Sale results for 19 March 2015

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 maintain sales on behalf of our clients and continued enthusiasm for all we enjoy in handling such vehicles.

Motor cars and motorcycles may now be entered For Sale by Auction but with the caveat ‘unless previously sold’.

It may be some while before we can produce an actual auction sale as such. Thus instead of waiting for a declared auction date, vehicles will initially be offered for sale by private treaty, i.e. they may be purchased at any time before the next stated auction sale by agreement between buyer and seller by negotiation carried out through DVCA. This brings each vehicle on to the market straight away and it will be marketed as such for the remainder of the current crisis.

In the event of a sale being negotiated through DVCA, our fees will be charged at the rate of 10% +VAT

Once the threat of this virus is declared over, the vendors of any remaining vehicles will have the option of entering their vehicles For Sale by Auction, and they will appear on the appropriate section of our website and catalogued in the normal way. An entry fee to cover these additional expenses will be payable as for any DVCA sale and commission charged as normal.

We are fortunate in having workshop facilities on site via our sister firm Unicorn Motor Co. Pre-sale work can be carried out by agreement to make sure the vehicle is displayed to its best advantage.

Clearly viewing at our Stalbridge premises must be carried out in accordance with strict government guidelines to maintain maximum safety to all involved. A prospective purchaser will be asked to make an appointment and certain procedures will be initiated as necessary to preserve social distancing and hygiene.

DVCA are committed to providing a professional approach to this problem, allowing in our case for the fact that not all our clients have the technical advantages in equipment, or indeed knowledge to operate the same in a confident manner. Much can go adrift in cyber space oriented systems and we prefer that you have a human being at your service throughout.

DVCA are happy to arrange properly prescribed transport for your vehicle and look forward to taking care of it within the constraints of the current situation. Please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

1949 Alvis TA14 Drophead Coupe by Carbodies

Founded in 1919, Alvis of Coventry (or T.G. John Ltd as it was then) developed into one of Great Britain’s finest engineering companies.... Read more about Alvis TA14 Drophead Coupe by Carbodies »

1936 Austin 7 Nippy Sports

The Austin Motor Company produced their little Seven from the early 1920s until the start of World War II. Most recall the pretty bijou saloons... Read more about Austin 7 Nippy Sports »

1984 Austin Mini 1000 City E

The Mini, manufactured by BMC from 1959 until 2000, is synonymous with the 1960s. Manufactured at Longbridge and Cowley, and designed by Sir Alec... Read more about Austin Mini 1000 City E »

1957 Austin A105 Westminster Saloon

Arriving in 1955, the Austin Westminster was an updated and larger version of the Cambridge, and was equipped with a new C-Series, six cylinder... Read more about Austin A105 Westminster Saloon »

1933 Austin 7 Saloon

The Austin Motor Company produced their little Austin 7 from the early 1920s until the start of World War II.  There were many variations and... Read more about Austin 7 Saloon »

1959 Daimler 'A Spec' SP250 Dart

Launched at the 1959 New York Motor Show, the SP250 Dart was a new venture for Daimler, having had little experience of sporting motor cars. The... Read more about Daimler 'A Spec' SP250 Dart »

1961 Ford Zephyr Mk II Saloon

Launched at the 1950 Earls Court Motor Show, the Mk I Zephyr was a lengthened version of its sibling, the Consul, and was equipped with a six... Read more about Ford Zephyr Mk II Saloon »

1987 Land Rover Range Rover 3.5 V8 EFi Auto

Since 1970, Land Rover has been producing its formidable Range Rover. As the vehicle of choice for Royalty, nobility and politicians, nothing else... Read more about Land Rover Range Rover 3.5 V8 EFi Auto »

1972 Mercedes-Benz 220 Auto Saloon

One cannot help admiring the build quality of these early Mercedes and here we offer one that has had such a sheltered and well cared for... Read more about Mercedes-Benz 220 Auto Saloon »

1962 MG A 1600 Mk II Roadster

Initially conceived in 1951, the MG A idea was created by Syd Enever who redesigned a Le Mans TD into something more streamlined. The original TD... Read more about MG A 1600 Mk II Roadster »

2000 MG F 1.8 VVC Roadster

Unveiled at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show, the ‘F’  was first of an all new designed MG since its predecessor, the 1962 MG B. The... Read more about MG F 1.8 VVC Roadster »

1969 Rover P5B Saloon

Arriving in 1967, the P5B was the final incarnation of the P5 series, which first appeared in 1958. It was powered by a gutsy 3 ½ litre V8... Read more about Rover P5B Saloon »

1998 Rover Mini '1275' Paul Smith Limited Edition

Originally appearing at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show, the first Paul Smith Mini was designed as part of the ‘Great Brits’ Mini... Read more about Rover Mini '1275' Paul Smith Limited Edition »

c.1954 Swallow Jet 80 Sidecar

This interesting and rare sidecar will be a rewarding restoration project for any classic motorcycle enthusiast. Auction date: 19 March 2015 Read more about Swallow Jet 80 Sidecar »

1973 Triumph TR6 PI

The TR6 appeared in 1968 to wide acclaim. The popular model was based heavily on its predecessor, but benefitted from a more stylised front and... Read more about Triumph TR6 PI »

1993 Triumph 'SP' Daytona 900

A new era in British motorcycle manufacturing was born in 1983 when Triumph Engineering went into receivership. John Bloor purchased the name and... Read more about Triumph 'SP' Daytona 900 »

1967 Triumph Vitesse 2 Litre Mk1 Saloon

Arriving in May 1962, the Vitesse inherited its name from a pre-war Triumph. The model was a performance version of the Herald, but powered... Read more about Triumph Vitesse 2 Litre Mk1 Saloon »

1970 Volvo 131 Two Door Saloon

The Volvo Amazon was manufactured between 1956 and 1970.  It was offered in three model styles: two and four door saloons and a five door... Read more about Volvo 131 Two Door Saloon »

1933 Wolseley Nine Saloon

Introduced in 1934, the Wolseley Nine was a companion for the Hornet; the four cylinder 1018cc three bearing engine sat in the same wheelbase... Read more about Wolseley Nine Saloon »