WB & Sons’ second sale of 2023 takes place on Saturday, March 11 with over 120 lots set to go under the hammer at the firm’s Newcastle base
There’s great variety on offer at the next WB & Sons sale, with everything from commercials to track day stars. A strong quota of traditional classics includes a quartet of smart Triumphs; a 1970 Spitfire Mk3 in need of a little TLC carries an alluring £3000–4000 estimate, with a 1975 1500 in green guided at £5000–7000.
You’ll also find a very smart Triumph TR4A IRS dating from 1965 at an estimated £12,000–15,000, while a 1975 TR6 described as probably the best on the market could go for as much as £22,000. In addition, you’ll find some contrasting Blue Ovals, with a 1964 Ford Cortina Estate showing just 16,000 miles joined by a 1987 Escort RS Turbo that’s recorded a mere 37,000 miles.
Other hot hatches include a rare 1984 Renault 5 Gordini Turbo with a full Turbo 2 wide body kit, a Peugeot 106 GTI and a 205 Rallye, a Vauxhall Astra VXR and an Alfa Romeo 145 Cloverleaf. Possibly more intriguing, however, is a selection of ‘ordinary’ hatches that were once street furniture but are now seldom seen. Or how about a 1985 Talbot Horizon or 1989 Austin Metro Surf?
Other examples include a 1994 Citroën ZX diesel and a basic Toyota Starlet from 1998. You’ll also find a 1992 Vauxhall Nova Merit Plus that’s covered only 30,000 miles, plus an example of its Corsa B successor – in this case a 1999 Club variant with 51,000 miles. And should you prefer more practicality, a very late Peugeot 405 diesel estate from 1995 shows just 20,000 miles and could sell for as much as £7000.
Elsewhere, a pair of left-hand drive Italians comprise a 1967 Autobianchi Panaramica and a lovely 1971 Lancia Fulvia 1300S Coupe, while prestige entries include a 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph guided at a £25,000–28,000, several Jaguars including a 1993 XJS V12, and a 2005 Bentley Flying Spur that carries an attractive estimate of just £8000–10,000.
A 2004 Jaguar XK8 Convertible (pictured above) that may be familiar to Classics World readers and viewers is also up for grabs, fresh from our Great British Trade-Up series on YouTube. It’s now freshly MoT’d ready for a new owner, with all proceeds from the sale going to Auditory Verbal UK.
And what of those commercials? Among them, you’ll find a beautiful 1947 Bedford JO pick-up, plus van and pick-up variants of the Morris Minor from 1970 and 1972 respectively. Our favourite, though, has to be a yellow 1991 Maestro van, still in its British Rail livery. For the full catalogue, see wbandsons.com