Practical Classics (UK) - - YOUR SHOUT - Phil Ma­son, France

Hav­ing lived in France for 23 years I was re­ally in­ter­ested in James Wal­she’s ar­ti­cle on buy­ing a used car here (PC, Oct 2018). I’ve just checked on­line and prices of R25 diesels tend to go from about €1000 to €2000. I did find one with 440,000 kms on the clock at € 800!

If any­one can ex­plain to me why used car prices in France are so in­flated, I’d be in­ter­ested to know.

As a rule of thumb, I say to take the UK price in pounds, dou­ble it, and that will be the ask­ing price in France.

Which prob­a­bly ex­plains why we are see­ing more and more RHD clas­sics reg­is­tered here.

James Wal­she with his Banger­nomics Re­nault.

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