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The Char­ter­house auc­tion team have dug out, quite lit­er­ally in some cases, the most eclec­tic ar­ray of ma­chines that you are likely to see.

Some nicely re­stored ma­chines, among them an in­ter­est­ing Cot­ton road racer and a very de­sir­able Nor­ton At­las, will sit along­side yet an­other West Coun­try barn-find col­lec­tion in the line-up.

This col­lec­tion of Bri­tish mo­tor­cy­cles ranges in age from the 1930s to the 1950s and is es­ti­mated to sell for a to­tal of up to £30,000.

Char­ter­house’s Matthew Whit­ney said: “There is some­thing ex­cit­ing about dig­ging mo­tor­cy­cles out of a barn which have been sit­ting there for years. Most are com­plete but will re­quire some recom­mis­sion­ing work be­fore they are put back on the road, oth­ers need a wipe over with an oily rag, and some are full-blown restora­tion projects.”

The seven mo­tor­cy­cles from the Som­er­set find in­clude a 1930 Tri­umph CSD 500cc and 1935 Cot­ton with a JAP 500cc en­gine, both of which are es­ti­mated at £3000-5000.

Among the post-war bikes are a 1949 Scott Fly­ing Squir­rel, 1952 Ariel Square Four re­quir­ing restora­tion and a 1957 Nor­ton Model 50 with ape­hanger han­dle­bars.

View­ing is on Satur­day and the sale takes place on Sun­day. Con­tact de­tails for Char­ter­house are: 01935 812277/en­quiry@char­ter­house-auc­ www.char­ter­house-auc­

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