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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:45 pm 
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Hi, I am thinking of buying a friends Dolomite!

It's not been used for 25 years, it's an 1850 with a sprint engine. It last needed a clutch slave cylinder and an exhaust. It will obviously need some other stuff to get it sorted.

Anyone got any idea on what this would be worth to buy? As a guide. It's been garaged on axle stands ever since. I haven't checked it out so can't comment on rust. He's going to clear some space for us to look at it.

I need to know an idea of what it's worth and so that if it's clean or rust free! Then I can look to make an offer.


PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Difficult one. Any car which has been laid up for that long is going to need a lot of work doing to recommission it; fuel hoses, coolant hoses, seals - clutch, brakes, the list could be quite long! Now we move on to why the car was taken off the road in the first place and what work would need doing to resolve those issues. Has it got wheels? It'll need new tyres. Then there is the dreaded R word - how much corrosion is there? What is the paintwork like? Chrome any good? Interior? Finally, how well has the car been converted to Sprint spec? Gearbox and rear axle must be changed too. So the value....very hard to say without knowing the answers to these questions. You would need to factor in the cost of the work needed to get it back on the road before making an offer. Why not post some pictures on here so we can get a bit more idea of what the condition is?

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