Classic Van Auction Talk

Saturday 18 July 2015

1963 GLAS GOGGOMOBIL TS250 - Charterhouse Auctions

July 19th 2015
Vintage and Classic Car Auction 
viewing time as 10am, with the auction as 1.30pm Location: Classics at the Castle, Sherborne Castle, New Rd, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR



A 1963 Glas Goggomobil TS250 coupé, registration number GSJ 115, chassis number 02165122, grey over cream. Using the same platform chassis and mechanics as the Goggomobil T-Series saloons, the coupé was introduced by German Agricultural Machinery and Scooter Manufacturers Glas, in 1956, and its popularity prompted a thirteen year production run of these diminutive two-stroke motor cars. This pretty micro car was restored and repainted around seven years ago, since when it was acquired by a retired motorcycle restorer to add to his collection of classic German motorcars. During his ownership, the car has been significantly fettled to include all new chrome, rebuilt steering and brake systems and general detailing. Very rare today, this little coupé is believed to be one of the best examples in the UK, comes with an original workshop manual, handbook, spares and catalogue. V5C, no MOT

A little micro car, with just a 250cc engine is part of the large Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars totalling £1,000,000 going under the hammer at their auction at Sherborne Castle in conjunction with the Classics at the Castle Car Show on Sunday 19th July.

“We have some fabulous entries into this specialist auction.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “However, for me it is the cheeky little Goggomobil which has put a smile on my face. Looking at a photograph of the car, you do not realise how diminutive it is. Despite its somewhat sporty pretences, it has a tiny 247cc two stroke engine with 13.6 hp propelling the car, when new, to a claimed top speed of 47mph. Needless to say, the sales brochures could not publicise a 0-60mph time!”

With nearly 70 classic and vintage cars entered into the auction there is plenty to choose from. Cars are estimated from just £1,000 up to £140,000 and there are restoration vehicles through to concours classics in just about every colour under the rainbow.

Viewing for the auction, being held in a marquee in the grounds of Sherborne Castle, is on Sunday 19th July from 10.00am, with the auction starting at 1.30pm. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers or you can look through the million pound worth of lovely lots on or bid live on the internet during the sale on


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