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Hi all thinking of buying a allegro tomoro advice please

Post  Allegrow on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:27 am

Hi all seen

Opinion please
Price? What to look for etc
Here a copy of ad below

Make
Other_manufacturer
Model
Allegro L
Mileage
10,000 miles
Year
1980
Seller type
Private
Body type
4 Door Saloon
Fuel type
Petrol
Transmission
Other
Colour
Brown
Engine size
1,275 cc
AUSTIN ALLEGRO 1980 W 1275 CC 4 MONTHS TAX AND MOT
GENUINE 10,000MLS WITH ALL PAPERWORK TO BACKUP
MILEAGE 40MPG CHEAP CLASSIC INSURANCE NO NO CLAIMS
BONUS NEEDED!!!



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Re: Hi all thinking of buying a allegro tomoro advice please

Post  Jimbo on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:32 am

Hi,

well for a genuien 10,000 miler, she should be mint Cool

Of course it's all down to the price - if the seller wants £300, then you're getting a rusty project, with loads of work to do.

If the price is, say, over £700, you want a road legal, fairly tidy, good runner at least.

It's more down to what you can afford, and how much time you want to spend renovating, if it looks too much to do, walk away, whatever the price.

These cars are mechanically very simple to work on, and parts are cheap, therefore it's rust that kills them, and makes them uneconomical to restore.

Luckily they are small, and easy to look over - get carpets and boot coverings up, look in all the nooks and crannies for tinworm, especially around the outer edges of the car, the seams etc of the sills, and get under it with a powerful torch.

The car is thirty three years old, it is to be hoped that many parts have been replaced over the years, so ask to see service history and receipts, otherwise it will be you paying for them all.

She should be reasonably nippy, and comfy, otherwise there may be problems with the suspension and engine, maybe exhaust is shot if she runs lumpy and burbles - follow your instincts on the test drive, if something feels wrong, it probably is.

I'm sure the other guys can add much more, but good luck, with such a low mileage this could be the find of the century Very Happy (if not, walk away, and think about it, maybe look at a couple more - there's always another one),

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Jim

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Re: Hi all thinking of buying a allegro tomoro advice please

Post  Jimbo on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:42 am

How did it go?

You take the plunge?


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Re: Hi all thinking of buying a allegro tomoro advice please

Post  Allegrow on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:51 am

Sadly not was rusty full of filler, seats were sagging etc and don't believe for a second it's only done 10000 miles

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Re: Hi all thinking of buying a allegro tomoro advice please

Post  Jimbo on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:07 pm

Bummer Evil or Very Mad

Perhaps it was missing an extra zero? Rolling Eyes

A lot of Allegro's are now in a bit of a state, and one step in the scrapyard, but then again there's a few which are in tip top condition if you're prepared to splash the cash and do the mileage - same as any classic car search I suppose?

Keep on looking anyhow, we post details on here of any we see on Ebay or wherever, us regulars have all got a car to play with, so it's just to help out those who are like you in need of a car Very Happy

Whereabouts are you? It would help if we see something interesting, we could post it on this thread, then you'd at least get an email Very Happy

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Jim

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