A great selection of classics are set to go under the hammer at WB & Sons’ June 8 sale in Newcastle. Here are our highlights

A WB & Sons auction guaranteed to turn up all manner of rare, interesting and unusual classic curios, and the June 8 auction is no exception. British sports cars are on offer in abundance, with the 1976 Triumph TR7 a rarer fixed-head coupe model in seemingly excellent condition, with just 37,000 miles to its name and a large history file to back it up – it could be yours for an estimated £5000–6000.

Those preferring wind in their hair might fancy the 1977 MGB roadster, which proves that the rubber bumpers have come of age as a style of their own, and could prove great value with a guide price of £2000–3000. The 1967 Triumph Spitfire is a very late Mk2 example and looks in honest condition, earning it a £3000–4000 guide, while its 1969 Vitesse stablemate offers a lovely straight-six soundtrack in the same chassis for an estimated £4500–6500.

There are Mk2 Ford Escorts aplenty, starting with a 1975 Ghia that presents extremely well in white with a vinyl roof and is estimated at £11,000–13,000, while a 1979 two-door 1600 Sport heralds from South Africa and, although not currently running ,could be the basis for a great restoration at an estimated £6000–7000.

The standout Mk2 in the sale, however, is WB’s own 1977 van, which was recently fully-resprayed to an excellent standard and sports lowered suspension and well-suited JBW wheels. Under the bonnet, a tuned RS2000 engine gives this white van 200bhp, combining with the superb overall condition to earn it a £24,000–26,000 guide price. If you prefer your RS2000 as a Mk1 Escort, however, there’s also an Olympic Blue 1975 car in the sale with a tuned engine and £28,000–32,000 estimate.

If you fancy getting stuck into a project, there are some very interesting options: a 1964 Volvo Amazon P120 will unquestionably need some love given the lack of front axle or chromework, but plenty of parts are included and it’s a rare Amazon restoration project opportunity offered without reserve.

Next comes an even rarer 1981 Mazda SA RX-7 which has been in storage for some years and according to the vendor, will only need a (supplied) start motor to come back to life – a potential bargain with its lack of reserve, while a 1977 Volkswagen T2 Westfalia Camper heralds from South Africa and sports the unusual automatic gearbox. In need of some bodywork and currently not running, it’s estimated at £4000–5000.

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