Cheap shabby clas­sics all sell at Wilt­shire auc­tion

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

One man’s eclec­tic col­lec­tion of 30 clas­sic cars was auc­tioned off in Wilt­shire on 17 June. The Moore Allen & In­no­cent on­site sale en­com­passed more than 250 lots from the col­lec­tion of the late Bob Webb at Queen Street Field, Bray­don, near Malmes­bury. The lots were all of­fered with­out re­serve and there was no buyer’s pre­mium or VAT payable on them.

All the lots sold on the day, and among them was a Volk­swa­gen Scirocco that went for £420, a Citroën 2CV for £20, and a Dyane 6 that made £40. Three Triumph Her­alds were avail­able – the best mak­ing £180. A Re­liant Scim­i­tar sold for £375, and a Jago Sa­muri kit-car reached £420. High­est bid of the day went to a Land Rover De­fender, which made £2000.

The auc­tion house be­lieved that the rar­ity of some of the clas­sics in­volved ap­pealed to col­lec­tors. More than 100 peo­ple turned up to bid on the day.

Gra­ham Singer, whose char­tered sur­vey­ors com­pany was in­cor­po­rated into Moore Allen & In­no­cent in Jan­uary this year, says: ‘Around Christ­mas time last year, I had a phone call from a so­lic­i­tor say­ing that Robert Webb had died and I was an ex­ecu­tor of his will. I had to stop and think who that was as I’d al­ways known him as Bob Webb. His prop­erty was chock-full of all sorts of ve­hi­cles and equip­ment in­clud­ing about 30 old cars, some of which looked to be in bet­ter con­di­tion than oth­ers!’ moo­re­

All cars at the sale were of­fered with no re­serve – and all sold on the day.

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