Value my classic: How much would you pay for a 128 estate?
Every week, we give a market valuation based on your description and photos
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?
The car, nicknamed ‘Yellow Peril’, was given to us in the 1980s by Jackie’s mother, who had inherited it from her brother. It was a bit of a rust bucket, but I was working for an accident repair centre so a quick renovation was done. However, a few years ago it was time for a proper restoration, from the roof downwards, which was done by Bumper Man of Maulden (body) and Maulden Garage (mechanics). The body was so bad that in areas like the inner rear arches there was nothing left to weld to. However, I tracked down some new panels in Egypt, where the car lives on as a Nasr. Other parts came from all over, wherever they could be found – the list was endless. It helps that I’m a parts manager! I’m now quite an expert on the history of the Fiat 128 via Yugo/ Zastava and Nasr.
WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?
It’s all sorted now and may be for sale to make way for a Porsche.
HOW MUCH HISTORY?
It has been in our family for at least 35 years, so we know practically all its history – and a lot of it involves us. It even took a starring role in our wedding, then the next day we did the Footman James Retro Run and won two prizes, presented to us by Sir Stirling Moss. Some honeymoon – it even included a belt round Silverstone, where we overtook two MGs!
HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?
No, it has all been kept as standard as possible, because there are very few left on the road now.