Everything from a humble Fiat Multipla to a Ferrari once owned by a member of the Rolling Stones will go under the hammer during WB & Sons’ next classic auction
WB & Sons gets its run of 2023 auctions off to a great start with what’s set to be another busy sale at its Newcastle upon Tyne base on January 28, featuring the kind of variety we’ve come to expect from the company as it goes into its third year.
Even so, to see two Ferraris on the entry list is something of a surprise, especially given the significant provenance of one example. Joining a very clean 1995 355 GTS showing just 40,000 miles is a 1983 400i in silver, bought new by former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. In tidy condition, it’s attractively guided at £18,000-£22,000.
Other premium brands are well represented, with at least four Jaguars in the sale including a 4.0-litre XJ Sport dating from 2000, carrying a modest £2000-£3000 guide. This is joined by a contemporary Daimler Super Eight, but it’s a 1977 Daimler Sovereign Coupe 4.2 with a sensible £16,000-£20,000 estimate that’s likely to pique the most interest.
Indeed, two-door coupes make for one of the sale’s big themes, especially of the Blue Oval variety. A 1965 Mustang 289 Coupe is joined by a Capri 2.8 Injection registered in 1987, while newer models include a 1999 Cougar 2.0 showing 42,000 miles and a Puma 1.4 that displays a similarly low 44,000 miles. For those preferring more of a Japanese flavour, a 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four is estimated at £10,000-£14,000, while a Nissan Silvia S12 Turbo that’s 10 years its senior carries the same guide price.
Elsewhere, you’ll find a desirable E39-generation BMW M5, plus a W123-series Mercedes 300D in white. The latter is one of seven Mercedes currently consigned, with a 2002 SLK32 AMG another of the highlights.
There are plenty of more traditional classics too, such as an early Morris 1100 first registered in 1963, showing a mere 21,000 miles. You’ll also find a 1989 Metro Surf displaying just 31,000 miles, plus a 12,000-mile Rover Metro S from 1995. And to continue the lesser-travelled theme, there’s a 1997 Volkswagen Golf GL that’s covered only 13,000 miles.
With various hot hatches, a couple of Land Rover Defenders, a 1934 Fordson BB tanker and even a hearse also entered, all bases should be covered. See wbandsons.com for the full catalogue.