Classic Motorcycles

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We have been conducting classic and vintage motorcycle auctions for 16 years. What originally started out with one auction has grown to seven specialist sales every year. This department is headed up by self confessed petrol head Matthew Whitney, Associate Director.

Matthew travels extensively during his working day seeing single vehicles to complete collections and we have sold motorcycles for clients throughout England and Wales, up to Scotland, across to Ireland. Matthew was a keen school boy motocross motorcyclist who raced in many competitions more years ago than he wishes to remember.

Over the years we have sold millions and millions of pounds of cars and motorcycles, and one classic car auction totalled just under £500,000. Highlights of the vehicles we have sold are Barn stored Matchless with side car sold for £13,200

All of our auctions use live internet bidding platforms to ensure that every lot, whether it is worth £20 or £500,000, reaches the widest possible market and sells for the best price possible. In the run up to an auction we receive 100’s of emails requesting further information for lots in the sale. Attached to these email replies, we regularly send well over 1,000 digital images, such is the huge interest generated in our auctions.

For further information regarding our classic motorcycle sales, and our classic and vintage car sales, please contact

Matthew Whitney, Associate Director mw@charterhouse-auction.com or 01935 812277
email: bikes@charterhouse-auction.com

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Please use the form below to contact Charterhouse regarding valuations, buying, selling, bidding, home visits, catalogues etc.
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Do you have an item or items you wish to have valued or sell?
Please contact us, or telephone us if you prefer.
If you decide to sell your items through Charterhouse we would be delighted to help.

Richard Bromell has over 30 years of experience within the auction world. He originally started work in The Long Street Salerooms when it was owned by Phillips. Since then, he has worked for numerous firms of auctioneers from Bearne’s in Torquay up to Tennants in Yorkshire.  If you call the office to arrange a free home visit, then it will probably be Richard who will see you at your property.  Since the 1990’s, Richard has been involved in numerous antiques television programmes including Going for a Song (with both Michael Parkinson & Anne Robinson), Going, Going, Gone, Antiques Treasure Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It!  In 2003 and 2004, Richard was nominated as one of the top four auctioneers in the country at The British Antique & Collectors Awards (BACA). This was the first time an auctioneer has been nominated for two consecutive years.  What do you love about running Charterhouse? “The huge variety of items I see every day, from silver to medals. Every day is like Christmas, you never know what you are going to see!”

Opening Hours
We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.
Viewing for antique auctions Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm and Thursday 10 am to 5 pm during sale week.
Antique Auctions start at 10 am on Friday with viewing from 8.30 am until 9.45 am.
There is limited viewing during the sale.
Viewing days and times vary for car sales.
Please contact the office for details



bikes@charterhouse-auction.com
Tel: (00 44)1935 812277

Opening Hours
We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Please come to our saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.

Head Office (Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS)

Transport Links
Located in the centre of Sherborne.
Bristol Airport – 41 miles
Sherborne Station – .4 mile, direct to London Waterloo in 2 hours 15 minutes
Yeovil Pen Mill Station – 5 miles, direct to Bath
Culverhayes car park is immediately opposite Charterhouse, with long stay and short stay options. If you are bringing items for valuation, or are collecting, you are welcome to drive up our drive, but please be aware the gateway is narrow.

Bath & West Showground

Showground address: Exmoor Hall, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN

Transport Links
Located on A371.
Bristol Airport – 23.5 miles
Castle Cary Station – 4 miles, direct to London Paddington in under 2 hours
Bruton Station – 5.7 miles, direct to Bath
Gillingham Station – 15.7 miles, direct to London Waterloo in 2 hours
Bristol Temple Meads Station – 23 miles
Car parking
There are a number of grass and hard standing car parks on site.


Haynes Motorcycle Museum