OWNED BY Carl McKenna
PROVENANCE Three owners, no paperwork
WHY DID YOU BUY IT?
I bought it from a dealer, but I hope it will be a keeper to replace my Capri 2.8i. It seems to be in good original condition mainly thanks to being Zeibarted from new.
WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?
Not much. The paintwork seems to be all original, though there is a little fading on the sunroof and boot lip. There is also some very light surface rust around a couple of the door edges. The chrome is clean and there are a couple of very small dents here and there. The interior is a real timewarp, with no cracks in the dash, the steering wheel in excellent condition and only very slight sag from the headlining. It has a manual sunroof that works and the seats, carpets and door cards are all unmarked. This condition is carried through into the boot with excellent carpet, boot floor and parcel shelf.
HOW MUCH HISTORY?
It’s only had three owners: a gentleman, then his son when he passed away, then a car enthusiast. Unfortunately all the old paperwork was thrown away many years ago, by the son I believe, when it wasn’t thought these cars might become collectable, so while the mileage can’t be proved (I haven’t looked on the Government site for old MoTs yet), the condition helps back it up. There’s paperwork from the last owner who had it serviced, and one MoT from 2012.
HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?
Not at all. It’s bog standard.
WE RECKON IT’S WORTH…
£6000. We have tried check-mot.service.gov.uk but this car’s history only goes back to 2012, so perhaps it has had a numberplate change? However, the condition does tend to support the odometer, so we’ll treat this as a 33,000-mile car. That makes a serious amount of difference to the value – probably double what an 80,000-miler would fetch in similar condition. Tidy it up and the value will rise even further.
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