Brightwells

Pun­ters turn out in force for a big sale that had a bit of ev­ery­thing, from a sorry Lagonda to a low-miles XJ6

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

More than 130 cars of all ages and in all con­di­tions made up one of the year’s most in­ter­est­ing sales – and a bumper crowd con­verged on the Here­ford­shire venue to en­joy it.

The usual se­lec­tion of Land Rovers and MGBs/Mid­gets was to be ex­pected, but the typ­i­cally Brightwells’ wild­cards were played in the form of a 1938 Lagonda LG45 in need of com­plete restora­tion sa­loon and, for those look­ing for some­thing of sim­i­lar pedi­gree and age but ready to get in and en­joy, a 1939 Sun­beam-Tal­bot four-litre sports sa­loon.

The lat­ter was parked close to a 3700-miles-from-new Bent­ley Mul­sanne Turbo (which, dis­ap­point­ingly, wasn’t quite as pleas­ing as that mileage might have sug­gested) and also rub­bing shoul­ders with a de­light­ful MG ZB Mag­nette. A 1977 Mini 1000 and a 1975 Jaguar XJ6L 4.2 ad­e­quately catered for those who like to look out for ’70s Bri­tish Ley­land of­fer­ing.

Other de­lights in­cluded a fine 1966 Jaguar E-type Coupé that just crept past the £100,000-mark and a Rover 3.5 Coupé pre­pared for long-dis­tance ral­lies that must have made the buyer smile when the ham­mer fell at a mod­est-look­ing £7920.

Brightwells’ next sale is on Thurs­day 19 Oc­to­ber for its Mod­ern Clas­sics of­fer­ing, and then at Bices­ter Her­itage on 25 Oc­to­ber.

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