BUY­ING TIPS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Classic Car Tours -

Check it’s the real deal, not a reshell. VIN plates should re­veal this but there are other ver­i­fy­ing marks.

Key ar­eas to check for rot in­clude the rear quar­ters, sills and screen sur­round. Re­pro pan­els are avail­able but ex­pen­sive.

Look for cracks in front chas­sis legs, just aft of the anti-roll bar mounts. Th­ese are se­ri­ous, but of­ten hid­den by un­der­seal.

Also check for ev­i­dence of ac­ci­dent dam­age, which can of­ten be seen on in­ner pan­els that wouldn’t nor­mally be dis­turbed.

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