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Your next project could be at Brightwells

Our favourite of the cars in need of lots of TLC is a BMW 3.0 CSL Coupe (E9). With plainly visible rust holes, the bodywork needs lots of attention, but the engine is said to run and the interior looks tired but fairly complete with the correct sports seats and headrests.

The 1973 car is one of the last RHD models produced, and it appears to have spent much of its life in storage. It is offered with no reserve price.

Also up for grabs at Brightwells’ 26 November sale is a 1959 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite Mk1. The 1959 car, although tatty, looks largely complete, including hard to find items like dash instruments. The estimate is just £2,500-£3,000.

A car that looks to require more work, but is equally tempting is a 1958 Triumph TR3A. This LHD barn find was imported from California earlier this year, so it should be relatively rust free. However, the interior definitely needs a retrim. With an estimate is £7,500 to £9,500, which makes it sound like a bargain compared with the restored TR3A in the same sale that’s estimated at £16,000-£20,000.

More on this…

  • View all Brightwells’ past auction results
  • Check out the values of the most popular models 

By Claire Evans

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