Classic Cars bring Classy Prices at Charterhouse Auction

A 1909 Sizaire-Naudin Model G Voiturette topped the Charterhouse sale of classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia, when it sold to a telephone bidder for over £26,000.

sizaire-naudin.jpg“There had been a great deal of pre-sale interest in this vehicle. It is well known in motoring circles having been in the vendor’s ownership for 40 years, and it has even traveled further than I have as it attended a rally in New Zealand a few years ago!” Commented Richard Bromell. “In fact, it so impressed a New Zealander when he saw this car in the rally that he flew over for his home country to attend the sale. It was also hotly contested by another hopeful bidder who was trying to amass a car collection which his father had sold several decades earlier to fund his private schooling. However, on the day, it sold to a well known Yorkshire collector bidding on the telephone.

Also in the sale, which at £200,000 is the largest sale this year in the West Country, a 1972 Jaguar E type roadster sold for £20,000, a 1921 American La France fire engine resplendent in San Francisco red livery sold for £14,000, a Cobra replica with a proper Chevy V8 engine £13,500, and a 1948 Norton Manx motorcycle £11,300. However, there were also more modest vehicles on offer such as a 1963 Morris Minor saloon for £2,900, a Traveller at £3,050, a 1936 Austin 10 Lichfield the same money, and a 1950 Series 1 Land Rover £3,450.

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their next auction of classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia. For further advice, or to arrange a free home visit through out the West Country, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner, or Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277.