THE Charterhouse auction of classic motorcycles and cars on Sunday, June 17 includes a single owner collection of barn stored motorcycles. Incorporated into the Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show, held at the Royal Bath & West Showground on June 16-17, this auction is set to feature a range of two and four-wheeled machines that will appeal to many.


“The collection certainly puts a slant on the term barn fresh!” Commented Matthew Whitney, Head of Classic Cars and Motorcycles at Charterhouse Auctioneers. “The owner has over the past few decades bought, rode and then put in the barn dozens of motorcycles and has decided it is now the time to have a sort out and free up some more space.”

circa 1964 Triumph Tiger Cub trials special

circa 1970 Greeves Griffon

circa 1978-79 Honda 400-Four

There are nearly 30 motorcycles being sold from this collection which is expected to sell for up to £20,000. Needing restoration, they are all under decades of dust and will offer a great opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to choose a project to keep them busy over the winter months.

Honda SS 50

Motorcycles in the collection include a Yamaha FS1E £800-1,200, a Honda SS50 £400-600*, a Cotton Cougar trials £800-1,200*, a Greeves Griffin £1,500-1,800*, a Honda 400 Four £1,400-1,600*, a Matchless 250cc £500-700*, and a Triumph Tiger Cub trials special £800-1,200* (*plus 13.2% buyer’s premium (inc VAT)).

1960s Cotton Cougar

1965 Matchless

1977 Yamaha FS1E


For further information regarding this auction, or enter a classic or vintage motorcycle into the Netley Marsh Motorcycle Auction on September 1, contact Matthew Whitney or Naomi Grabham at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email


Tickets for the event can either be purchased in advance or on the day. Advance tickets incur a £3 saving on the gate price, and can be purchased here. Viewing of the lots in the auction is free on Saturday, but a catalogue will need to be purchased to enter the auction on Sunday, costing £10 for two people.