‘A very good day in the of­fice’

Main­stream mo­tors do well at the Great Western Clas­sic Car Show sale

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling - 01935 812277, www.char­ter­house-auc­tion.com, list­ings p40

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.

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