There’s always a good variety of machinery on offer at Brightwells and its March sale is no exception. Here are some highlights

Bidding is underway in Brightwells’ latest online auction that ends from 2.01pm on Thursday, March 27. Some key standouts include a 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i estimated at £14,500–15,000 and a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera at £38,000–42,000.

As ever, there’s a good selection of Land Rovers, ranging from an appealing 1970 Series 2a running a Discovery 200Tdi engine and axles, a tidy Series 2 petrol at an affordable £5500–6500 and a comprehensively rebuilt Series 2 at £15,000–17,000. Our favourite though has to be the 1960 Series 2 recovery truck, complete with manually operated crane and estimated at £12,000–14,000. A less utilitarian product of the 1960s Rover company though is the 1964 P4, in six-cylinder, 100mph ‘100’ guise.

Meanwhile, challenging the Land Rovers for functional fun is the 1979 Citroën Méhari at £10,000–12,000, which makes a compelling alternative to the Fiat 500F at £8000–10,000. Meanwhile, sun worshippers might also be keen on the pair of Jensen Interceptor convertibles in the sale. Both from the same estate, they’ve returned from the USA and are estimated at anywhere between £6000 and £12,000.

More traditional fare includes one of the last chrome-bumpered MGB V8s at £15,000–18,000, with an ex-New York 1969 MGC roadster project at £4500–5500, a tidy ready-to-go ’73 MGB at £6750–7750 and a chrome-converted ’78 roadster offered with no reserve. Alongside, Triumph fans are catered for with a nicely restored 1960 TR3A at £22,000–24,000, and Morris Minor buffs will be intrigued by the chance to acquire a barn find pickup at an estimated £6000–7000. Enthusiasts of classic Vauxhalls needn’t miss out either, with a 1962 Victor VX4/90 guided at £4500–6500.

Returning from the previous sale are also the compelling rarity of the Ferrari-engined Lancia Thema 8.32 at £8000–9000, and an impressively pristine Datsun 280ZX at £16,500–18,500.

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