George Beale joins Charterhouse team


Sherborne-based Charterhouse Auctioneers has announced that George Beale has joined their classic and vintage motorcycle and car department.

“Contrary to common belief George has not retired but has joined Charterhouse!” commented Matthew Whitney.

“He has a lifetime of experience during which time he has consigned five of the top 25 motorcycles auctioned in the world for clients and holds the highest price for a client’s Brough Superior SS100 sold at auction.”

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George has always been a competitor whether on two wheels or on four. His motorsport career started in 1965 when he competed in motorcycle trials and scrambles and continues today – he was a class winner in the 2018 Gordon Bennett Classic Car Rally.

In between, he started restoring and collecting motorcycles in 1970, became a Yamaha dealer 1976-81, owned the biggest private motorcycle racing team 1978-81, competed in the Mille Miglia in 2010 and was sales director at H&H Classic Auctions 2005-18.

From left: Charterhouse’s Richard Bromell (director), George Beale and Matthew Whitney (head of classic cars and motorcycles) with a 1956 BSA Gold Star entered into the IoM Classic TT motorcycle auction on August 30, £20,000-25,000.

George can be contacted on 07808 159149 or via email on [email protected] and the Charterhouse team of specialists are at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS, 01935 812277,

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