Cheap shabby classics all sell at Wiltshire auction
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!’ mooreallen.co.uk
All cars at the sale were offered with no reserve – and all sold on the day.