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