Classic Car Auction at Brightwell’s on April 11, 2018
Brightwell’s held a classic car auction in Bicester on 11 April, 2018. Supercarsandclassics.com is happy to share a few of the highlights of this auction of classic cars.
If you’d like to see results for the entire auction, here’s the link: https://www.brightwells.com/classic-motoring/bicester-classic-vintage/bicester-classic-vintage-april-2018/catalogue-11th-april/.
One reason you might be interested in checking out these results, apart from curiosity, is that it is possible to purchase any of the unsold lots that capture your interest.
A bright red 1933 Alvis Speed 20 SA Vanden Plas Sports Tourer sold for £79,520. This beauty was restored in 2006, with its engine rebuilt by Milford Engineering. Milford upgraded the engine to deliver 100 bhp, and supplied new pistons, liners and valves.
A British racing green 1960 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 went under the hammer for £28,224. This Jaguar was one of the first MK2s delivered. It was restored in 1992, and the engine was rebuilt in 1998, although it now has a 3.8 engine, assumed to have come from a Jaguar MK10. This Jaguar also has an upgraded Getrag 5 speed manual gearbox.
A beautiful red 1984 Morgan 4/4/ tourer 2-seater was knocked down for £12,880. This Morgan has the Ford CVH engine, and a five-speed gearbox – the first time that a Morgan had such a gearbox. The chassis was restored in 2015 and the cylinder head was rebuilt about the same time. The car needed a bit of fixing up, but that’s why it went under the hammer at such an inexpensive price.
A 1930 Morgan Super Sports 3-wheeler when t under the hammer for £34,720. 3-wheelers were quite popular during the 1930s, with a twin cylinder engine that provided plenty of power. This car was rebuilt in June 2004 and given a new paint job, British racing green. In storage for the last 8 years, it would need a bit of work before being run on the roads.