Sunday, 12 July 2015

1938 MORRIS 8 SERIES - Charterhouse Auctioneers

Due to the increase in Classic Vehicle Auction we will be posting extra lots on this page as a thank you to the various companies who support us, it also gives us more time to contact dealers so tat we will always have something to post.
For the next few days we will be featuring the next auction from:

SUNDAY 19th JULY 2015

Ex Post Office Engineers Van
A 1938 Morris 8 Series I ex GPO external utility engineers van, registration number EXM 972, chassis number S1/EPO 202394, engine number 209332, coachwork by Strachans Successors Ltd, body number 10002, green over black. This extremely rare GPO utility van, commission number U18690 went into service in London during March 1939. It would perform its duties throughout hostilities and was eventually decommissioned and sold into the civilian market 13 years later in 1952, to be used by a building firm in Scarborough. The vendor purchased the van from a car dealer in Portsmouth in 1966 for £25 to be used on his Cornish dairy farm. After two years the van was parked in one of his barns where it would remain for the next 28 years. It was removed from hibernation as a retirement project and was subsequently the subject of a nut and bolt restoration (photographs on file) which took three years to complete. Research carried out by the vendor and with kind assistance from the Morris Minor Register it has been able to ascertain that only 29 examples of this body type were built by Strachans Successors Ltd and it is believed this is the only known survivor. The vendor took great care to retain as many of the original components as possible during the restoration and in 2000 he was rewarded for his efforts with the van winning best of show at the West of England show. The van has been featured in Old Glory (February 2002 edition) amongst other publications and has been extensively shown at classic commercial & car events since the completion of the restoration. This charming and extremely rare light commercial is now reluctantly for sale due to the vendors advancing years and he now feels that the time is ready for someone else to cherish it. V5C, MOT and tax exempt

Next Sale
July 19th 2015
Vintage and Classic Car Auction
viewing time as 10am, with the auction as 1.30pm Location: Classics at the Castle, Sherborne Castle, New Rd, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR 

Matthew is the head of our Classic Car and Motorcycle Department. He organises these immensely popular and successful sales. Top price so far is £150,000 for a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage. We hold prestigious auctions at the Bristol Classic Car shows three times a year, our Summer Car auction is held at Classics at the Castle, located at Sherborne Castle, and we now hold extra April and September auctions at the Bath and West Showground. We also regularly hold one owner sales, which are very popular. Please contact Matthew at the salerooms if you would like more information on including items in one of our car auctions on 01935 812277 

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