DORSET Vintage and Classic Auctions’ autumn sale had a celebratory feel, with more than 600 customers attending the sale held at the Gartell Light Railway in Yenston, near Templecombe, Somerset.
The stars of the sale, the 1989 AC Cobra Mk IV and the 2000 AC Ace Prototype Ace of Spades, which both formed part of the collection of AC cars belonging to the late Jonathan Stevens, found new homes in England and Germany for £67,100 and £15,000 respectively.
The rare 1935 Austin Light 12/4 shooting brake sold for £5,280 to a museum owner of 300 cars in Herefordshire. Commercials were very well represented at the auction. Notable results included a 1936 Morris Eight 5cwt van which sold to an enthusiast for £8,470, a 1924 Ford Model T pick-up truck which made £8,580, and an immaculate 1960 ERF KV rigid dropside lorry, which sold for £12,925 to a group of commercial enthusiasts.
With 10 of the 11 motorcycles sold, DVCA continues to achieve excellent results for two-wheeled machines. A superb pair of Hondas from a vast collection both sold to a private enthusiast: the CB750 of 1969 vintage made £14,025 and the CB550 K1 sold for £7,480.
A beautiful and very original 1960 Triumph Tiger T110 650cc made £6,655, a 1965 BSA A65 Lightning Rocket Clubman made £3,960, and a superbly original 1959 BSA M21 and rare Watsonian sidecar sold for £3,740 to a man who took his wife on honeymoon in the same model.
With an Austin-Healey 3000 Mk lll and an Alvis TA21 Tickford DHC already consigned, DVCA’s winter sale on Thursday 6th December promises to be one of auction house’s best yet. For full information on the December sale, please visit www.dvca.co.uk or telephone Brian Chant on 01963 363353.