Despite strong winds and incessant rain, DVCA once again demonstrated their professional on-line competence as some 65% of the vehicles on offer found new homes as the final hammer fell. Doubtless more will follow as buyers swoop on those that were missed.

A lovely collection of pre and post war motorcycles started the day off well with 100% success rate which included a 1936 Sunbeam Model 14 250cc Semi-Sports and a 1929 Levis A2 350cc, both of which sold for £5600 each, and a 1938 Levis A2 350cc which made £5400.

A clutch of commercial vehicles followed, again with none unsold and strong prices achieved: a 1977 Series 3 SWB Land Rover, estimated at £4000-6000, achieved a well fought £8400, and a 1930 Morris Minor 5cwt van, estimated at £7500-£8500, blew away at £11000. But all were wowed when a 1980 Mini 95 pickup estimated at £12000-14000 reached a dizzy £19500, surely a record even if it was the best one seen.

As the interesting variety of cars came through. a worthy £36000 was paid for the lovely Bristol 411 Mk IV, and from the same home a 1959 Jensen 541R with BMW 520 power and 5-speed gearbox, cleared £28000. It was good to see that pre-war cars were still popular as a 1935 Austin Ascot Light 12/4 Saloon made £8100 , the equivalent 1933 Morris 10/4 Saloon followed at £7400 and a very pretty little 1931 Morris Minor Two Seat tourer closed at £8500. On the sporting side a handsome, uprated MGB Roadster made £10600 and a 1978 Dax Tojeiro Cobra with Jaguar V12 engine went for £19000. The auction sale was very successful which attracted bids from Australia, Denver, France and the Seychelles!

Prices quoted are the hammer price to which must be added 10% Buyer’s Premium and VAT thereupon.

DVCA are now accepting entries for its Autumn auction sale on Thursday 9th September. Please do contact Brian Chant if you are thinking of selling your historic vehicle or quality items of automobilia, either on 01963 363353, or email  brc@dvca.co.uk