SWVA is set to get its 2024 auction schedule off to a flying start with its first sale of the year on February 1

South Western Vehicle Auctions (SWVA) is all change for 2024; not only does it have a smart new logo, but it’s also moved to a new premises. After being at its original location since 1971, the firm is now based a short drive away at Holton Heath Trading Park, to the west of Poole. What hasn’t changed are the four classic sales per year – and the first gets underway on February 1 with the usual mix of projects, traditional models and eye-catching rarities.

The headliner is arguably a sub-45,000-mile Aston Martin Virage dating from 1990 that’s estimated at £23,000-£26,000, but at the other end of the scale there are several restoration candidates. A 1972 Triumph GT6 in need of skilled resurrection is guided at just £800-£1200, and £2500-£3500 is expected to secure a 1973 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper. Elsewhere, a 1993 Range Rover 4.2 LSE in need of some TLC is temptingly offered without reserve, as is 1935 Austin 7 Pearl Cabriolet project, and another Austin 7 in the shape of a 1931 Chummy that’s been dry stored for the last couple of years.

Other pre-war entries include a 1933 Alvis Firefly 12 Saloon in very good condition despite currently being a non-runner, which is estimated at £10,000-£12,000. A 1939 Standard 10 Flying Saloon, meanwhile, is guided at £2500-£3500 and is part of a three-car collection from the same vendor – the others being a 1962 ‘P4’ Rover 100 and a charming 1964 Austin A35 van.

Traditional British sports cars will also play their part. A 1963 Triumph TR3A in smart navy blue is estimated at £17,000-£18,000, while £12,500-£15,000 is predicted to be enough to net a 1972 TR6. You’ll also find a Tartan Red 1967 MGB roadster, plus a couple of GTs – one a 1974 car, the other a very tidy rubber-bumper example from 1978. For Mini fans, a 1998 Cooper Sport in rare Volcano orange could be yours for an estimated £8500-£9500.

Prestige sporting models include a 2.8-litre BMW Z3 from 2000, a 1998 Mercedes SLK 230 and a 996-generation Porsche 911 Carrera 4 S, the latter guided at £14,000-£16,000. And for fans of classics Fords, a period-modified Anglia 105E appears alongside a 1966 Anglia 1200 Super, a 1968 Cortina 1600E and a 1977 Mk1 Granada 3.0 Ghia. In addition, our own 1987 Orion 1.6 GL joins another low-mileage Festival of the Unexceptional contender in the shape of a 36,899-mile Vauxhall Nova Merit with no reserve.

For the full catalogue, head to www.swva.co.uk