A LARGE number of enthusiasts and collectors attended Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ Summer Sale at Yenston, near Templecombe, Somerset.
Of the notable vehicle results, a 1955 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 will be driven to its new home in Scotland for £29,700; an immaculate 1923 Maxwell 25 Series Tourer sold for £11,550; and a smart 1971 Volvo 1800ES Coupe made £7,700.
A lovingly restored 1958 Austin A95 Westminster Saloon sold for £6820; and an original 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Deluxe four-door saloon went for £2,970.
Of the commercials on offer, the vintage 1928 Ford Model AA tipper lorry found a new home for £8,800 and a comprehensively restored 1982 Austin Morris Mini 95L pick-up sold for £6,710.
Enthusiasts of more modern classics were well catered for by way of a 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 in need of some TLC which made a very surprising £11,660; a 1985 Lancia Gamma Auto Coupe, which sold for £2,420; a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 24v, which made £4,400; and a 1978 Volkswagen Type 2 Dormobile Kombi requiring restoration which sold for £4,510.
An array of motorcycles included a 1959 BSA A10 Super Rocket (£4,400); a 1959 Ariel Leader (£2,530); a 1961 Matchless G5 350cc (£1,980); and a completely original 1959 Lambretta TV175 Series II (£2,750).
Possibly the surprise of the sale was the totally original 1956 New Hudson Autocycle, which found a new home in Ireland for an amazing £2,585.
DVCA’s next auction will be held on the September 19 at its new venue, Athelhampton House, near Dorchester. For more information, telephone Brian Chant on 01963 363353 or visit http://www.dvca.co.uk