Following the recent shock announcement that Philip Bashall was shutting Dunsfold DLR to allow him to concentrate on the Dunsfold Collection, there has been speculation on what would happen with the massive stocks of parts the company holds.
The secondhand Series I parts went to Jon Holmes at Cross Channel Classics, but the new parts – including significant batches of hard-to-get old-stock items – are being put up for tender in sealed-bid auctions.
The auctions are being listed on a specific Dunsfold auction page and more will be uploaded through the year, with the batches tending to be vehicle specific.
The first tranche have been uploaded and include batches of parts for Discovery 2, 101 Forward Control, Range Rover P38, Lightweight, Freelander, Discovery 3, and more.
The Lots have a list of parts included and also a 'list' value of the total – so the Lightweight parts in Lot 009 have a retail value of £37,219 (+VAT), but the minimum bid is just £2500 (+VAT).
Being a sealed bid tender, you say what you are prepared to pay, and if your bid is the highest, you pay that amount – and don't forget to add VAT to the total.
Lots will be added throughout the year, so keep checking the Dunsfold DLR website for the latest batches.