Value My Clas­sic

WHO Char­lie Ren­wick MILES 38,000 PROVE­NANCE In fam­ily from new MODS Al­ter­na­tor fit­ted HOW MANY LEFT 40 on road

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

The car’s been in our fam­ily from new – it was pre­vi­ously owned by my great grand­mother. It had been sat for ages in an­other fam­ily mem­ber’s garage so it cost me noth­ing to buy but needed work to bring it back to life. The restora­tion was com­pleted last week and fea­tured body work and a full re­spray, in­clud­ing the engine bay in the orig­i­nal mush­room and beige, fix­ing the Hy­dro­las­tic sus­pen­sion, a brake and engine over­haul, rewiring and new hoses. I would be very keen to get a proper val­u­a­tion as I have no idea if the car’s worth £500 or £5000. It’s cur­rently in­sured for £3000.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

I have a full his­tory of the car from a pho­to­graph of it taken on the day my great grand­mother bought it and the pur­chase in­voice and ev­ery­thing since. The 38,000 show­ing on the clock is the true mileage and I have the pa­per­work to sup­port this fig­ure. I am only the sec­ond regis­tered keeper.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

The only thing that hasn’t been touched dur­ing the re­cent ren­o­va­tion is the in­te­rior, but that’s in good enough con­di­tion for now – it hasn’t seen a lot of wear.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

The only mod­i­fi­ca­tions have been re­li­a­bil­ity up­grades such as re­plac­ing the dy­namo with an al­ter­na­tor and fit­ting a half-elec­tronic dis­trib­u­tor. If any­one did want to re­turn it to to­tally orig­i­nal at some point I have kept all the old parts that were taken off. I went for white­wall tyres, too, which I think suit the car.

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