A LARGE gathering of enthusiasts and collectors descended on Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ summer sale at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester.
With a wide selection of memorabilia and vehicles on offer, the auction proved to be successful, with interest coming not only from inside the marquee, but as far afield as Florida and Qatar.
Closer to home, a 1954 MG TF 1500 found a new collector-custodian in Cornwall for £22,000; a regal Bentley S3 LWB Saloon of 1963 vintage made its way to Canterbury for £24,200; and a very stylish 1995 Bentley Turbo R Saloon found a new home in London for £10,450.
The auction house was pleased to sell a cherished 1969 Daimler V8 250 Saloon to a private collector in Yorkshire for £8,690, and a superb 1982 Land Rover Series III 88 Inch Safari found its way back to its home county of Devon, purchased by an enthusiast couple for £8,470.
Among other sales, a smart 1960 Triumph TR3A made £24,750 and a 1967 Ford Anglia 1600 De Luxe Estate rally car sold for £4,620; the ever-popular Mini was well represented by a modified 1971 Austin Mini Cooper S 1275cc Mk III (selling for £8,140); a rare 1996 Rover Mini 1300 Cabriolet (£8,470) and a 1998 Rover Mini Cooper Sport (£4,950).
DVCA is now accepting entries for its autumn sale on October 15 at Athelhampton House. Visit http://www.dvca.co.uk or contact Brian Chant on 01963 363353 for further information.