CHARTERHOUSE CAR AUCTIONS, SHERBORNE CASTLE, DORSET, JULY 16
Even though there was a huge number of enthusiasts with their classics at this annual Bring Along and Show at Charterhouse only 21 of the 55 cars on offer sold.
An open 1936 Alvis Speed 20 SD with aluminium-coachwork in Vanden Plas style failed to find a friend during the early Sunday afternoon session and neither a 1988 Ferrari 328GTS left hooker nor a 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa sold.
A restored and early pull-handle 1963 MGB on steel road wheels with hubcaps realised £12,650, more than £1000 over top estimate.
Even though it was below the guide price, £8690 did secure a previously revived 1968 Minor Tourer.
A 1984 Silver Spirit Roller provided acres of real estate for the £7150 paid and there was at least one brave soul in the world prepared to rehome a part-done, but long abandoned and dismantled 1947 Talbot 10 Drophead project for £1540.
A bid of £27,500 secured a 1966 Triumph TR4A Surrey-Top with independent rear suspension, revised grille and new style chrome side embellishers.
This 1959 Triumph TR3A with the larger engine and wider grille had been inactive and required recommissioning, but still sold for £25,850.
A bid of over £40,000 was sought for this 1949 Allard M Type Four-Seater Drophead Coupe with Ford V8 flathead, but £23,100 was accepted.
Apparently largely unmolested, this 1959 Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite with 23,000 on the clock, which was registered in Hastings, achieved a within estimate £16,500.
A 1975 Bentley T1 first owned by Westward TV boss Sir Peter Cadbury sold for £14,300 with premium, more than the top estimate.
Featured on any West Country auction menu are Glastonbury-friendly campervans like this 1960 Austin 152 Paralanian, which sold for £7920.