‘A very good day in the office’
Mainstream motors do well at the Great Western Classic Car Show sale
Cold weather didn’t deter buyers as Charterhouse got its 2017 calendar under way. There was plenty to bid on, but one car – the Jaguar XK120 fresh from 64 years in one family’s ownership – garnered the most attention, helped by its lovely condition inside, outside and in the engine bay. It made £80,300.
Other lots were equally interesting, with several Land Rovers joined by a Toyota Land Cruiser, while hunters of patina had their dreams realised with a 1925 Renault NN tourer. Neither the Toyota nor the Renault sold, perhaps reflecting the mainstream tastes of the audience.
On the novelty front the 1964 Austin A35 used to promote the Wallace and Gromit film The Curse of the Werewolf drew £20,350.
‘There was a great turnout with bidders travelling far and wide. This was a very good day in the office,’ says Charterhouse director Richard Bromell. The firm’s next classic car sale is on 12 April.