Classic TT Auctions for Charterhouse

The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Enterprise has signed an agreement with Charterhouse Auctioneers in Dorset to be an official partner of the Classic TT Races, presented by Bennetts.

The partnership includes Charterhouse running an auction of historic, vintage and classic motorcycles at the Classic TT races from 2020.

The first auction is scheduled to take place during the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2020 in a specially constructed venue in the Classic TT Paddock in Nobles Park, and will be open to live and internet bidders.

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The diminutive jewel-like 1962 Kreidler Van Veen 49cc road racer.

Astoundingly, several motorcycles have already been consigned for the inaugural Classic TT Auction in 2020, including Mick Grant’s Kawasaki KR750 that the Yorkshireman rode in 1977 at the Isle of Man TT, setting a new lap record of 112.77mph and clocking an astounding speed of 191mph on the run down from the Creg to Brandish!

Having been in Mick’s ownership since 1978, this historic green meanie is estimated at £200,000-220,000.

Read more and view more images in the October 2019 issue of OBM – on sale now!

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