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Unique Cars - - MORLEY’S WORKSHOP -

On the sub­ject of in­spect­ing a sec­ond­hand car be­fore you buy it, here’s some­thing I’ve picked up over the years: Even though the paint and pan­els might be dead straight, a car that has been in a shunt will of­ten still have dam­age to the num­ber-plate. For some rea­son, no­body thinks to fix the num­ber-plate af­ter a bin­gle (maybe the in­sur­ance com­pa­nies don’t al­low for it) and you’ll of­ten see plates with scrapes across them that are a fair-dinkum give­away that the car has been shunted some­where, some­how. You’re all go­ing out to the drive­way to check now, aren’t you?

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