Sale results for 3 March 2016

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.

1954 Ariel LH Colt

From their first production of three wheelers in 1898, Ariel progressed to motorcycles in 1902. By World War I, the Ariel range had increased to... Read more about Ariel LH Colt »

1959 Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire

From a Private Collection. Arriving in 1958, the Star Sapphire was the highlight of Armstong-Siddeley’s Sapphire range. The model boasted a... Read more about Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire »

1961 Austin Gipsy Fire Engine and Trailer

Originally registered to Bertram Mills Circus. The Gipsy was the civilian successor to the Austin Champ, and was intended to be a direct rival to... Read more about Austin Gipsy Fire Engine and Trailer »

1934 Austin 7 Ruby Saloon

In the early 1920s, the Austin Motor Company brought out their little Austin Seven, which over the next few years became a byword for affordable... Read more about Austin 7 Ruby Saloon »

2000 BMW Z3 3.0 with Hardtop

The Z3 was introduced on the 12 th of June 1995 to an expectant market that eagerly anticipated BMW’s first ‘mass market’... Read more about BMW Z3 3.0 with Hardtop »

1969 BSA Bantam D14/4

The Birmingham Small Arms Company was established in 1860 by a group of gunsmiths who produced military and sporting firearms. In 1880, the... Read more about BSA Bantam D14/4 »

1947 Buick Roadmaster Super Eight Series 50

The Buick marque was founded by David Dunbar Buick, a Scottish industrialist. The first car was produced in 1903. Moving in 1904 from Detroit... Read more about Buick Roadmaster Super Eight Series 50 »

1924 Citroen 5CV Cloverleaf

The Citroen Type C was made by the French car company between 1922 and 1926 and was widely known as the 5CV.  Originally referred to as the... Read more about Citroen 5CV Cloverleaf »

1947 Ferguson TE Continental

The little grey Fergie is probably the most popular tractor ever produced and certainly remains a favourite with enthusiasts today. The TE range... Read more about Ferguson TE Continental »

1950 Ford V8 Pilot Modified with Cosworth Scorpio V6 Engine

From a Private Collection. For a relatively short period from 1947 until 1951, Ford UK produced its Pilot in a fair number for so brief a time. It... Read more about Ford V8 Pilot Modified with Cosworth Scorpio V6 Engine »

1968 Honda CB250

From a Private Collection. The Honda Dream CB250 was the first of the design bearing the CB250 insignia. Its production stretched from 1968 until... Read more about Honda CB250 »

1949 Humber Super Snipe Mk II Drophead Coupe by Tickford

From a Private Collection. Arriving just a year before the outbreak of World War II, the Super Snipe was an amalgamation of two of Humber’s... Read more about Humber Super Snipe Mk II Drophead Coupe by Tickford »

1971 Humber Sceptre Mk III Auto Saloon

From a Private Collection. Arriving in 1963, the Sceptre was to be Humber’s last hurrah.  Traditionally well-appointed, the Sceptre was... Read more about Humber Sceptre Mk III Auto Saloon »

1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Auto with Hardtop

First appearing in 1954 as the 300SL ‘Gullwing’, the Mercedes-Benz SL series is synonymous with a long line of high quality, grand... Read more about Mercedes-Benz 500SL Auto with Hardtop »

c.1967 MG-Maserati A6GCS Spyder Special

For those of us that have dreamt of creating our own unique motor car, here is an amazing opportunity to acquire one man’s recreation of his... Read more about MG-Maserati A6GCS Spyder Special »

1985 Morgan 4/4 4-Seater

This British family owned motor car company was founded by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan in 1910. First arriving in 1936, the two-seat 4-4 was... Read more about Morgan 4/4 4-Seater »

1971 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller

The Morris Minor Traveller was first introduced in 1952.  The estate design featured ash wood framing on its rear exterior which was... Read more about Morris Minor 1000 Traveller »

1937 Morris Eight Tourer

Launched to compete with Ford’s Model ‘Y’ and the similar Austin 7, the Morris Eight became one of Britain’s most... Read more about Morris Eight Tourer »

1957 Pontiac Super Chief Series 27

  As the first all-new design from Pontiac in the post-war period, the Chieftain was the quintessential late Forties American motor: it... Read more about Pontiac Super Chief Series 27 »

1990 Porsche 944 S2

From a Private Collection. The Porsche 944 was produced from 1982 to 1991 as a development of the 924, but was equipped with a number of refined... Read more about Porsche 944 S2 »

1935 Riley 9hp Merlin Saloon

Designed in the main by Percy and Stanley Riley and produced in Coventry, the ‘Nine’ was probably the highest-selling light motor car... Read more about Riley 9hp Merlin Saloon »

1978 Suzuki GT250

  Introduced in Europe in 1973, the GT250 was very competitive even in comparison with some larger motorcycles of the time. The air cooled... Read more about Suzuki GT250 »

1970 Triumph T120 Bonneville

The most famous of all Triumph motorcycles was the Bonneville, named after the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, where several motorcycle companies... Read more about Triumph T120 Bonneville »