DORSET Vintage and Classic Auctions’ forthcoming spring sale promises to offer an eclectic mix of classic cars, motorcycles and interesting automobilia.
The vehicle assortment is headed up by an immaculate 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL with rare manual transmission and the iconic Pagoda hardtop. It is expected to make £35,000 to £40,000.
There is also a 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III which, having spent most of its life in California, is a superb example of its type, and a 1950 Bentley Mk VI Sports Saloon that may require a little cosmetic work, but will provide a supremely elegant mode of transport.
At the other end of the spectrum, DVCA will offer a host of restoration projects, including a 1969 Austin Mini Cooper 1000 Mk II; a 1952 Riley RMB; and a 1933 Morris Cowley Six Saloon.
Other pre-war motors include a fantastically original Studebaker Dictator Six in original right-hand-drive configuration; a Lanchester L10 Doctor’s Drophead Coupe; and a pretty Austin 7 Ruby Deluxe Mk I, all of 1934 vintage. The selection of motorcycles includes a 1957 Velocette LE.
Lovers of cars from the 1950s and 1960s will be well catered for by way of a 1969 Morris Minor convertible, a 1955 Ford Consul Mk I, a Vanden Plas Princess, an original 1968 Rover P6 3500 and two Rover P4s: an early ‘Cyclops’ 75 and a 1964 110.
For those who prefer more modern classics, the sale will include a 1996 Jaguar XK8 convertible, a 1970 MG B Roadster, a 1976 MG Midget, a modified 1972 Triumph 2000, a 1987 Volkswagen Golf Karmann Ghia 1.6 Cabriolet Auto, and a true relic from the 1970s, a Fiat 126 Personal 4.
The auction will be held at Athelhampton House on Thursday March 20.
For full information, visit http://www.dvca.co.uk or phone Brian Chant on 01963 363353.