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Special announcement

Over the last few days, we at Charterhouse have been listening to the UK government guidelines on COVID-19, as no doubt have all of you.

These are trying and difficult times, the most difficult since long before Charterhouse was established at the end of the last century.  There are measures we could offer – online auctions, timed auctions, so called no-contact valuations, but anything we offer will increase the movement of lots and thus contact between people. If you are selling something or if you are buying something through us, if we are collecting or delivering your motorcycle or carrying out a valuation, it will involve human contact in some form or other which is exactly what we have all been told to avoid.

It is with regret we feel we have to temporarily close for the three week period recommended, in order to comply with government guidelines. The most important thing is the preservation of life.

We realise this means we will not be offering you the usual high standard of customer service that we strive to deliver. I apologise for this. Please bear with us, we feel this is a measure that we must do to save the lives of our staff, our clients, and many more besides.

We have a lot of exciting work ready to go the moment that the government says it is safe to do so. The year ahead will be good, once this is over. We have our auction at the Classic TT on the Isle of Man, currently still scheduled to go ahead on August 30th 2020, and we already have over £1M worth of motorcycles consigned. We also have possibly our most exciting motorcycle auction to date, with £600,000 worth of motorcycles consigned already, scheduled for May 6th. If all goes well, this will still take place on this date, we will listen to government guidelines nearer the time. If it can not go ahead then we will be aiming for a replacement auction within a few days of the government lifting their current guidelines to stay at home. If you feel you would like to include items in these auctions, please email us with images at, and we will help. We will find it encouraging to know you have not forgotten about us, as we are raring to get back to work as soon as we safely can. Indeed you are free to contact us about anything by email, and we will reply as soon as we can, but please be aware this will take longer than normal.

Please stay safe, and stay well, and be assured of our very best wishes. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Richard and Abigail Bromell, and all of the staff at Charterhouse.

Matthew Whitney is the head of our Classic Motorcycle Department.

He organises these immensely popular and successful sales. Top price so far is £60,000 for a Vincent Black Shadow, used as a daily rider for years.  Please contact Matthew at the salerooms if you would like more information on including items in one of our vehicle auctions on 01935 812277 or or