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Star Cars at Charterhouse Auction

ferrari-250-gto.jpgStar cars are up for grabs at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars, motorcycles and automobilia at the Bristol Classic Car Show on Saturday 7th February.

“We often come across cars and motorbikes which have interesting stories to tell or have been owned by the rich and famous. In this auction, we have a Ferrari 250 GTO factory built replica which was first owned by Pete Waterman of Stock, Aitken & Waterman who produced pop records in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when they had over 100 top 40 hits selling 40 million records, but today he is possibly even better known by many as one of the judges on Pop Idol.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Another car owned by a star is an Aston Martin Virage, which was owned by James Caan, not of spaghetti western fame, but from the Dragon’s Den. But for me, as a James Bond fan, it has to be the Lotus Esprit Turbo in white which looks just like the car in The Spy Who Loved Me, but without the under water additions!”

Both the Aston Martin and the Ferrari GTO replica are estimated at £12,000-15,000 each and the Lotus £5,800-6,200 at the auction which has 80 cars and motorbikes with estimates totalling over £500,000. Also in the sale are a 1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost £75-85,000, a 1952 Bentley drop head coupe which was at the 1951 Earls Court Motor Show £55-65,000, a V12 E type coupe £13-15,000, a 1966 MGB roadster which has been restored at a cost of £15,000 at £4-5,000, a Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 £14-16,000, an immaculate Jaguar Mk II 3.8 £15-20,000, an Aston Martin V8 Oscar India, one of 350 built, £30-35,000, an American La France fire engine with a 14,000 cc engine, £13-15,000, an MGA roadster £13-15,000, along with numerous Morris Minors saloons, tourers and a van, several other Rolls Royce and Bentley’s, TVR, Mercedes, BMW, Talbot, Hillman, Austin and many other manufacturers with motorbikes and automobilia.

Viewing for this important motoring auction is on Friday 6th February 10-4 and on the sale day, Saturday 7th, from 10am. Entry to this auction is by catalogue only (£17 post paid) which gets two into auction on both the view and sale days and into the show on the Saturday (which normally costs £18 for two). For further information regarding this sale please contact Matthew Whitney or Sophie Hetreed (for a catalogue) at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277.