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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - LARKIN’S BEST BUYS -

De­spite their rugged­ness, Van­guard bod­ies rust all too eas­ily so watch out for rot on the floors, par­tic­u­larly at the edges, wings, in­ner sills (which are struc­tural), and outer sills (which aren’t).

en­gines are tough and have no en­demic faults, but many will be worn out by now.

king­pins will go west ex­tremely quickly if not lu­bri­cated cor­rectly, and also watch out for sloppy shock ab­sorbers and sus­pen­sion bushes. after all, they’ve had to cope with a heavy car all these years.

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