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Classic Twin Shock Trials Bike Collection at Charterhouse

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The Charterhouse auction of the Peter Bennett collection of classic twin shock trials bikes and spares sold in their Sherborne salerooms on Tuesday 31st May was a huge success with every one of the 200 lots being sold.

“What an amazing auction it was.” Commented George Beale. “Known in the business as a white glove auction where every single lot is sold, this is something rarely achieved”

The collection had been amassed over the past 40 years and totalled just shy of £100,000. The saleroom was packed with about 140 bidders standing in the room with hundreds more registered to bid online.

Many travelled far and wide for the auction with the first bidder turning up at the auction having left home at 2am to attend the sale. However, one determined buyer travelled from France to bid in person at the auction.

Top lot of the day was a Fantic 200 trials bike. With just one mile recorded this bike had been stored in Peters shed and sold on the hammer for £4,400 after a protracted bidding war between a room and an internet buyer.

For further information regarding this auction, or to enter a bike into the next Charterhouse specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on 29th June, contact George Beale and the team at Charterhouse in Sherborne 01935 812277 or email them on

Fantic 200 trials bike with just 1 mile sold for £4,400