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The bodywork is really exceptional for a fifty year old car and is of course due to spending the majority of its life in the dry area of San Diego.
Wheels & Tyres
Original factory steel wheels with chrome hub caps are fitted that are in excellent condition, as shown in the media pack. The age of the white wall tyres is uncertain but they are all the same brand and have good tread. In 2012 there was an MOT advisory saying the tyres have wear to the outside edge, so they have been replaced since that time.
As mentioned, the bodywork is really exceptional on this car. There are no noticeable parking dents and the panel fit across the car all looks visually correct. The doors, bonnet and boot all shut perfectly with that reassuring ‘clunk‘ of quality. There is one slight light dent on the boot lid, in the centre near the badge area. You have to look hard / down the reflection line to see it and presumably created by an overzealous boot closure. The sills and wheel arches are in amazing condition with no signs of rust. The floor pans and rear boot floor all look in original condition and Malcolm says the matt black paint is likely to be original factory finish. The underside also looks to be in good condition as can be seen in the video. The benefit of an older import is you can check the MOT history, as in this case there’s been no advisories on bodywork in the five MOT’s since 2012. The car was also professionally wax oiled after it was imported back in 2012 – a mandatory job to preserve the rot free condition of the car.
The car has had a respray at some point in the past, it used to be green and was changed to silver. Whilst not factory correct it really does suit the car and importantly contrast beautifully against the red interior. This has to be the colour for the car – difficult to argue against that. Naturally the paint shows some signs of very light age related wear, i.e. there are a few very small stone chips that I’ve pointed these out in the video.
Update 8th August – since the video and images were taken Malcolm has had the car professionally detailed and also fixed the larger chip on the leading edge of the bonnet and rear boot. This has brought the car up to the standard it deserves and it really does look lovely. Malcolm will supply updated images of the car this weekend (11th – 12th August).
Glass and Trim
The glass is in excellent condition and no stone chips were found on the front screen. The chrome is also in very good condition. The only exceptions are the OSR chrome bumper section has lost a little of its chrome finish, and could do with re-finishing. Also, the chrome sections on the ‘A’ pillars are a little worn and could do with being re-chromed too. The rubber seals that fit against the door windows are showing signs of age, and could do with being changed at some point in the future.
Sitting in ths car is a truely lovely experience. Once inside you instantly notice the quality of the car, design, thought and care and maintenance that’s gone into preserving the car over the years.
Seats and Carpets
The red leather seats are in stunning condition with new seatbelts having been fitted in recent times. There is almost no wear on the driver’s seat squab and bolster.
The dashboard and gauges are all in the condition expected with such a low mileage and well cared for car. Of course the radio has been changed at some point and needs to be replaced for a period correct version.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
The car has its original steering wheel and gear stick and both are in excellent condition.
We took the car out on our regular ‘on the road‘ run and it performed without a problem, along with starting first time. Please review the video footage to see the cold start and how the car performed on a run whilst interviewing Malcolm during the drive.
Engine and Gearbox
There are no issues with the engine or gearbox. The engine, gearbox all perform perfectly during our 5-6 miles road test. Malcolm also had the head gasket replaced in June 2016 at a cost of £2,400 (see invoices).
Suspension and Brakes
The car has no knocks or rattles coming from the suspension. As mentioned, the car has always had the best care in Malcolm’s ownership, and you’ll see receipts for all work carried out. The PAS was reconditioned in September 2013.
The drive was without fault with all gears being selected without issue. We even tested the kick-down on the road and it performed as expected.
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