the basic maintenance items|
Regular oil changes are important for
the V8 engine, so give the car a good run to get the oil hot and then do an oil
change and check the level. Then when a buyer pulls out the dipstick there will
be clean, golden coloured oil. Check your brake and clutch fluid levels and screen
washer fluid level too. Top up SU carburettor dampers with oil and grease up the
front suspension nipples. Replace any failed bulbs.
the engine bay|
A clean engine bay free of road grime will be noticed
by buyers and suggest careful maintenance.
your tyre pressures|
Whilst you are checking the tyre pressures,
also check the age and wear levels. More
the bodywork and any chrome trim|
Wash and leather down the car
and then wax polish thoroughly. Pay attention to cleaning the wheels and door
jambs, and clear out any accumulations of leaves in gullies or vents. Black up
the tyre walls.
the interior, seats, mats and trim|
Thoroughly vacuum clean the
seating, the mats and under the mats, then clean the trim, windscreen, glass and
instrument bezels. Apply a little traditional beeswax to the seat trim as that
will give the car a welcoming aroma. Remove any clutter from the arm rest and
glove box. Have any stains removed by a professional car valet.
any scratches and dents|
Minor stone chips can be removed with a
paint touch-up stick, but scratches and dents may need a professional scatch removal