy as well as public...
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Mar 12, 2019
Few sounds will do more to get a British motorcycle enthusiast’s heart thumping than the hearty throb of a BSA single.
And that’s the delight awaiting the next owner of a 1965 BSA B40 Star 350 (guide £2,500-£3,000) in the catalogue for our sale on March 21 st at...
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Mar 9, 2019
Classic and historic car dreamers can take off for seventh heaven at the next Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions sale.
The sale, on the first day of Spring, March 21 st , takes place at Henstridge Airfield, midway between Shaftesbury and Sherborne, and auction director Brian Chant has lined...
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Mar 8, 2019
The arrival of the Gomm Collection from Hertfordshire, which is consigned to our Spring 2019 auction sale on March the 21st, at Henstridge Airfield, Somerset, BA8 0TN. Please visit our vehicles for auction page for more information.
Read more about Midnight Arrivals at DVCA »
Feb 20, 2019
A 1904 Oldsmobile 5hp Curved Dash Runabout (guide £50,000-£55,000) sets the historic benchmark for a Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions catalogue that includes a number of early 20 th Century cars. The Oldsmobile successfully completed the latest London-Brighton veteran car run last...
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Jan 28, 2019
The first sale of 2019, on March 21st with free-to-access viewing the day before, will see Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions move to Henstridge Airfield, where a new clubhouse has lifted the facilities at the venue first used way back when DVCA held its second sale. This summer will see the...
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Dec 3, 2018
Two lucky bidders at the final Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions car sale to be held at Athelhampton House will find they have plenty to do over Christmas. No matter how bad the telly schedule or pressing the need to visit in-laws, they can claim they have major projects to keep them busy....
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Nov 6, 2018
Father and son classic car collectors, the aptly-named Alan and James Old, are reducing their collection of classics as they push towards the sale of their last commercial premises at Broadmayne, near Dorchester.
Olds has been a familiar name to Dorset and Somerset motorists for many decades...
Read more about Old dreams seeking new dreamers at auction »
Oct 29, 2018
Two trucks that once took their owner to Covent Garden to collect wholesale fruit and veg are among the crop of classics coming to auction.
Part of the collection of Brian Smalley, who was in business with his two brothers, the 1967 Commer CC dropside (guide price £7,500-9,500) and 1974...
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Sep 29, 2018
The demand for affordable modern classic cars was very much the driver behind the successful bids at the Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions autumn 2018 sale.
In a bustling marquee at Athelhampton House on September 13, it was the fast sale of an Allegro Vanden Plas for £3,660 that gave...
Read more about Autumn 2018 Results »
Aug 16, 2018
A trio of BSA motorcycles at our next sale will tempt fans of two wheelers.
Many will remember cutting their teeth on a Bantam and there’s a 1966 D7 175 cc (guide price £1,000-£1,500) that’s had a superb restoration to whet the appetite at the event, taking place at...
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Aug 16, 2018
Whether you are a fan of two wheel transport or prefer the stability of a wheel at each corner, there’s a host of delights at our forthcoming sale.
Freshly lined up for the marquee at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, on September 13 th is a 1985 Jaguar XJ Series II HE V12 saloon...
Read more about Autumn 2018 Preview Part I »
Aug 3, 2018
British motoring enthusiasts, and enthusiasts for British motoring, are marking some significant anniversaries this year and next – and they are about to get significant help to get into the party mood.
We are helping make sure they don’t miss the bus by drawing up an interesting...
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Jun 22, 2018
The power of the auction room was illustrated very early on at our latest sale. One of the early lots in the sale at Athelhampton House on June 7 was a 1969 Triumph Vitesse Convertible, one of the last British volume production cars to be built on a separate chassis and with a smaller capacity...
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May 30, 2018
Whether you like your transport pre-war or post-war, with two wheels or four (and even three if you have memories of Dad’s old motorcycle combination) there’s something to suit all tastes at our next sale. Brian, director of DVCA, has been busily gathering a superb mix for the event...
