Brightwells classic auctions are coming thick and fast in 2024 and its March sale saw numerous standout cars sell for impressive figures

Sports cars were unquestionably the theme of the day, headlined by the 1988 Porsche 911 930 Turbo that was straight off a 1980s bedroom wall, looked great in black-over-black and sold for £68,432.

Somewhat humbler was a smart 1973 MGB roadster with a tasteful white-over-blue colour combination that sold for £7056, with a later 1980 LE roadster defying expectations to sell for an even heftier £9078, and a 1974 example of the meatier MGB V8 going for £16,800.

Elsewhere, a 1989 TVR S2 offered a left-field classic sports car experience for the princely sum of £6692, while someone fancying something more minimalist gave the 1999 Caterham Super Seven a new home for £10,080. Staying with Brits, a late 1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 looked great in Pageant Blue, and thanks to its excellent condition and low 56,000-miles, sold for £6496. In addition, a 1967 Austin-Healey Sprite looked like a project with great potential for £2470.

Numerous charming 1960s classics found favour too, with a lovely 1968 Fiat 500F fetching £10,080. An example of its far rarer Fiat 600 big brother dating from 1960 presented extremely well thanks to starting life in Italy and sold for £3662, and a 1961 Ford Squire offered a capacious 100E experience for £6270.

Editor Jeff was fond of the 1962 Morris Mini DeLuxe in Island Blue with English White roof, which presented beautifully following recent restoration and had been converted to Cooper S spec with a rebuilt 1275cc engine. Combine that with a fresh interior, numerous new-old stock BMC parts and a practical unleaded head conversion, and we weren’t surprised to see it fetch £17,360.

There were projects in abundance – unbelievably not one, but two of the 500 Jensen Interceptor Convertibles were in the sale. Both left-hand drive and sold from a deceased estate following import, a Copper Brown car heralding from Illinois sold for £13,440, while a resprayed bright red car that had originated in Florida fetched £10,304.

Decidedly patinated following barn storage, a 1967 Morris Minor 1000 Pick-Up was ripe for sympathetic restoration – the vendor apparently insisting that it was left dusty – and earned a winning bid of £6720. Finally, a 1969 MGC roadster also heralded from America and was unquestionably a restoration project for the brave, but still sold for £3650.

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