2nd May, 2024 13:30

Classic Cars & Vehicles

Lot 3


1938 Alvis Speed 25 SC Charlesworth Saloon, reg. no. DRW 91

1938 Alvis Speed 25 SC Charlesworth Saloon, reg. no. DRW 914 (to be applied for), chassis 14858, engine 19591. This very attractive Alvis restoration project was bought by the vendor along with his brother in the early 1970s. They drove it home and decided to undertake its restoration between them. Apart from fitting new valve springs the engine ran well and they decided to leave it alone apart from regularly turning it over and putting oil peridocically down the bores. The coachbuilt Charlesworth body however had suffered and therefore it was removed from the chassis, de-panelled and had a new ash frame and subsequently re-panelled and painted in primer. In the meantime the chassis was blasted and repainted, all the suspension was re-built including new kingpins and the brakes were re-built. The radiator was cleaned and some new chrome work was undertaken. The owner stripped the car himself in the garage where the car has been on blocks since the 1970s and is confident that all there are no parts missing although it cannot be guaranteed. Although there is still a lot of work to be done including re-wiring, paint and trim work this is a rare and rewarding project. The car is known to the Alvis Owners Club archivist who has confirmed that it is an ex-works car and even supplied some photographs of it taken in the 1960s. He can also assist in getting back the original registration from the DVLA which is also confirmed by the original factory documents they hold. A fabulous and desirable car worthy of being finished and enjoyed. (Subject to 12% buyers premium inclusive of VAT)

Sold for £8,200


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For clients unable or not wishing to attend our sale we are happy to accept absentee bids. Absentee bids can either be left in person with our office team, phoned or emailed to us. We simply require lot numbers and descriptions and the maximum bid which you wish to leave. Absentee bids are then transferred to our auction pages and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf. If the lot can be purchased at a lower price than your maximum bid our auctioneers will always endeavour to work in your interest to purchase the lot for you as cheaply as other bids will allow. If the same bid is left by two people on a lot we will precedence to the bidder who leaves the bid first. 

We are happy to provide condition reports for online and absentee bidders and to supply additional photographs on any lot. We ask that condition report requests are submitted at least 24 hours prior to the sale. (Whilst every care is taken to give an accurate condition report, we accept no responsibility for any omissions or errors in our reports. It is the buyer’s responsibility to view the lots and satisfy themselves as to their condition.)


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Telephone bids must be booked by 4pm the day before the sale but can be arranged earlier, we have limited lines and certain lots can be over-subscribed for phone bidding, in such instances we conduct a first come, first served basis and we encourage clients to book well in advance or risk being disappointed.

Auction: Classic Cars & Vehicles, 2nd May, 2024


I am pleased to share with you the details of our forthcoming classic car and vehicle auction. The sale takes place on Thursday 2nd May at 1:30pm, with pre sale viewing available by appointment.

The sale comprises 15 vehicles, with everything from a wonderful 1938 Alvis Speed 25 project car to an utterly charming children’s size horse drawn gypsy caravan available. There are plenty of interesting vehicles available including a 1974 Mini which has has just 1 owner from new, an excellent value 1990 Bentley Mulsanne S saloon and a rare to find 1988 Toyota Camry. Viewing for the sale is highly recommend and I look forward to showing you all the vehicles we have on offer. 



Presale viewing strictly by appointment, please contact our office to book an appointment.

Saturday 27th April 10am - 12pm

Wednesday 1st May 10am - 4pm

Day of sale (Thursday 2nd May) from 9.30am - 11am

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