What is it with people, always looking for others to carry the can for them.
They buy old Vintage cars, expecting New BMW like reliability, from 90 year old parts.

Then when they don’t get what they thought they would get, blame other’s for their stupidity of getting into a field they know not a bloody thing about, just to pose down the pub to their mates.

These cars are not an investment, they are a disaster waiting to happen. If you can’t afford to set fire to the cost of buying and maintaining one, keep well away.

Many of them are, in reality now, not worth fixing. If you have a Vintage or PVT saloon of the Cooking variety…and you can’t do all the work yourself, you have a black hole of a money pit opening before you.

A lovely little Riley Monaco went through Chippenham Auctions at a price of £8,500…no one wanted to pay more….The market for this type of car has gone. Now, if the wrong guy got hold of it, thinking “I got a bargain here” and “I can make some money” He would be in for a real shock if the engine gave out and had to pay to fix it. He would be lucky to get it done for less than the car cost him, and that would be with old parts which might fail yet again….New every thing would cost more like £10/12k
When done, the car is still only worth the hammer price paid…..the market for cooking is dead, along with most of the folk who loved these motors.
No young shaver wants “cooking saloons”, if we are lucky they just might want Sports Specials. But more likely to buy hot hatches or what ever is in Vogue at the minute.

More and more I hear disappointed voices on the phone, when given a realist price to fix these things.

Imagine if they went to the Big Boys who say, “open your wallet and repeat after me”
“Help yourself”