1988 ŠKODA 130 RAPID

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?

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.

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