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banger

Postby wollie » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:55 am

My next neighbor in Spain is selling his old banger that is 27 years old.
I have a few questions so hopefully someone here will know.
Is it pretty straightforward to just buy?
Are there different companies that insure vintage cars?
Is it necessary to join a vintage club?
I did see an old thread some 10 years old and some of the links
not work and anyway the info likely out of date.

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Re: banger

Postby Enrique » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:12 pm

Hi woolie,
First off its a classic car...... :D
Is it road legal........with all documents............ :?:

What is the make and model........ :?:

If its not road legal you may have to get it registered with H (Historical) plates........dfx could be your man here.


Always worth joining a Club, some insurance companies insist that you're a member .
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Re: banger

Postby wollie » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:19 pm

Enrique,

This car was in everyday use until about a month ago so it will have everything up to date.
Its a small citroen, that's all i know.
I expect it will have the original plates.
I only left Spain on Wed and i am sorry now i did not just buy it.
I can get a friend to pay for it if i get the right advise here.

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Re: banger

Postby El Cid » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:12 pm

Is a 27 year old Citroen a classic car or is it just an old banger and you don't even seem to know what model it is? I suspect there is more to registering an old banger as a "classic" car than first appears. Why not just buy it and forget about classic car registration. I can't believe it will be worth the effort or save any money. A 1965 E-Type might be different. A 27 year old Citroen is going to be a liability not an appreciating Classic. A 1955 Citroen DS19 might be worth the effort.

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Re: banger

Postby TorreDelAguila » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:17 pm

What model of Citroen is it?
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Re: banger

Postby wollie » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:08 pm

On google i now think it may be a C3 bit not sure.
Sid, i think likely ordinary insurance be best but i still do not know how to buy and insure.

I have always wanted to drive either two or from Andalucia but not in a hurry.
If i bought this and spent a few quid it be fit for a run of 2k.
If it dies on route i just give away and get a flight, if i lose a few quid on the project i will
not be too worried though i be hoping it be successful.

Am i mad?

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Re: banger

Postby Enrique » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:19 pm

Hi,
Will not be a C3...........too early.........

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_C ... n_vehicles

Will be fun............go for it............
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Re: banger

Postby wollie » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:03 pm

I think it may be AX model?

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Re: banger

Postby costakid » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:46 am

An AX is not a classic car. Its an old car.

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Re: banger

Postby wollie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:44 am

I think it is rated as classic as the present owner said road tax 50% of normal rate.
On reflection i do not think going for classic insurance be a good idea as likely be
restrictions and likely some explaining be done when being pulled out of a ditch
somewhere in France/UK.
What would normal insurance likely be on this?

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Re: banger

Postby peteroldracer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:52 am

The saddest people are those that cannot laugh at themselves

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Re: banger

Postby wollie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:20 am

Thanks...

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Re: banger

Postby Devils Advocate » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:34 am

Property owner in Andalucia since 2002. How time flies.

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Re: banger

Postby Gasman » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:55 am

Am I right that cars over 10 years old have to have the ITV test done twice yearly? Another expense to consider?

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Re: banger

Postby El Cid » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:18 pm

No, it's every year after 10.

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Re: banger

Postby gerryh » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:19 pm

Unless it's a commercial vehicle then it is every 6 months.
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Re: banger

Postby Manchesteral » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:41 pm

Wollie, what are you currently smoking ? can you give me a link/phone number, seems to be working well for you :-) :-) :-)

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Re: banger

Postby wollie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:34 pm

The stuff i have is a bit "flakey" as like the car its out of date.
I am also listening also to Arlo Gutrie tune alice restaurant.
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Re: banger

Postby costakid » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:22 pm

I will have a pint of what your drinking

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Re: banger

Postby wollie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:47 pm

Can someone confirm that all i need to buy is NIE, passport and dinero?
If it does happen i am hoping will do paperwork and all i will need to do
is pay and sign...


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