It's Not All Antiques & Fine Art

Monday 10th August 2020 - Belle Gait


It's Not All Antiques & Fine Art

Auctions are wonderful places, we take a look at the blossoming business of vintage & classic vehicles sold at auction.

You may have picked up an item or two from your local auctioneer before but did you know that some of our specialist auctioneers offer stunning vintage and classic cars, a selection of race and vintage motorcycles and even antique tractors? Offering incredible opportunity both for the seller to realise top coin for their vehicle and a buyer to pick up a new project or a treasured addition to a collection. Charterhouse Auctioneers is an excellent example of one such auctioneer.


They have a sale taking place on August 27th with an amazing selection of classic, vintage and race motorcycles due to go under the hammer. Initially, the sale was due to held at this year’s Classic TT; however, understandably, with the Coronavirus pandemic, this event had to be cancelled.


The auction, which will be held online as well as accepting telephone and absentee bidding will take place on August 27th with consigned lots currently including Velocette, Triumph, Ducati and Matchless just to mention a few. A vast selection of items will be up for sale ranging from winning motorcycles to basket cases. However, for many, the signature lot in this sale may well be the ex-Jock Taylor TT-winning sidecar estimated at £180,000 - £200,000. Jock Taylor was a Scottish World Champion sidecar racer who took place in his first race as a passenger in 1974. He tragically died in Finland in 1982 following a racing incident.

The catalogue is not yet uploaded, but keep an eye out on our website here for it


If agricultural is more your bag, H J Pugh has some great rare and original tractors going under the hammer in their next sale to include this Antique Ferguson TEF diesel tractor from 1953 which runs and drives well and comes with Ferguson blade and Bombardier half-tracks.  Or how about this show winning 1946 Ferguson Continental with cast iron gearbox it won first prize at Tractor World for the most original tractor in the 2011 show. 


While you may not think of your local auction house as a place to get your hands on a classic motorcycle, car of tractor; these auctioneers and more are showing that there are auction houses, offering online auctions for the classic and antique vehicle of your dreams!