Brightwells Auctioneers

  • BRIGHTWELLS SEPTEMBER SALE PREVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS SEPTEMBER SALE PREVIEW

    Matt Bell on 27th August 2019

    We look ahead to Brightwells' September sale as it pulls together a vast variety of cars spanning almost 100 years ready for the September 4 auction date.

  • BRIGHTWELLS MAY SALE REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS MAY SALE REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 23rd May 2019

    With an impressive 213 lots, the latest Brightwells sale was a lengthy affair but the catalogue included something for everyone, whatever their taste in old cars.

  • BRIGHTWELLS NOVEMBER REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS NOVEMBER REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 13th December 2018

    Brightwells’ latest classic and vintage sale took place at its Leominster base on November 28, with everything from affordable sub-£2500 bargains to a £50,000-plus Ferrari 355 amongst the 140 lots. And with an age spectrum ranging from a c1900 horseless carriage to a 2008 BMW, there was something to suit all preferences.

  • BRIGHTWELLS NOVEMBER PREVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS NOVEMBER PREVIEW

    Matt Bell on 22nd November 2018

    A pre-sale viewing at Brightwells is always a great morning out of the office and at the time of writing the big sheds at its Herefordshire base were filling up fast with an intriguing mixture of traditional and more modern classics.

  • ROAD TEST – 1971 VANDEN PLAS PRINCESS

    ROAD TEST – 1971 VANDEN PLAS PRINCESS

    Matt Bell on 20th November 2018

    Group Editor Paul Wager road tests and reviews a recently restored 1971 Vanden Plas Princess on sale with Brightwells auction house.

  • BRIGHTWELLS OCTOBER REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS OCTOBER REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 8th November 2018

    The massive ex-RAF hangars of Bicester Heritage lend themselves well to a classic car auction, with plenty of space and natural light to pore over the vehicles on offer. And in this case, the selection assembled by Brightwells was superbly diverse.

  • BRIGHTWELLS AUCTIONS SEPTEMBER REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS AUCTIONS SEPTEMBER REVIEW

    Glenn Rowswell on 18th October 2018

    Brightwells’ latest classic car sale took place at its Leominster base on September 26, with a wide variety of cars passing under the hammer on what turned out to be a gloriously sunny day...

  • BRIGHTWELLS AUCTIONS MAY REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS AUCTIONS MAY REVIEW

    Glenn Rowswell on 31st May 2018

    The Brightwells team were back at their traditional Leominster base for the May 16 sale, with a real variety of classics both traditional and modern. With a packed saleroom which at times had the auctioneer asking the assembled throng to “settle down, ladies and gentlemen,” the 174 lots in the catalogue were despatched efficiently...

  • BRIGHTWELLS MARCH AUCTION REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS MARCH AUCTION REVIEW

    Glenn Rowswell on 28th March 2018

    In many ways, this was one of the most unusual sales for a while and as a result was simply fascinating. For readers unaware of the background to this particular collection, the story goes that multi-millionaire dentist James Hull amassed a huge collection of classics which was later acquired by Jaguar Land Rover...

  • BRIGHTWELLS MARCH AUCTION REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS MARCH AUCTION REVIEW

    Glenn Rowswell on 15th March 2018

    The fact that much of the country had ground to a halt under a heavy snowfall just a few days earlier didn’t deter customers at Brightwells’ first traditional classics sale of the spring. As ever, lots ranged from some exotic to basket case restoration projects with a great choice of mid-priced classics offering something for every budget...

  • BRIGHTWELLS MARCH AUCTION PREVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS MARCH AUCTION PREVIEW

    Glenn Rowswell on 2nd March 2018

    Wednesday March 7th sees a welcome return to the auction circuit for Brightwells Auction with their first sale of 2018 at the usual venue of Bicester Heritage; a business campus dedicated to historic motoring, based at the UK’s best-preserved WW2 RAF bomber station – the former RAF Bicester...

  • BRIGHTWELLS AUCTIONS REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS AUCTIONS REVIEW

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st December 2017

    A home market 1963 Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 Roadster with a Coopercraft brake upgrade headed the final Brightwells classic sale of the season at their Leominster HQ with a well over guide price £73,150 paid by one of 77 successful bidders for the 143 cars in the catalogue who paid more than £1m even before any post-sale deals had been concluded...

  • BRIGHTWELLS MODERN CLASSICS AUCTION REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS MODERN CLASSICS AUCTION REVIEW

    Glenn Rowswell on 24th November 2017

    As the 2017 season draws to a close, there has been no shortage of Brightwells sales catering for older classics at Bicester Heritage just off the M40 corridor in Oxfordshire and fixtures for both traditional and more contemporary classics at their auctions HQ at Leominster in Welsh border country, where the latest Drive Through for ‘Moderns’ took place...