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Historic tea van is the toast of the auction

The 1957 Trojan Model 68, which sold for £6,930.

The 1957 Trojan Model 68, which sold for £6,930.

1955 MG TD Midget made £15,400.

1955 MG TD Midget made £15,400.

1961 BMW Isetta 300 made £9,680.

1961 BMW Isetta 300 made £9,680.

DESPITE the chilly start, Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions welcomed several hundred buyers and enthusiasts to its winter sale, held at the Gartell Light Railway, Yenston, near Templecombe, Somerset.

The star of the auction was possibly a 1957 Trojan Model 68. The rare survivor was one of Brooke Bond’s final fleet of 25 Trojan tea vans and created much interest. It found a new home in Holland with an enthusiast couple for £6,930, well above its pre-sale estimate.

Other notable results included the sale of the 1911 De Dion Bouton CQ 8hp two-seat tourer which found a new home in the south-west for £33,000.

The immaculately restored 1955 MG TD Midget and the superb 1961 BMW Isetta 300 both sold to private enthusiasts for £15,400 and £9,680 respectively.

The very elegant 1953 Alvis TA21 Tickford Drophead Coupe that required some cosmetic attention made £21,175; the fine 1950 Humber Super Snipe Mk III Saloon sold for £10,560; and an iconic 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III made £25,300.

The 1930 Austin Seven Sports Special, ideal for trials and rallying, sold for £5,500 and a lovingly restored 1936 Austin Ten Clifton Tourer with a dickey seat was bought by an enthusiast for £9,900.

The upgraded 1956 Land Rover Series 1 86” was purchased to be enjoyed in Florida for £5,610 and the petite c1935 Eccles Folding Caravan sold to a man in Austria for £1,650.

All three Morris cars in the auction found new homes, including a lovely 1930 Morris Cowley ‘Flat Nose’ folding head coupe, which made £11,880.

A 1953 BMW R51/2 500cc was one of 14 motorcycles offered at the sale; the super example achieved £7,370 and is heading off to a private collection in Kent.

DVCA’s next sale will be on Thursday 21st March 2013. For full information, please visit www.dvca.co.uk or telephone Brian Chant on 01963 363353.



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