Charterhouse kicked off 2024 with a varied and exciting sale at the Haynes Motor Museum boasting all manner of lots

The inclement weather couldn’t keep bidders away, with both the indoor and outdoor viewing areas packed ahead of the sale.

The star was arguably a pretty 1934 Lagonda Rapier with a Brooklands-style body, which hadn’t turned a wheel for some time. With little history or knowledge of who made the body it was still well admired and sold above its upper estimate for £28,750. Minis also did well, with a 1961 Austin Seven totalling just over £11,500 with fees and a 1999 Rover Mini Cooper Sport in rare Hawaiian Blue topping over £15,000 with fees.

Further Brits included a 1971 Rover P5B resplendent in Silver Birch with a red leather interior that sold for £5200 on the hammer, with a 1975 P6 2200SC that might’ve required some recommissioning but still looked tempting snapped up for £3600. Finally, a P4 continued to prove what great value the model represents, with a 1962 110 project brimming with potential sold for a hammer price of just £880.

Other luxurious British offerings came courtesy of the 1951 Bentley MK VI Standard Steel Saloon that sold for £14,000 on the hammer, and a 1980 Daimler 4.2. Essentially the Jaguar XJ6 Series 3 with some tasteful additional garnish, the dark blue example was hammered away for £5500.

A trio of manual Jaguar XJ-Ss was next, with a tidy-looking 1985 3.6 Coupe hammered away for £5000, a 1984 XJ-SC manual in need recommissioning selling for £4800 and a 1988 3.6 Coupe in metallic light blue fetching £3000. Elsewhere, a 1996 TVR Chimaera with just 44,000 miles on the clock looked excellent value at its £7200 hammer figure.

Prefer German? A 1997 Mercedes R129 SL500 with a panoramic hardtop and just 79,500 miles to its name earned a £4200 winning bid, and a 1996 TRAC Technic also stood out. Offering a Porsche 500 Spyder replica on a spaceframe chassis, but powered by an AlfaSud 1490cc engine, it sold on the hammer for an impressive £8000.

In addition, Ford fans could delight in a 1962 Consul Classic that sold for a mere £3200 on the hammer, plus an extremely rare 1963 Mk1 Cortina ‘Woody’ Estate, which required work but looked great value at £4000. Other notable lots were a 1990 Citroën 2CV6 Special at £4200, and a 1930 Austin 7 Special that made a hammer price of £7000.

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