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Classic Vehicles at Charterhouse Auction

A 1936 Triumph Monte Carlo is one of the stars in the sale of classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia being sold by Charterhouse in Sherborne on Saturday 20th September.

“The Monte Carlo is named after the success of Triumph cars in the 1934 & 1935 Monte Carlo rally’s.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “It is an open topped four seater sports car based on the Gloria chassis with twin spare wheels and slab type fuel tank fitted in place of the normal boot.”

This Monte Carlo has traveled down from the Lake District for the Charterhouse auction. It has been in the same family ownership for nearly 60 years having recently undergone a total nut and bolt restoration at a cost in excess of £50,000.

Also in the auction being held at Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, Dorset is a fine Jaguar MKII with the most desirable 3.8 litre engine which has also undergone a full restoration estimated at £18,000-20,000, an Austin Healey 3000 in the same condition £24,000-26,000. However, there are also some interesting projects in the form of a 1936 Austin 7 tourer which was last on the road in 1967 when it was bought by the Charmouth Motor Museum estimated at £4,000-5,000, a Dorset registered Ford Popular £700-1,000, an Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite £1,600-1,800 and a 1953 Lee Enfield motorbike, one owner from new £600-1,000. However, there are also 400 lots of automobilia including mascots, literature and enamel signs, but perhaps the most unusual lot is a 1960’s marine ply speed boat at £2,500-3,000, not the sort of lot you would normally associate in such a sale, but it was built by (Donald) Healey Marine with a BMC engine!

Viewing for the sale is on Friday 19th September 10am-7pm. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers £12 post paid or on their web site