Trou­ble spots

Classic Sports Car - - Buyer’s Guide -

UN­DER­NEATH Sills, floors, out­rig­gers, rear spring mounts and other struc­tural steel­work are all prone to cor­ro­sion

FRONT/REAR WINGS Ex­ter­nal rot is easy to spot; be­ware sound outer wings at­tached to rot­ten in­ners

FRONT VALANCE Rust around tie-rod mounts be­hind the valance is an MOT fail

BODY PAN­ELS All pan­els can rot: new pan­els are rare, but re­pair sec­tions are avail­able

AL­LOY HEAD In­ter­nal cor­ro­sion is the en­emy of all higher-per­for­mance mod­els

MISS­ING TRIM Parts avail­abil­ity is good for run­ning gear, but not for body and trim items

SEATS & DASH TOPS Plas­tic trim is prone to split­ting and can­not be found new

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