A PRIVATE collection of three rare pre-war cars from a collector in Orpington, Kent, are among the highlights of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ winter sale, which will be held on Thursday December 5 at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, Dorset.
The collection comprises two motors with coachwork by Martin Walter: a 1934 Daimler 15 Rye Cabriolet and a 1934 Lanchester L10 Doctor’s Drophead Coupe. The Daimler is in good running condition with a lovely interior and is offered with a guide price of £11,000 – £15,000. The Lanchester was the subject of an older restoration and remains in good, usable condition; its pre-sale estimate is £9,000 – £11,000.
A 1929 Austin Seven Taylor Semi Sports completes the trio. One of just four known survivors, the charming petite sports car has clearly been well cared-for and carries a guide of £16,000 – £18,000.
All three have had the benefit of an enthusiastic and knowledgeable owner who has researched the history of each extensively.
Complementing the private collection are two vintage Austins: 1927 12/4 Windsor Saloon, in ‘Oily Rag’, running condition, and a restored 1928 12/4 ‘Heavy’ Clifton Tourer.
A rare Rover P4 ‘Cyclops’, a 1956 MG ZA Magnette, 1955 Hillman Minx Mk VIII convertible, 1969 Rover P5B Saloon and a 1968 Bedford CA Dormobile Romany Motorhome form the retro line-up.
There is also an excellent selection of motorcycles, including a 1938 Excelsior 98cc Auto Byk, a c1964 Triumph Tiger Cub 200cc Trials and a 1965 Piaggio Vespa Sprint.
For further information on the sale, visit http://www.dvca.co.uk or contact Brian Chant on 01963 363353.