5 WAYS TO MAKE IT BET­TER

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

1 IN­TE­RIOR

Good news – all 600 in­te­ri­ors are in­ter­change­able so you can eas­ily swap cloth trim for leather. Just buy a scrap­per for £100-£150 and swap ev­ery­thing over.

2 BRAKES

Be­cause the brakes are mounted be­hind the hub rather than in front, they’re awk­ward to re­place – al­though it’s still per­fectly pos­si­ble to do the job on a DIY ba­sis. All 600s got the same solid-disc brakes – which work fine – but if you want even bet­ter stop­ping power, vented discs and harder pads are avail­able.

3 HEAD GAS­KET

On the 620Ti, the like­li­hood of dis­cov­er­ing a blown head gas­ket is higher (espe­cially if you’re look­ing at an early car) be­cause, be­ing tur­bocharged, the en­gine is un­der greater stress. If you’re buy­ing a 620Ti and its head gas­ket has gone, it’s fixed eas­ily enough. How­ever, we would rec­om­mend fit­ting one of the stronger ‘Klinger’ items fit­ted to later 620Tis – for­tu­nately it’s a fit-and-for­get op­er­a­tion.

4 MU­SIC

The orig­i­nal ra­dio sounds ab­so­lutely fine but it’s a ra­dio/ cas­sette, so most own­ers fit some­thing more mod­ern to have Blue­tooth and iPod con­nec­tiv­ity.

5 WHEELS

You can fit 800 wheels to a 600 for im­proved looks, plus you’re chang­ing to big­ger rims with low­er­pro­file tyres. Bud­get £100-£200.

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