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

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.

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