Homologation specials, hot hatches, hero cars, low-mileage rarities and even a very rare Lotus are all set to star in WB & Sons’ next classic car sale on September 17
We’ve become accustomed to WB & Sons putting together interesting catalogues for its regular classic car auctions, but the entry list for its next sale is surely the most alluring yet. In a line-up that would rival many a car show, you’ll find homologation specials, hot hatchbacks, hero models, a very rare Lotus and many more besides.
Forced induction plays a major role here, with a stunning 1984 Renault 5 Gordini Turbo expected to fetch £14,000-£16,000, a 1985 Series 1 Ford Escort RS Turbo likely to achieve close to £20,000, and a Fiesta RS Turbo guided at £10,000-£15,000. Meanwhile, a 1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four in rare and desirable Carlos Sainz guise shows just 22,000 miles and could sell for as much as £35,000.
For those who prefer superchargers, an extremely rare Lancia Beta Volumex from 1985, complete with an engine built by the legendary late Guy Croft, is estimated at £35,000-£40,000. And even more exclusive is a 2015 Lotus Exige LF1, which is one of 81 cars produced to commemorate each of the Lotus F1 team’s victories. Based on the range-topping Exige S and is fitted with a 345bhp supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine, this example could fetch as much as £60,000.
Other, non-boosted hatches include very tidy Fiesta XR2s in Mk1 and Mk2 guises, a Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9, a Citroën Saxo VTR and a very tidy MG ZR, but the performance icons don’t stop there. A 2005 Honda Integra DC5 with just 49,000 miles is also included, as are a 1999 Ford Racing Puma and several BMWs comprising a rare ‘E28’ M5, a later ‘E39’ M5, an ‘E46’ M3 and an ‘E30’ 325i Sport. What’s more, you’ll also find an early Jaguar XJR-S, a 2002 Mazda MX-5 RS and a 1996 Volvo 850R estate.
It’s not all about going fast, though. The intriguing line-up of former street furniture includes a 14,000-mile Renault 5 Campus, an 8000-mile Fiat Multipla and a 23,000-mile Peugeot 306 XLdt. As for more traditional classics, you’ll find a 1939 Vauxhall 12-4, a pair of Mk1 Cortinas, a 1967 Singer Gazelle, several Minis (including a Moke), a 1971 Fiat 500, a 1972 Austin 1300 Countryman, an MGB GT Jubilee and even a Ford Transit Mk2 ice cream van. Check out the full catalogue at wbandsons.com