Read more about Shout for Lulu or get a Minor shock »
May 30, 2018
Nostalgia is the driver for many people attending vintage and classic car auctions but there’s also a touch of nostalgia for Brian, director of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions, at our next sale.
One of the two Austin 7 lots on offer is a Hamblin Cadet made in Sherborne – a...
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May 30, 2018
Many people might imagine the face of classic cars events never changes but in fact they have to keep up with the times rather than constantly looking back.
And setting out to prove the point is the Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally, held every August Bank Holiday Sunday. This year’s...
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May 10, 2018
In association with Duke's Auctioneers of Dorchester, the Wolfgang Gawor Collection of motor cars and memorabilia will be offered for sale at auction on Thursday 7 June at 4pm.
As well as a selection of mascots, paintings, prints and automobilia, the collection includes two very...
Read more about The Wolfgang Gawor Collection, 7 June 2018 »
Mar 29, 2018
Blue skies and a blue Austin 7 Opal Tourer could make the perfect combination for motoring this summer.
The car has just been confirmed as the launch entry for our summer sale, to be held at Athelhampton House, near Puddletown, on June 7.
With its highly appropriate COR number plate, the...
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Feb 20, 2018
Spring motoring doesn’t get more special than hitting the roads and lanes in a top down classic car.
And at our next sale at Athelhampton House on March 8 th we are ready to lift the lid on some real open top opportunities.
With prices of Morris Minor convertibles going through the...
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Jan 8, 2018
Malcolm Palmer is a lifelong motorsport enthusiast, who became a technician engineer working on diverse competition cars such as the Tony Pond Mini Cooper and Lotus Cortina rally cars to Penske Indy Cars. Malcolm turned to marshalling as a hobby and became a member of the British Motor Racing...
Read more about Memorabilia Collection for our Spring 2018 Sale »
Dec 19, 2017
A truly outstanding 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster was the star of our Early Winter sale on the last day of November. Fetching £110,000, the beautifully restored E-Type found a new home in Northamptonshire with a Jaguar collector. The bright weather drew in a full capacity crowd...
Read more about Winter 2017 Sale Results »
Sep 19, 2017
The ever-eclectic mix of desirable classics enticed a large gathering of classic car enthusiasts to our autumn historic car auction, held at the beautiful Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, on the 7th of September. Easily the most desired of all entries was the now extremely rare 1972 Jensen...
Read more about Autumn 2017 Sale Results »
Jul 7, 2017
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...
Read more about Summer 2017 Sale Success »
Jul 7, 2017
We were proud to support the Blackmore Vale Revival, held at the Henstridge Airfield on the 1st of July. As one of the main sponsors, Brian assisted with the judging and presented the Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions trophy for the Best in Show. This year's winner was a fabulous Jaguar XK150...
Read more about DVCA at the Blackmore Vale Revival »
Apr 26, 2017
With a selection of pre-war classics and mid-twentieth century restoration projects already consigned, our summer event on the 8th of June promises to be another eclectic and interesting sale indeed. Heading the line-up so far is an original right hand drive 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8...
Read more about Summer 2017 Sale Update »
Mar 27, 2017
We are privileged to offer for sale a collection of motor sport memorabilia on behalf of Win Percy. Numerous lots consist of twelve race suits, several team anoraks, t-shirts, car club ties, pictures, books, novelty car cushions and posters, together with Win’s last race helmet (a...
Read more about Win Percy Memorabilia in our Summer 2017 Sale »
Mar 21, 2017
After a turbulent spell of late winter weather, the clouds broke, the winds eased and the sun shone for our spring sale, held at Athelhampton House on the 2nd of March. The marquee was busy with the bustle of interested collectors and we had plenty of variety to offer them with nearly two...
Read more about March 2017 Results »
Feb 17, 2017
Our first sale of 2017 will offer an exciting variety of motor cars and motorcycles; the line up is headed up by a superb 1958 Jaguar XK150SE Fixed Head Coupe that has been in the same family ownership for twenty five years and was the subject of a major photographic restoration. In contrast, we...
