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Roller coster - high parts prices

I have owned a 1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I from new. Now it has 80,000 miles. But it is an old car and I am an old man with not much money to throw away. I was told by my garage that the car needs a new exhaust (front and middle and the rear section) to be able to pass the MoT due next month.

They said they will ask Bentley Spare Parts Department for the price of the pieces but understood that this is going to be expensive. Due to the market value of this car now at £ 6,000, can you recommend me a cheap good option to my problem other than using the expensive genuine RR/Bentley exhausts?

Asked on 14 March 2010 by JA, London SW18

Answered by Honest John
A fabricated stainless steel exhaust system may be much cheaper:
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