BUY­ING TIPS

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

These cars can re­ally rot so watch out for corrosion on sills, floor­pans, wings, boot, bootlid and door bot­toms. Try to ex­am­ine a car on a ramp if you can.

Me­chan­i­cals aren’t too much of a prob­lem and most parts are avail­able. B-se­ries en­gines can suf­fer from bear­ing and tap­pet wear, and watch out for worn gear­boxes and trun­nions.

Used trim, both in­te­rior and ex­te­rior, can be dif­fi­cult to find. If you’re think­ing of rechroming or replacing, don’t for­get there is a lot of chrome on these cars.

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