The second Jaguar XJS 6-litre V12 Convertible to be built will be among over 50 varied entries as Charterhouse hosts its next classic car auction at the Haynes Motor Museum on October 12.

Pre-war cars will share auction hall space with a trio of three-wheelers, traditional Brits, projects, wildcards and several more besides as Charterhouse hosts its third classic car sale of the year on October 12. Once again, the venue will be the Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset, with the sale beginning at midday.

Headlining the pre-war selection is a 1935 Derby Bentley restoration project that’s been stored in an old cart shed for the past 54 years and is estimated to sell for £50,000-£70,000. Several Austin Sevens are also included, with a 1929 project offered with no reserve, a 1934 Tourer guided at £7000-£9000 and a 1937 Nippy set to make as much as £20,000. Alongside, a contemporary Seven rival in the shape of a 1932 Morris Minor ‘Cammy’ is estimated at £6500-£7000, joined by a couple of Morris Eights – one a 1936 Tourer, the other a 1939 Series E example.

Skipping forward to post-war classics, a 1953 MG TD 1250 carries a £15,000-£17,000 estimate, with £17,500-£18,500 expected to net a smart 1959 MGA 1500 roadster. A 1960 Triumph TR3A is guided at £22,000-£24,000, while later Triumphs include no fewer than three TR6s – one liberated from long-term storage – plus a 1964 Spitfire 4 with a very attractive £5000-£6000 estimate. In addition, you’ll find two V12 XJS Convertibles – one a later 6.0-litre car from 1993.

For those preferring tin-tops, a 1973 MGB GT V8 could make over £20,000, with a 1961 Rover 100 and a 1963 Vauxhall Victor flying the flag for early ’60s saloons and a couple of ’80s Audi 100 projects in the mix, too.

More unusual is a 1949 Fiat Topolino, believed to be the only right-hand drive 500C Series 1 hardtop car in the country, and there’s a customised 1955 Chevrolet Stepside pick-up that should also turn plenty of heads. Meanwhile, a late ’40s/early ’50s Reliant van is joined by a 1970 Bond Bug project and a 1974 Bond 875, with all three coming from the same deceased estate.

Modern classics are numerous too, with a selection that includes a 1997 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet, a 1995 Rover 100 GTa, a 2004 MINI Cooper S JCW, a 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser and a 1993 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible that was only the second 6-litre example to be produced. For the full catalogue, head to