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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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