British Classic Motorcycles Go Under The Hammer In February

1930 Triumph CSD 500cc £3,000-5,000*

Classic motorcycle collectors can look forward to the New Year with some excitement as a collection of British classic motorcycles from the 1930’s to the 1950’s, estimated to sell for up to £30,000 have been unearthed by Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne.

The ‘famous five’ have all been entered into the February 4th classic motorcycle auction, where they will accompany a strong two-wheel line up.

Matthew Whitney, head of the classic car and motorcycle department and associate director of Charterhouse auctioneers said:
“There is something exciting about digging motorcycles out of a barn which have been sitting there for years.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Most are complete but will require some recommissioning work before they are put back on the road, others need a wipe over with an oily rag, and some are full blown restoration projects.”

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Somerset Barn

There are seven motorcycles which Charterhouse have dragged out of the Somerset barn. The earliest is a 1930 Triumph CSD 500cc motorcycle which is closely followed by a 1935 Cotton with a Jap 500cc engine, both are estimated at £3,000-5,000*.

Amongst the post-war period there are a 1949 Scott Flying Squirrel, a 1952 Ariel Square Four and a 1957 Norton Model 50 with funky looking ape hanger handlebars.

Further Entries

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their busy programme of specialist auctions in the New Year which include pictures, books, Beswick and automobilia on 19th January, with classic motorcycles on 4th February and classic cars on 11th February and a specialist auction of Chinese, Japanese & Asian art in April.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit throughout the West Country please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email motorcycles for valuation at

Classic Motorcycle
1930 Triumph CSD 500cc £3,000-5,000*
Classic Motorcycle
1935 Cotton with a Jap 500cc engine £3,000-5,000*
Classic Motorcycle
1949 Scott Flying Squirrel £5,000-6,000*
Classic Motorcycle
1952 Ariel Square Four £3,000-4,000*
Classic Motorcycle
957 Norton Model 50 with ape hanger handlebars £1,300-1,500*

*plus 13.2 buyers premium inc VAT

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