WB & Sons put an impressive 161 entries under than hammer during the latest of its regular sales on October 21, with over 100 finding new homes
There was a vide variety of vehicles among the lots sold at WB & Sons’ latest sale, but it was a particularly good day for performance models and modern classics.
The Newcastle firm has made a habit of breaking auction records in recent times, and this sale was no exception as low-mileage 1991 Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V with fantastic history soared beyond its £18,000-£22,000 estimate to sell for an astonishing £29,430. That not only set a new benchmark for a Mk2 GTE, but it also surpasses the top price achieved for a Mk1, too.
It wasn’t the highest figure achieved though – at the time of writing, that honour had gone to a UK-supplied Mercedes-Benz 230 SL dating from 1965, which achieved £56,620. This was joined by another Mercedes in the shape of a W123 generation 230 E, which was a very smart example and went for £11,990. Rather quicker was a 2002 Alpina B10 V8S based on the E39 BMW 5 Series, which was thought to be one of six remaining in the UK and sold above estimate at £12,262, while a late 6.0-litre Jaguar XJS V12 from 1994 continued the prestige brand theme by selling for a guide-beating £8720.
Blue Ovals were well represented, and came in several flavours. A 1970 Ford Corsair 2000E sold above its upper guide at £5178, with a 1986 Sierra XR4x4 doing likewise at £7358 and a 1998 Transit Stepside Truck also beating its upper estimate to finish up at £8175. For those preferring an octagon badge, a 2003 MG ZS 180 in Sunspot Yellow sold towards the top end of its guide for £5450.
There was also time for a few more unusual lots to impress. A 1986 Nissan 300C sold above estimate at £6450, while a 1995 Skoda Favorit estate settled neatly in the middle of its £1500-£2500 prediction to make £2071. We were big fans of a 1975 Citroën GS X too, which sold at the upper end of its guide for £3815.
WB’s next sale is on December 2. You can see the catalogue build – and view the full list of results from the October sale – by heading to wbandsons.com