Classic Transport at Charterhouse Auction

Two modes of transport, which could not be further apart, are included in the Charterhouse auction of automobilia, classic cars and motorbikes in Sherborne on Saturday 12th July.

ferrari-250-gto.jpg“First up is a Penny Farthing bicycle. Also know as an Ordinary or High bicycle, this form of pedal power was first invented in 1871 by James Starley a British engineer, and is an icon of Victorian design.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “However, when you are sitting nearly five feet high, and with limited brakes, I think I would rather go for the engine power rather than pedal power in the form of the replica Ferrari GTO. Whilst I would not normally go for a replica, this is a particularly good example having been originally bought by the famous late 1980’s and early 1990’s music producer Pete Waterman, although I could not comment whether Kylie Minogue has been for a ride in it!”

The Ferrari 250 GTO is also another icon, and a design which Ferrari has closely guarded. So much so that when the GTO’s were first replicated, the moulds were taken off of a real GTO and after only 8 had been constructed, Ferrari took the makers to court successfully stopped production. However, the Charterhouse replica, being one of the eight, is well engineered and authentic down to its Borrani chrome wire wheels, badges, alloy H gate, Nardi steering wheel, quick fill fuel filler and other details which would convince many enthusiasts, and with an estimate of £17,000-20,000, it is a fraction of the seven figure sums which real 250 GTO’s command today

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their forthcoming programme of specialist auctions including classic cars and motorbikes in July, pictures and books also in July and Beswick & Royal Doulton in August. To arrange a free home visit throughout the West Country, please contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell, Partner at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS, 01935 812277.

www.charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

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