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Dorset-based auctioneers Charterhouse is set to hold an exciting auction full of intriguing machines at the Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show.

The show, which will take place on the weekend of February 7-8, 2015 at the Royal Bath and West showground in Shepton Mallet, is already anticipated to attract large crowds as classic motorcycles have recently undergone a significant rise in popularity.

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Nick Mowbray, exhibition manager, said: “Whether it’s increased exposure on TV through, among others, the Motorbike Show, or classy advertising campaigns, classic bikes are in vogue right now and they are being bought and sold in big numbers.”

Charterhouse has already confirmed some of the lots which will go to auction, including a 1961 Velocette Venom and a 1987 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Trike. The cut-off point for consignments to the Bristol show auction is January 20. There’s an entry fee of £60 plus VAT per motorcycle, which this includes photographs for the website and catalogue etc. If the motorcycle sells, there’s than a six per cent (plus VAT) commission payable on the hammer price, though Charterhouse are prepared to negotiate with those interested in consigning collections.

Anyone interested in selling at the auction should contact Matthew Whitney at mw@charterhouse-auction.com or by calling 01935 812277. Further auction details, including previews of lots, can be found at www.charterhouse-motorcycle.blogspot.co.uk

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