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Jan 31, 2017
An exciting selection of vintage and classic cars, automobilia and memorabilia was offered at Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ final sale of 2016 on the 23rd of November. Heading the line-up was a 1959 Jaguar XK150SE Fixed Head Coupe that found a new home in the Midlands for...
Read more about Early Winter 2016 Results »
Oct 21, 2016
‘The 1973 MG BGT V8 we offered at our September sale was purchased by a classic car specialist who wanted a project for himself. And what a project it was: dry stored for twenty three years and with only two owners, the ‘B GT V8’ did indeed require attention to the mechanics, a...
Read more about First Car First Profit »
Aug 31, 2016
As with antiques or old houses, the desire to own a classic car, motorcycle or commercial is fuelled by the history of the particular vehicle; the accomplishments of the manufacturer, the quality and longevity of the components, the specialist workmanship of the build, and even who owned and...
Read more about To Restore or Not Restore »
Aug 28, 2016
A smart, well-cared for Jaguar E-Type Series III 2 + 2 Auto Fixed Head Coupe of 1972 vintage heads the line-up at our early autumn sale on Thursday 8th September. Held in the stunning gardens of Athelhampton House (near Dorchester, DT2 7LG), the auction will offer an eclectic mix of classic...
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Jun 15, 2016
The early summer sun shone brightly on the packed marquee for our 2 June historic vehicle sale, at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester. Enthusiasts from the UK and abroad were drawn to an array of motorcycles, motor cars and automobilia, headed up by a 1959 Triumph TR3A (that was in its...
Read more about Summer Sale Results »
Apr 25, 2016
Part of a private collection of enamel signs has been entered into our 2nd June Sale. The collection comprises of: a Jackdaw of Manchester oils “ the oilest oil for motors ” sign, a Duckhams sign with integral thermometer, a Union Jack BP Motor Spirit sign, a rare older BP...
Read more about Memorabilia in our June 2016 Sale »
Apr 22, 2016
Possibly the best Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I on the market will be included in our Summer auction sale on the 2nd of June at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, DT2 7LG.
The fine Silver Shadow was once owned by the late Timothy Stone, both a good friend of DVCA and a Rolls-Royce and Bentley...
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Apr 15, 2016
An array of vintage, classic and modern vehicles were offered at our Spring Sale on the 3rd of March at Athelhampton House. Blessed with some early spring sunshine and the return of esteemed auctioneer Fabian Hine, the auction found new homes for many of the motor cars, motorcycles and classic...
Read more about Spring Sale Success »
Oct 30, 2015
We have announced our sale dates for 2016 - please especially note the alterations to the times of our 'viewing' days and a change of sale day for our Early Winter auction.
SPRING: Thursday 3 March 2016
Viewing: Wednesday 2 March 2pm - 7pm / Sale Day from 9am...
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Oct 30, 2015
We are delighted to announce the consignment of the following collection of vehicles to our Spring 2016 auction sale:
1949 Humber Super Snipe Mk I Drophead Coupe by Tickford
1950 Ford V8 Pilot Modified with Cosworth Sierra V6 Engine
1953 Bentley R-Type with Coachwork by...
Read more about The Kendal Collection »
Sep 30, 2015
Our Autumn Sale on the 15th of October promises to be the most eclectic and exciting to date. The grand setting of Athelhampton House will provide a suitable backdrop for the high quality and interesting range of vehicles our auction house will offer; heading the line-up will be a grande dame of...
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Aug 30, 2015
We are delighted to offer a trio of privately-owned Rolls-Royces at our forthcoming Autumn Sale on the 15th of October at the prestigious Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, DT2 7LG. The oldest of the collection is a 1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp, with ‘Dual Cowl Barrel Sided’ Coachwork in...
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Jul 30, 2015
A large gathering of enthusiasts and collectors descended on our Summer Sale on the 9th of July at the beautiful, sunny Athelhampton House, near Dorchester. With a selection of memorabilia and vehicles on offer to suit all, the auction sale proved to be a successful one, with interest coming not...
