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AC collection tops the auction bill

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A PRIVATE collection of three AC cars, which belonged to the late Jonathan Stevens, a life-long enthusiast of that iconic marque, is among the star attractions of the forthcoming autumn sale held by Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions.

The collection comprises a 1989 Cobra Mk IV (estimated at £73,000-£78,000), a 1997 Ace Lotus Prototype (£20,000-£24,000) and a 2000 Ace Prototype ‘Ace of Spades’ (£16,000-£19,000).

Stalbridge-based DVCA are holding the sale on Thursday 20th September at their usual venue, the Gartell Light Railway, Yenston, near Templecombe, in South Somerset, and offer their usual diverse mix of interesting, rare and historic vehicles.  

Lots include a fine selection of interesting commercial vehicles: a 1951 Bedford OL Series long-wheelbase dropside tipper lorry; a 1930 Dennis 30cwt dropside lorry; an immaculate 1960 ERF KV rigid dropside lorry; a glorious 1924 Model T Ford pick-up truck; an exceptional 1950 Land Rover Series One; and a charming and practical 1936 Morris Eight 5cwt van.

DVCA boss Brian Chant says: “With the resurgence in historic commercial popularity, these vehicles offer real investment potential and, of course, will give their new owners many years of pleasurable classic motoring.”

Enthusiasts of motorcycles will be impressed with a selection of fine machines, including three classic Hondas, a 1965 BSA A65 Lightning Rocket Clubman, a modified 1962 Triumph Twenty-One and an original 1960 Triumph Tiger 110.

A beautiful 1972 Volvo 1800 ES Coupe will also be offered at the sale. This fine example has been exhibited at the NEC Classic Motor Show on the Volvo Company stand and has an estimate of £12,500 to £15,000.

A smart MG C Roadster of 1968 vintage will offer its new custodian many years of stylish classic motoring and for those who prefer a challenge, a solid 1953 Bentley R-Type Sports Saloon (£8,000-£10,000) has the potential to return to its former glory.

More information on the entries can be found at www.dvca.co.uk or by telephoning Brian Chant on 01963 363353.

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