Dee Atkinson & Harrison had another successful Classic Car and Motorcycle auction at Sledmere House on the 4th November. The venue was packed with potential bidders and people coming to see how the sale went; the café reported record sales of their excellent bacon rolls!
In the motorcycle section the undoubted highlight was ex-racer from Driffield, Ben Nobles 1960 350 cc Manx Norton. This had everything going for it to be sold by auction. A great race history from 1960 until it was laid up in 1996, it was unrestored, it came with a huge history file of all of Ben’s races, his race leathers, helmets and Ben was there! We had interest from all over the country and eventually the sensible estimate of £15,000/20,000 was left behind as multiple bidders took the price to £31,360. We were delighted to be able to announce that ex Formula 3 TT World Champion, John Kidson, was there on behalf of the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust to buy it for the Isle of Man museum in Douglas, so it can now be displayed for all to see.
Other very pleasing results were a 1960 BSA Goldstar 500 cc that made £16,800 (pictured below), a Seely 500 cc replica at £8,900, a 1987 Honda RC30 at £18,480 (pictured above)
and two barn finds, a 1939 BSA B21 at £5,380 and a 1936 BSA W6 at £3,470 (pictured below).
Highlights from the automobilia section were a Louis Vuitton suitcase at £770 (pictured below), a Gargoyle porcelain enamel sign at £295 and a Tri-ang child’s pedal car at £330.
The car section had a good selection of barn find classics, all in need of various degrees of restoration, led by a 1947 Rover P2 16, last driven in 1975 and stored in a garage ever since, it was basically all there and was hotly contested far beyond the tempting estimate of £600/800 to £3,810.
There was interest from as far away as Cyprus and Canada but eventually it was sold to a buyer from Oakham in Leicestershire.
One for the brave restorer was a 1962 Sunbeam Alpine Series II, in very poor condition having been dismantled and partially restored 20 years ago, we found one from York at £730. Two local Hull cars, a 1959 Hillman Minx and a 1959 Morris Minor, both again in poor condition were well contested to £1,120 and £985.
All prices are inclusive of the 10% buyer’s premium plus VAT. The next auction will be held on the 3rd March 2018 and if you have anything you would to enter please contact Andy Spicer on 01377 253151 to discuss the matter.