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

‘My car is a 1963 fleet model, so it’s very much a no-frills ver­sion with lit­tle in the way of equip­ment, but quite rare, too. I bought it more than 20 years ago as my first car and I’d say it was in road­wor­thy con­di­tion, but more im­por­tantly at the time it was both cheap and avail­able. I used it as a daily driver for a few years, just do­ing the usual main­te­nance to keep it go­ing, but it was clear that ma­jor work was needed and daily use was tak­ing its toll. So, I took if off the road for al­most a year while I tack­led the cor­ro­sion that had af­fected all the usual places, such as the whee­larches, sills and chas­sis. The en­gine was also in need of a re­build, and the car was treated to a full re­spray at the same time. By then I’d ac­quired a van for work, and as it was look­ing much smarter it meant that it could just be saved for oc­ca­sional use. Ac­tu­ally, my dad drives it much more than I do now – he sold his MkI but he’s still very in­volved with the club – but the im­por­tant thing is that it sees reg­u­lar use.’

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