Brightwells served up its usual array of interesting classics at its latest auction. Here’s some of what went under the hammer

The June classic auction at Brightwells was notable for having something of a Triumph flavour, the lots including both a 14,800-mile Dolomite and one of the nicest TR6s we’ve seen for a while. In the event, the Dolomite was bid up to £5000 in the sale against a £6000-£8000 estimate, while the TR6 attracted no less than 20 bids, the final winning one being £36,000. That’s big money for a BL-era Triumph and was closely followed by a really tidy-looking Stag with the less common manual box which made £21,755 against a £14,000-£18,000 estimate.

More ’70s fare included a 1974 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van, relatively rare in right-hand drive which made £8300 against its £8000 lower estimate, while a 1976-registered Cabron Bugatti Type 35 replica made an impressive £23,000 against a £6000-£8000 estimate and a cheeky-looking 1977 Fiat X1/9 sold for £4000.

Another ’70s contender looking like as if it came from an entirely different age was the Series 3 Land Rover, updated using modern Defender parts which sold for £4550 against a £4000 lower estimate.

As we went to press the Online Garage sale containing the modern classics and was still in full swing and you’ll find the results from both sales at