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