1988 ŠKODA 130 RAPID
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?
I bought it privately for £2300 four months ago after I saw it advertised on Facebook. The guy I bought it from is an ex-Škoda mechanic who had owned the car since 2010. During his six-year ownership he restored the interior and exterior, resprayed it, replaced everything in the braking system, refurbished all the seats and fitted new carpets. The alloy wheels have been refurbished too. The car therefore is in fantastic condition and also came with several boxes of spare parts.
HOW MUCH HISTORY?
Although the car has all of its original book packs, the service book only contains a couple of stamps, all of which relate to early on in its life. However, looking at
the overall condition of the car, it’s
easy to believe that the 27,000 miles showing on the clock are true. This figure is also backed up to a certain extent by the evidence of a DVLA MoT history check. I’m only the fifth owner in the log book.
WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?
Currently there’s nothing that I can think of. The car drives beautifully and passed its last MoT with no advisories. I do want to make sure that it’s properly insured, though.
HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?
It’s all standard apart from having had a Weber carburettor fitted to improve reliability and the way it drives. The original carburettor is still with the car though, should anyone want to refit it.