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Jun 30, 2015
As well as the fantastic selection of prestigious pre- and post-war motor cars, including a 1933 Aston Martin 1 ½ Litre, a 1963 Bentley S3 and a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca De Ville, our Summer Sale on the 9th of July will also offer a range of British classics from the mid and...
Read more about More July Collectables »
May 30, 2015
Our Summer Sale on the 9th of July will offer examples from two of Britain’s most famous motoring manufacturers. For lovers of post-vintage thoroughbred motor cars, a superb 1933 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Long Chassis 4 Seat Tourer has been consigned to the sale; this important Aston has...
Read more about Summer Specials »
Mar 30, 2015
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,...
Read more about Spring Results »
Feb 25, 2015
Our Spring Sale on the 19th of March will include a superb selection of quality vehicles, ranging from early motor cars to modern classics via motorcycles and commercial vehicles, and over two hundred lots of automobilia. Heading the vehicle line-up are four exceptional motor cars: a rare and...
Read more about Spring 2015 »
Oct 8, 2014
The stars of the Autumn 'show' for many will be two entirely contrasting motor cars: firstly, the recently recommissioned 1956 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Series 6 2.5 V6 Coupe with coachwork by Pininfarina; equipped with the desirable Nardi floor gear change and twin Weber carburettors, this superb...
Read more about Our October Sale at Athelhampton House »
Sep 2, 2014
A superbly stylish Series 6 Lancia Aurelia B20GT 2.5 V6 Coupe will head the line-up of our Autumn Sale on the 16th of October at Athelhampton House. The Aurelia, of 1954 vintage, has the benefit of styling by the famous Pininfarina design house and has recently been the subject of a...
Read more about Autumn 2014 »
Jun 22, 2014
The 19th of June was not only a successful day for Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions, but also a beautiful English summer’s day; the sunshine encouraged a large crowd of enthusiasts to visit the beautiful Athelhampton House, where we held our summer auction of historic vehicles and...
Read more about Summer 2014 »
Mar 29, 2014
Brian was asked to speak at the MG Owners' Club Blackmore Vale Section's inaugural evening meeting on the 26th of March. The event gave him the opportunity to fondly remember the various MGs he has had the pleasure to own, from a superb A Fixed Head Coupe in the Sixties, to a factory B GT V8...
Read more about An Evening Full of MGs »
Mar 28, 2014
Please make a note of our auction dates for this year and next:
Summer: Thursday 19 June
Autumn: Thursday 16 October
Spring: Thursday 19 March
Summer: Thursday 9 July
Autumn: Thursday 15 October
Be especially aware that for this year (2014), we...
Read more about New Auction Dates for 2014 and 2015 »
Feb 28, 2014
Our forthcoming Spring Sale promises to offer an eclectic mix of classic cars, motorcycles and interesting automobilia. The vehicle assortment is headed up by a super 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL, equipped with the iconic ‘Pagoda’ hardtop and the rare, very desirable manual...
Read more about A Classic Spring »
Nov 28, 2013
A private collection of three rare pre-war motor cars from Orpington in Kent are among the highlights of our winter sale, which will be held on Thursday 5th December at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG.
The collection comprises of two motors with coachwork by Martin...
Read more about Our Winter 2013 Sale Includes.... »
Oct 1, 2013
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...
Read more about Our Autumn Sale »
Jul 6, 2013
Commencing from our Autumn 2013 Sale on Thursday 19th September, we will be holding our motoring sales at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG. The stunning new venue is easily accessible from all directions, offers an excellent licenced restaurant and is equipped with a long,...
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Jan 23, 2013
A private collection of veteran and vintage bicycles and related items has been consigned to our Spring 2013 Sale, which will be held on the 21st March at the usual Gartell Light Railway venue. A c1868 Velocipede, commonly known as a 'Boneshaker', together with a c1870 Humber Ordinary bicycle, a...
