Join Date: May 2015
Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex, UK
The car looks great from the pictures. I guess why wouldn't you buy it - as has been suggested above things to look for would be rust in structure elements or poorly repaired crash damage. Other mechanical or electrical things can be fixed.
My experience of things to look for are electrical and things containing rubber, so wiper motor and linkage, blower fan and heater matrix, engine mounts, carb mounts, door and window seals, brake and clutch master cylinder, brake vacuum booster. Another area is the engine - does it sound good, any sign of burning oil (blue smoke), any sign of oil and coolant mixing.
Also check the gear change - if it crunches on up or downshifts, it may need rebuilding. When you drive it check for any whining noises from the rear axle.
Also check the gauges (speedo, rev, fuel, coolant, oil pressure) and dashboard lights work
Any problems with this stuff gives you room to bargain on price
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