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Classic car team hopes history does not repeat itself!

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... Read more about Classic car team hopes history does not repeat itself! »

Big Healey will bring howls of delight

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.... Read more about Big Healey will bring howls of delight »

Bentley battered by time but better than ever

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... Read more about Bentley battered by time but better than ever »

Thumping good times ahead

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... Read more about Thumping good times ahead »

Seventh heaven for car dreamers

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... Read more about Seventh heaven for car dreamers »

Midnight Arrivals at DVCA

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 »

Old timer Oldsmobile sets historic benchmark

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... Read more about Old timer Oldsmobile sets historic benchmark »

Vintage car auction off to a flying start

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... Read more about Vintage car auction off to a flying start »

Auction buyers pull some Christmas crackers

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.... Read more about Auction buyers pull some Christmas crackers »

Old dreams seeking new dreamers at auction

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 »

Pick of the crop for classics 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... Read more about Pick of the crop for classics auction »

Autumn 2018 Results

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 »

Superb bikes bid for your attention

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... Read more about Superb bikes bid for your attention »

Autumn 2018 Preview Part I

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 »

It’s party time on the classics auction calendar

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... Read more about It’s party time on the classics auction calendar »

Vitesse! Turn of speed secures car for late bidder

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... Read more about Vitesse! Turn of speed secures car for late bidder »

Shout for Lulu or get a Minor shock

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 »

Nostalgia for Brian

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... Read more about Nostalgia for Brian »

Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally

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... Read more about Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally »

The Wolfgang Gawor Collection, 7 June 2018

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 »

Opal will be an Auction Ring Gem

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... Read more about Opal will be an Auction Ring Gem »

Sensational Spring Motoring

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... Read more about Sensational Spring Motoring »

Memorabilia Collection for our Spring 2018 Sale

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 »

Winter 2017 Sale Results

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 »

Autumn 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 »

First Car First Profit

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 »

DVCA's Silver Jubilee Auction

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... Read more about DVCA's Silver Jubilee Auction »

Commercials, Motorcycles and our Silver Jubilee

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 »

New Master Class Trophy for Rotary Clubs of Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally

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 »

Collection of AC Motor Cars

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 »

The Summer Sale

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 »