BUY­ING TIPS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Ccw's Best Buys -

Nikasil cylin­der-bore lin­ings on pre-2000 cars are prone to wear from the high sul­phur con­tent in modern petrol. check for ev­i­dence of pro­fes­sional, war­rantied re­place­ment within the ser­vice his­tory.

chang­ing the oil in the pre-2003 five-speed gear­box is tricky, so some own­ers don’t bother. again, check the ser­vice his­tory.

rust in the sills is espe­cially bad on leaky con­vert­ibles and body flex can crack them.

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