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Pre-war rarities come to auction

1929 Austin Seven Taylor Semi Sports

1929 Austin Seven Taylor Semi Sports

1934 Daimler 15 Rye Cabriolet

1934 Daimler 15 Rye Cabriolet

1934 Lanchester L10 Doctor's Drophead Coupe

1934 Lanchester L10 Doctor’s Drophead Coupe

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.

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