CHARTERHOUSE AUCTIONERS & VALUERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.charterhouse-auction.com.