Read more about Our Spring 2013 Sale Includes......... »
Oct 3, 2012
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...
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Sep 1, 2012
We are all looking forward to celebrating our twenty-fifth auction sale on Thursday 20 th September. The ‘Silver Jubilee’ sale will be something of a milestone for DVCA, and certainly a reminder that Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions has become the premiere specialist vehicle...
Read more about Commercials, Motorcycles and our Silver Jubilee »
Aug 29, 2012
We enjoy a good car rally here at DVCA, and one of the best events local to us in the South West is the Rotary Clubs of Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally, which is held at the Sherborne Boy’s School Quadrangle annually on the Sunday of August bank holiday.
Having judged for many...
Read more about New Master Class Trophy for Rotary Clubs of Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally »
Jul 3, 2012
DVCA is very pleased to announce the consignment of three AC Supercars which formed the private collection belonging to the late Jonathan Stevens. Jonathan lived in Dorset for many years and became a good friend of ours and an enthusiastic supporter of DVCA, so it seems entirely fitting that we...
Read more about Collection of AC Motor Cars »
Jun 20, 2012
Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ Summer Sale of historic motor cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and memorabilia was a resounding success, with a pleasing 75% of all vehicles sold. The DVCA team welcomed hundreds of motoring enthusiasts who braved the inclement British summer...
Read more about The Summer Sale »
Apr 4, 2012
A rare, original, early Ford Cortina Lotus Mk I was the star of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ first sale of 2012, which was held on Thursday 22 nd March. The restored 1963 iconic motor car was offered with a full history from new, and sold to a customer in the marquee for an...
Read more about A rare, original, early Ford Cortina Lotus Mk I was the star of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ first sale of 2012 »
Sep 29, 2011
A 1923 Talbot 8/18 Coupe was one of the stars of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ autumn sale, held on the 22nd September. In beautifully original condition, the petite pre-war Coupe sold to a local vintage car devotee who intends to retain the Talbot’s authentic appearance....
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Aug 15, 2011
DVCA will be offering a pretty little Italian number at their Autumn Auction Sale. The 1963 Hillman Zimp Zagato is an extremely rare motor car, with just three produced. The Zimp uses the Hillman Imp floor pan and mechanicals with a hand-crafted Zagato body. This example is the only one up and...
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Aug 8, 2011
Two exceptional collections of memorabilia have been entered to Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ Autumn Sale, which will be held on Thursday 22nd September.
An immaculate collection of 1950’s rally badges will be offered at the sale; these include six for the Monte Carlo...
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Jul 3, 2011
Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ Summer Sale, held on the 23rd June, proved to be as popular as ever, with an excellent array of historic vehicles on offer and plenty of prospective purchasers to buy them. The summer showers held off as nearly two hundred lots of automobilia and...
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Apr 21, 2011
Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions will be supporting the Lions and Rotary Clubs of Sherborne at the Pagent Gardens, Sherborne, by providing a vintage motor car to display at their charity event.
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Apr 8, 2011
Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions' first sale of 2011, held on the 24th March at the Gartell Light Railway in Yenston, near Templecombe, was a resounding success. Warm spring sunshine and an exceptional selection of motor cars and historic commercials attracted clients to the sale from across...
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Mar 11, 2011
Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions forthcoming Spring Sale on Thursday 24th March promises to be one of their largest yet, offering a wide range of motor cars, commercials and motorcycles.
One of the stars of the auction will be the beautifully restored to original specification 1959 Jaguar...
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Jan 11, 2011
Brian Chant is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Thompson as a new area representative for Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions, covering Central Southern England.
Jim is a well known figure in the world of historic motor cars. From running a vintage vehicle transportation...
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Oct 22, 2010
Entries are still being accepted for our new Collectors' Auction Sale on the 18th November.
The sale will be held in the slightly warmer surroundings of the cafeteria at the Gartell Light Railway and will boast an interesting selection of automobilia and memorabilia.
Entries to date...
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