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Classic Jag tops £60,000

1959 Jaguar XK150SE made the top price of £60,775.

1959 Jaguar XK150SE made the top price of £60,775.

 

AN exciting selection of vintage and classic cars, automobilia and memorabilia was offered at Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ final sale of 2016.

Heading the line-up was a 1959 Jaguar XK150SE fixedhead coupe that found a new home in the Midlands for £60,775, and an exceptional 1934 Austin 10/4 Cabriolet with a vast history, that sold for £20,625.

The surprise of the sale was the 1972 Austin Minor van that made £10,450; the 1974 MG B GT and 1971 MG B Roadster both headed off with their new custodians to Hampshire and selling for £9,130; the 1968 Daimler V8 250 Saloon now resides in Cornwall.

All motorcycles in the auction sold well, especially the very unusual 1964 Raleigh Runabout RM6 that made a healthy £1,128.

Among the other sales, a rare 1922 Fiat 501 Tourer by Melbourne Motor Bodies, in need of some mechanical attention, sold to a local enthusiast for £8,360.

The automobilia department offered an equally eclectic mix of ephemera; most notably, 12 War Service equipment glass road warning signs from Shaftesbury were purchased by a film company for £460, a 1929 American petrol pump fetched £470, and the auction house sold numerous sales brochures, handbooks (including Rolls-Royce and Bentley) and models.

DVCA is now accepting entries for its next auction on March 2. Contact Brian Chant on 01963 363353 or visit http://www.dvca.co.uk for more information.

1934 Austin 10/4 Cabriolet sold for £20,625.

1934 Austin 10/4 Cabriolet sold for £20,625.

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