Preview: Charterhouse Classic Car Sale, Bath and West Showground, Wednesday September 12

Charterhouse’s next classic car sale takes place on Wednesday September 12, located at the Royal Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet. The selection of cars looks set to be as varied as ever, with everything from budget modern classics right back to pre-War vehicles.

The oldest car currently entered is a 1929 Model A Ford Phaeton. This four-door tourer benefits from being right-hand-drive, unlike many of the remaining examples that were made for the American market are therefore left-hand-drive. It was treated to a full-body off restoration 20 years ago, and is still well-presented now. It’s estimated to sell for £14,000-£16,000.

Shining examples of iconic British sports cars will also be offered. A prime example is a 1962 home-market Austin Healey 3000 MkIIa (BJ7), which is described by resident Charterhouse classic car expert Matthew Whitney as the best he’s ever seen, and the best on the market. Restored to concours condition, it’s expected to fetch £65,000-£70,000. Estimated at the same amount is a 1971 Jaguar E-Type coupe, which is a Series 3 variant, powered by the 5.3-litre V12 engine. And, to complete a trio, there’s a 1972 Triumph TR6, which is one again an original British-market model and is expected to reach £14,000-£16,000.

At least three Series 1 Land Rovers will go under the hammer, including a 1956 example that has just undergone a full restoration and is expected to sell for £17,000-£19,000.Or if you prefer, similar money should allow you to fast forward almost 40 years and bag a low-mileage 2005 Defender, which is estimated at £16,000-£18,000.

At the cheaper end of the scale, a two-owner Peugeot 205 1.1 GR is estimated at £1000-£1200, while a 1973 Saab 99L saloon is one of two Saabs currently entered, and expected to reach £3400-£3600.

Our auction highlights are below, but for a full entry list, see Charterhouse Auctions or call 01935 812277.

The Ford Model A was introduced in 1927 as a follow-on from the hugely successful Model T. This rare 1929 Phaeton four-door tourer is an older restoration but still looks the part. Powered by a 3.2 litre engine, it’s estimated at £14,000-£16,000.

This 1962 Austin Healey 3000 MkIIa has been treated to a concours-standard restoration by an ex-Concorde engineer, taking approximately 1500 hours. Having covered just 600 miles since, the big Healey is predicted to set a high bar, with an estimate of £65,000-£70,000

Resplendent in white, this stunning 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III coupe boats the 5.3-litre V12 engine. Estimated at £65,000- £70,000, It’s covered just 32,000 miles from now and comes with full service history.

It’s rare to see a late non-Cooper model that has not been modified in some way, but this 1993 Rover Mini Mayfair is still faithful to its factory specification. With just 17,000 miles on the clock and the larger-capacity factory-fit 1275cc engine, an estimate of £6500-£7500 seems justified.

If you’re looking for a Lotus at second-hand Astra money, this could be just the ticket.
A 1976 Eclat 502 wearing a P-suffix registration, it’s expected to reach £3800-£4200.

This 1973 Saab 99L saloon has been owned by an enthusiast, and comes with a recent maintenance bill for £3094. You could bag this svelte Swede for an estimated £3400-£3600.

One of several British sports cars to go under the hammer, this 1972 Triumph TR6 is original British-market model with the CP commission number, meaning it has the 150bhp fuel-injected motor. It’s estimated to go for £14,000-£16,000