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Classic Bikes at Charterhouse Auction

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The Charterhouse classic and vintage bike auction on 30th March at the Haynes International Motor Museum was a great success with nearly 75% sold totalling just over £500,000 on the hammer.

“We had a great selection of 180 bikes dating back over the past 100 years.” Commented George Beale. “This combined with a great auction venue, a huge turnout of buyers at the auction and live internet bidding resulted in many of the lots exceeding their estimates.”

Bikes from across country were entered into the auction including a collection of 1970’s Ducati’s from North Wales. Here a 1974 Ducati 750 GT sold on the hammer for a strong £28,000. Selling for the same amount was one of the more modern bikes in the auction. This time, it was a 2018 Brough Superior SS100 which made £28,000.

Also in the auction, a shed stored 1953 Vincent Rapide Series C, offered for sale without reserve from a deceased estate, sold for £25,000 after huge pre-sale interest. Another no reserve bike, this time a circa 1970 BSA Rocket 3 race bike, surpassed all expectations selling for £16,000 and was met with a round of applause when the hammer finally came down.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their next classic & vintage motorcycle auction back at Haynes on 29th June. George Beale and the team at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne can be contacted on 01935 812277 or via bikes@

1974 Ducati 750 GT sold on the hammer for £28,000

2018 Brough Superior SS100 sold on the hammer for £28,000

1953 Vincent Rapide Series C sold on the hammer for £25,000

Circa 1970 BSA Rocket 3 race bike sold on the hammer for £16,000