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Sports classics go under the hammer

A 1922 Ford Model T, one of the older classics in the forthcoming DVCA auction

A SUPERB collection of iconic sporting classic cars will be offered at Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ first winter sale, which will be held on Thursday 8th December at the Gartell Light Railway, Yenston, near Templecombe in Somerset.

The first star lot of the sale is a stunning 1960 Mercedes 190SL, which has been the subject of an 18-year nut-and-bolt restoration and has a guide of £35,000 – £40,000.

An elegant 1956 XK140 Jaguar Roadster has also been consigned. Restored and enjoyed by a respected member of the classic car world, this good example has an estimate of £50,000 – £55,000.

The 1954 Elva Mk IB (guide: £11,000 – £14,000) would be an ideal low-cost entry into historic motor sport and the Ford Mustang Coupe, together with the retro Ford Zephyr Mk IV, both of 1966 vintage, would be stylish additions to rallies and classic car gatherings next year, as would an immaculate and ever-popular MG B Roadster with a special V8 conversion, which has an estimate of £9,500 – £11,000.

For those who like a challenge, restoration projects offering great potential, such as a rare 1931 Mathis Drophead Coupe, a c1936 Triumph Model 5/5 motorcycle, a 1970 Volvo Amazon and a 1970 MG B GT, have all been entered.

At the more genteel end of the spectrum, a fine selection of prestige cars will be included in the auction: two Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows, a Bentley S3 Sports Saloon and a Bentley T1 will all offer comfort and elegance for their new owners.

Finally, pre-war motor cars are well represented by a 1922 Ford Model T Tourer, an unusual 1938 Vauxhall H 10-4 Saloon and a sought-after 1934 Humber Snipe 80.

For full information on the sale, please visit www.dvca.co.uk or telephone Brian Chant on 01963 363353

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