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A Grand Monday: Low-mileage Montego estate, £899

Published 25 January 2016

Browsing through the classifieds, this low-mileage 1992 Montego LX estate caught our eye – it’s up for just £899 (or near offer). With just 22k on the clock the owner assures us it ‘still smells new’. We don’t know if that’s really something we’d want to boast about, but it does look very original.

There are three former keepers on the logbook and the car has an MoT certificate until 7 May. The seller assures us it’s a lovely car, 'I bought it from an elderly Welsh gentleman just over a year ago.'

In that time, it’s needed some welding, as well as two new front tyres and a new radiator. As you’d expect for such a cherished motor, it comes with plenty of history – old MoTs, handbooks, spare keys, dealer badges and even mats.

According to the advert, it drives well and is comfortable at motorway speeds. It’s been garaged for the past year, but the current owner is losing his storage so needs to downsize his fleet.

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This Montego has just 22k on the clock.

What does it need? Well, as you can see from the pictures there are a few bodywork issues that will require attention if you’re looking to hang on to the car for a bit or show it off.

And, of course, the headlining is drooping. You can either fix it properly or with a staple gun – the choice is yours. The seller also warns of a slight blow around the manifold area that he hasn’t been able to trace.

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There are a few bodywork issues that need attending to.

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We're told it 'smells like new' inside.

Comments

anglebox    on 25 January 2016

With a bit of TLC, this looks like it could be a great show car.

Cappuccino Break    on 25 January 2016

"The seller assures us it’s a lovely car"

The seller is a liar.

andrew styles-ward    on 3 October 2017

have you still got

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