WB & Sons will round off 2022 with another dazzling line-up of classics when it hosts its final auction of the year on December 10
The catalogue for WB’s next sale was still building at the time of writing, but already featured plenty of intriguing lots, especially for Blue Oval fans.
The wide range of Fords includes several from the 1980s, with an early W-reg Escort XR3 in special-order black set to make as much as £20,000, and a later XR3i from 1983 estimated at £12,000-£15,000. You’ll also find a late Capri 2.8 Injection Special guided at a sensible £8000-£12,000, and as much as £25,000 could change hands for a 1981 3.0 S fitted with a genuine X-Pack body kit and a bored-out 3.1-litre Essex V6. Completing the ’80s sextet, meanwhile, are a 1987 Fiesta XR2 replica and a 1983 Sierra XR4i.
Older Fords include a 1972 Mk3 Cortina 1600 in rare two-door guise, plus a 1970 Mk4 Zodiac resplendent in gold. A 1951 F100 panel van guided at £10,000-£14,000 and a 1965 Mustang 289 ‘A-code’ hardtop estimated at £22,000-£26,000 add a Stateside flavour; and should you want a newer model, there’s a 1999 Cougar with just 42,000 miles and a bright yellow Escort Cabriolet dating from 1995.
Rather more utilitarian is what could be the best Series 3 Land Rover on the market, while further British icons include a 1995 Mini Cooper Monte Carlo LE imported from Japan, a 1970 Vanden Plas Princess 1300, and a 1969 Lotus Elan +2 that’s in need of an engine but is otherwise very tidy. You’ll also find MGB GT Jubilee and Jensen-Healey projects, plus a lovely 1966 Triumph Vitesse Convertible showing just 34,000 miles.
German models feature strongly too, with a couple of Mk1 VW Golf Cabriolets, a Mk5 Golf R32, a 1999 BMW Z3 1.9 and no fewer than 11 Mercedes, including a 1978 450 SL, a later R129 SL320-24 and a lovely W202 C180 from 1994 that’s covered only 39,000 miles. Upping the pace are two Porsche Boxter S and an early Cayman, while those wanting a Continental winter project can chose between a Citroën ID from 1964 and a 1947 Traction Avant.
With other lots including a Hudson Terraplane and whole host of Raleigh Choppers, there’s something for everyone. See the WB & Sons website for the full catalogue.