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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 »

Summer 2017 Sale Success

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 »

DVCA at the Blackmore Vale Revival

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 »

Summer 2017 Sale Update

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 »

Win Percy Memorabilia in our Summer 2017 Sale

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 »

March 2017 Results

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 »

Spring Preview

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... Read more about Spring Preview »

Early Winter 2016 Results

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 »

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 »

To Restore or Not Restore

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 »

Autumn 2016

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... Read more about Autumn 2016 »

Memorabilia in our June 2016 Sale

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 »

Summer Sale Rolls-Royce

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... Read more about Summer Sale Rolls-Royce »

Spring Sale Success

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 »

Auctioneer Fabian Hine Returns to DVCA

Feb 9, 2016

One of the most experienced classic car auctioneers in the UK will return to us for our Spring 2016 auction sale after a brief break of four auctions. Despite having a full and varied diary for this year, Fabian is able to join the team once again, bringing with him a wealth of experience gained... Read more about Auctioneer Fabian Hine Returns to DVCA »

The Kendal Collection

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 »

Autumn 2015

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... Read more about Autumn 2015 »

Autumn Rolls-Royces

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... Read more about Autumn Rolls-Royces »

Summer Sunshine

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... Read more about Summer Sunshine »

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 »