THERE was a full capacity crowd of enthusiasts and collectors at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, for Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ summer sale.
The star of the show, the 1964 restoration project Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster, attracted bidders from Hong Kong, New York, the Swiss Alps and the UK; it was finally purchased by a historic car race team for £80,300.
From 1950 came the immaculate show-winning MG TD that sold to a museum for £23,650 and a rare 1932 Riley 9 Ascot Drophead Coupe made £15,950.
DVCA had more pre-war motors on offer; among them was the 1933 Morris Minor Two Seat Sports Tourer that sold for £5,335 and, from the same barn in Highclere in Hampshire, another Minor but from 1934 made £8,250 and the 1937 Austin 7 Pearl Cabriolet sold for £5,830.
Both the 1927 Austin 20/4 Two Seat Tourer with Dickey by Mulliners and the 1927 Austin 7 ‘Chummy’ Tourer found new homes for £18,150 each.
Three vehicles from a Cornish farm also passed to new custodians: the 1948 Alvis TA14 Drophead Coupe by Carbodies and the 1947 Alvis TA14 Saloon by Mulliners both required extensive cosmetic restoration and sold for £5,500 and £4,070 respectively, while the striking 1964 Cadillac Type 62 Convertible made £6,325, which again needed some attention.
Buyers were found for the trio of MG B GTs, a restored 1967 Morris Minor Traveller made £6,600 and all motorcycles on offer sold, including the very smart 1949 Matchless G3L, that made £3,850.
Complete vehicle results can be found at http://www.dvca.co.uk. The specialist auction house is now accepting entries for its autumn auction sale; please contact Brian Chant on 01963 363353 for more information.