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Classic Sports Car - - Buyer’s Guide -

BULK­HEAD AND ENGINE FRAMES Look for rust and ac­ci­dent dam­age, which can be costly to put right. Check bon­net align­ment, too

FLOORS AND SILLS Rust can cause dis­tor­tion of the bodyshell, es­pe­cially on road­sters, so check for even door gaps

ENGINE V12 suf­fers if poorly main­tained: look for signs of over­heat­ing, warped heads, low oil pres­sure and knock­ing

GEAR­BOX Check for signs of wear: slur­ring auto ’boxes and man­u­als jump­ing out of gear

REAR AXLE En­sure it’s not noisy, too low ra­tio, or has seized brakes or in­ef­fec­tive hand­brake

IN­TE­RIOR Retrim­ming can be costly

RE­LAYS Fans, starter, horn and air-con re­lays cor­rode in­ter­nally, but can be recom­mis­sioned

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