INTERIOR & ELECTRICS
Worn vinyl is simple and cheap to replace but be cautious of a collapsed seat structure that will entail some expense sourcing replacements. Check that the seats move easily and lock in place. Early indicator stalks in Mark 1 cars (the ones with the blinking indicator warning light at the end) are flimsy so ensure it hasn’t been glued into the column. Normal British electrical issues can be expected, including reluctance to run if rain finds its way under the bonnet and wipers that don’t. Make sure that the floor-mounted dipswitch does brighten and dim the lights.