The first Charterhouse sale of 2024 is set to be a cracker, with a wide range of cars from all eras to suit all tastes on offer

1950s cars are surprisingly well represented a Charterhouse’s sale this week, starting with a 1957 Austin A35 – sporting the ubiquitous 948cc A-Series, its powder blue paintwork is complemented by Minilite-style wheels and decals in homage to the famous Powerful Peanut racer. With new door seals and a new brake servo included, it could be a bargain with its £1000–1500 estimate.

Altogether grander is the 1951 Bentley MkVI Standard Steel saloon, family-owned for 60 years and including 30 years of invoices and a hand-written log of all work carried out sine the 1980s. Benefitting from a £10,000 engine rebuild in 2013 and a body restoration in 2018 to the tune of £15,000, the estimate of £18,000–22,000 looks like good value. A 1955 Vauxhall Velox offers a stylish Americana-esque look with a tempting estimate of £5000–6000, while the 1954 Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Series 2 Convertible will be a standout at any show with its metallic blue over red interior colour scheme, and is guided at £12,000–14,000.

There are plenty of sports cars on offer, with a 1987 Morgan 4/4 estimated at £18,000–20,000, the fantastically fun 1994 Suzuki Cappuccino carrying a £3000-£4000 estimate, similarly diminutive 1969 MG Midget Mk3 estimated at the same £3000-£4000 figure, and numerous bigger MGs to complement it. The 1967 MGB Roadster benefits from a bare-metal respray in British Racing Green, a 1950cc Oselli Stage 2 engine and alloy bonnet and has a £12,000–14,000 guide, while a 1968 MGC Roadster looks lovely in the same British Racing Green and offers a difficult choice with its similar £15,000–18,000 estimate.

For anyone wanting more from an MGC, there’s another 1968 Roadster, this one in Tartan Red and benefitting from a Downton Engineering triple-carb conversion, six-branch manifold, unleaded head conversion and overdrive gearbox, equating to a £14,000–16,000 guide.

Humbler classics are in plentiful supply too, with the charming 1973 Fiat 500F offered in an unusual hue of Mustard Yellow with a £7500–8500 estimate and a 1990 Citroën 2CV6 Special offering another air-cooled flat-twin people’s car with a £6000–6500 guide. Perhaps more interesting, however, is a 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire GLS – with just three owners from new (a company, the owner’s father-in-law, and his wife), the maroon-over-blue saloon looks quite solid under the dust of sitting in a barn for nearly 10 years, and is sold with no reserve.

Other curios like the 1935 Morgan Model F Three-Wheeler with a £12,000–15,000 guide, 1996 TRAC Technic Porsche 550 Spyder replica – curiously powered by an Alfasud engine – estimated at £12,000–14,000, and 1948 Bristol 400 (one of just 487 made and few left) carrying a £46,000–48,000 estimate round out what is sure to be one of Charterhouse’s most varied auctions yet.

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