Charterhouse’s second classic car auction of the year looks set for success, with an eclectic catalogue of rare vehicles going under the hammer
Charterhouse will hope to build upon recent successful sales with another outing to the Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset on July 6. The auction catalogue is especially intriguing this time out, with rare examples of traditional British classics entered alongside European and American icons. Viewing is available during the day on Tuesday July 5, as well as in the morning prior to the auction’s midday start.
It’s set to be a good sale for Jaguar fans, with a 1960 Mk2 3.4 that’s been in the same family for 62 years carrying an estimate of £17,000-£19,000, and an older stablemate in the form of a 1956 Mk1 2.4 expected to command £13,000-£15,000. In addition you’ll find a 1991 XJS 4.0 Coupe at an estimated £8500-£9500, plus a 2001 XJR with a guide of £6000-£7000.
Sticking with Brits, humble saloons including a 1958 Wolseley 1500, a very tidy two-door Morris Minor from 1968 and a 1974 Triumph Dolomite 1850 are joined by a 1984 Rover 2300S with a guide of £6000-£8000. You’ll also find a 1996 Rover 100 Knightsbridge and a 2004 75 CDTi Connoisseur SE Tourer, plus a trio of Minis comprising a 1965 Mk1 Cooper, a 1971 Cooper S recreation and one of the final 50 Coopers to be given the S Works treatment by John Cooper Garages at the turn of the millennium. For those preferring something a bit more rugged, there’s a pair of Land Rovers: a 1973 109 Station Wagon and a 1978 Series 3 commercial that still wears its Royal Mail recovery livery.
Open-topped Brits are also well covered, especially those wearing Triumph badges. A 1981 Spitfire 1500 is joined by a 1982 TR7 Convertible and a 1975 Stag, plus a 1968 TR5 PI that could sell for as much as £38,000. Meanwhile, MG is represented by a last-of-the-line MGB LE roadster from 1980 and a 1959 MGA 1500 roadster, with a 1952 Morgan Plus 4 DHC and a 1932 Austin 7 boat-tailed Tourer rewinding the clock back even further.
Prefer your sporty cars a with a little more overseas flavour? A 1997 Fiat Barchetta could well tick that box at an estimated £3000-£3500, but deeper pockets will be needed for a 1972 Datsun 240Z, which is estimated at £34,000-£36,000. Continuing the coupe theme, a 1968 Volvo P1800 S is joined by a 1994 480 GT and a 1979 Mercedes 450SLC, with a 2000 Audi RS4 Avant offering a performance estate angle for an estimated £23,000-£25,000.
With humble Europeans such as a 1980 Talbot Sunbeam LS showing just 12,779 miles, 1978 Renault 4, a 1971 NSU Prinz and a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle also included, plus a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, a 1969 Ford Mustang and even a 1959 Albion Chieftain dropside lorry, there should be plenty of keep bidders engaged. For the full catalogue, see charterhouse-cars.com.