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Should I get a classic car inspected before buying?

I am thinking about buying a classic Mini Cooper. The car is 1998 R reg, with 49000 miles. All the history checks out on gov.uk, there's no corrosion and the car appears in good order. I am intending on having an AA inspection carried out before I think about submitting an offer. The car is advertised at £7995. Do you think this is the correct price bracket for this car, given its age, condition etc?

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A pre-sale inspection check is a good idea - but don't use the AA. Get the car to a reputable Mini specialist and you'll have a far better idea about its overall condition and therefore value.
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