Estimate: £45,000 - £50,000
+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%
PAINT: There is fading in some areas as well as some minor rust in various places as is visible in the photos. There is rust in the o/s cill under the door pillar and some on the rear of the o/s front wheel arch but nothing serious. There are some rust holes in the front valance panel. Both rear qtr. lights have some surface rust. CHROME: The bumpers will be fully restored. The o/s door mirror has some small pit marks TRIM: All in fairly decent condition although a couple of the rear light cluster trims have some slight damage
HEADLINING: Original and in very good condition DASHBOARD: Original and in good condition, although the radio blanking plate is missing CARPETS: Original, rear in very good condition, however front carpet drivers side shows signs of wear SEATS: Front and rear seats all in very good condition TRIMS: All trims are in good condition except the rear parcel shelf which is in fair condition BOOT: Original trim in fairly decent condition. There is a small amount of surface rust on the boot floor following water ingress when stored outside prior to the cover being fitted. The fuel tank has a slight dent in the top
RUNNING: The car is currently a non runner due to the car being last started in the summer of 1985. It has just had the inlet/exhaust manifold gasket removed during the recent asbestos survey. I removed the cylinder head in May 2021 to check the condition of the bores etc. following a very strange incident where mice had stored peanuts in the exhaust manifold (as per the photos). Due to an exhaust valve being open, some nuts went into the cylinder which stopped the engine turning over by hand. Everything was removed, cleaned and checked out ok. I refitted the head but used the original gasket, knowing that the head would have to be modified to run on the higher octane unleaded fuel, as it ran on 5*leaded before.
CLUTCH: The clutch worked fine when last used.
SUSPENSION: The shock absorbers were replaced at about 40,000 miles with either spax or koni BEARINGS: All ok when driven last BRAKES: The brake pads and shoes were replaced probably during 1980, as spare ones had been sent over with the car as well as other useful spares that would not have been readily available in the UK at that time. The brakes worked fine when used last, however due to standing for such a long period, I would suggest they are checked and serviced. WHEELS AND TYRES: Original wheels, not in great condition and unfortunately the chrome rims are missing, this was not an issue as I had intended to fit alloy wheels. The tyres were only fitted for moving and storage purposes and are in fair condition
Apart from the horn, all the electrics are original and were in perfect working order when last used.
The owner / service guide only shows 1 service stamp at 3662 miles which was carried out in Australia. The car had 22640 miles showing when it came through UK customs. The mileage was 23653 when Alpina had it 1st MOT’d. The current mileage is 50757. I am the only UK registered owner. During my ownership and being a motor mechanic, all services and any repairs required were carried out according to the service book and workshop manual, however, unfortunately I never stamped the service book as I never intended to sell the car. Records of the various works and services carried out were lost when Alpina closed due to the sad passing of Brian Muir. DOCUMENTATION AS FOLLOWS: · HOLDEN LC SERIES TORANA SHOP MANUAL · HOLDEN LJ SERIES PARTS CATALOGUE · HOLDEN TORANA LJ OWNER MANUAL · TORANA LJ SERIES OWNER GUIDE · TORANA ONE-OF-A-KIND PERSONALISED ACCESSORIES BROCHURE · ORIGINAL GM WARRANTY CERTIFICATE · COPY OF ORIGINAL REGISTRATION OF CAR · H.M CUSTOMS AND EXCISE RETENTION IN THE UK OF PRIVATE VEHICLES TEMPORARILY · HOLDEN ORIGINAL VALUATION FOR CUSTOMS IMPORT · ALPINA LETTER RE THE VALUATION · ORIGINAL APPLICATION FOR A FIRST LICENCE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE · ORIGINAL H.M CUSTOMS LETTER REGARDING CUSTOMS CLEARANCE · ORIGINAL H.M CUSTOMS & EXCISE CLEARANCE RECEIPT · UK V5 REGISTRATION DOCUMENT · MOT`S FOR THE YEARS 1977-1978, 1981-1982, 1982-1983
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