Huge variety and plenty of temptation – it can only be another WB & Sons auction. Here are some highlights of the upcoming July 15 sale

Words: Jeff Ruggles

Whether you fancy a late Reliant Robin, Ford Transit ice cream van or twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo, the breadth of choice at WB & Sons next sale on July 15 means there’s something for everyone.

Fortunately, there’s a plethora of interesting cars between these two extremes – particularly if you’re after a Blue Oval. Older models include a 1961 Consul Deluxe that could make £15,000, as well as a smart Mk2 Ford Cortina GT that’s estimated at £8000-£10,000 and a Mk1 Capri race car that could break the £20,000 barrier.

However, it’s the ’80s and ’90s models that may well grab the headlines. A 1987 Fiesta XR2 said to be in stunning condition is estimated at £15,000-£20,000, with a 1986 example also offered with a more modest £10,000-£14,000 guide. The top performer could be a 1991 Mk3 Fiesta RS Turbo though – WB’s last example sold for almost £25,000, but £18,000-£22,000 is expected to be enough to take this one home. If you don’t mind a little more work, a 1988 Escort RS Turbo is estimated at a rather lighter £7000-£8000.

Other performance cars in the sale include a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX wagon and a 2006 Legacy Spec B, along with a 1994 993-generation Porsche 911 and a 2007 Aston Martin Vantage. Meanwhile, a 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo is expected to sell for £24,000-£28,000, but the Lotus influence doesn’t end there – there’s a rare example of a Proton Satria GTi, a model that was fettled by Hethel. The 1999 example is estimated at £2500-£3000.

Traditional Brits feature strongly too, with stunning examples of the FC Vauxhall Victor estate and Wolseley 1500 joining various MGBs and a Morris Minor with just 190 miles on the odometer. And elsewhere, there are several European icons. A 1969 Fiat 500 Giardiniera is joined by a late X1/9, with Citroën well represented by a 1977 2CV van and another deux chevaux that dates from 1987 – this time a 2CV6 Special. You’ll also find a 1990 Trabant 601 S, estimated at £3000-£3500.

With over 100 lots listed at the time of writing, this looks set to be another bust sale. For the full catalogue, see