Desirable rarities, traditional classics and one-offs will all go under the hammer when WB & Sons hosts its next auction at its Newcastle upon Tyne base on October 29.
Just when you think WB & Sons can’t pull any more magic out of its auction hat, along comes its next sale on October 29 with another superb and varied line-up of classics. This time there’s a real sporting bias too, with a host of hot hatches and powerful variants to get pulses racing.
How about a Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 from 1992? It’s thought to be unique in yellow and carries a guide price of £14,000-£18,000. Also guaranteed to attract attention is a 1988 Vauxhall Nova GTE that’s covered only 35,000 miles and is guided at £14,000-£16,000. And from the post-2000 era of hyper hatches comes an Alfa Romeo 147 GTa, 3.2-litre Busso V6 and all; the beautiful red example is guided at £12,000-£15,000, but if you prefer a saloon there are two examples of the equivalent 156 GTa.
A couple of contemporary fast Subarus are also included, with a desirable 1999 Impreza WRX Type RA Limited estimated at £12,000-£16,000, joined by a 280bhp twin-turbo load lugger in the shape of a 2001 Legacy GTB ‘E-tune’, guided at an alluring £7000-£9000. Adding a much luxurious slant is a Jaguar S-Type R from 2002, with a pair of Bentley Arnages offering yet more prestige.
Rewinding back to the ’80s once more, an immaculate 1983 Ford Sierra XR4i is estimated at £14,000-£16,000, and you’ll also find a couple of Capris – one a 1986 2.0 Laser that could command as much as £15,000. Meanwhile, a very tidy 1985 VW Golf Cabriolet might offer a cut-price route to GTI ownership, while for those after a rotary twist there’s a superb example of an early Mazda RX-7 from the same year.
For those preferring two seats, an MGF and a later TF are joined by a smart M100 Lotus Elan SE from 1991, a Mk1 Audi TT and a 2000 Porsche Boxster S, while earlier cars include two Fiat X1/9s, a 1974 Alfa Spider, a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine and a 1964 Austin-Healey 3000. As for traditional tin-top classics, there’s a 1954 Austin A40 Somerset, a 1968 Morris Minor and a VW Beetle from the same year, while a Maestro City X and Mk1 Vauxhall Astra 1300 are both potential Festival of the Unexceptional contenders. For the full catalogue, see wbandsons.com.