Wise to be suspicious although no receipts etc would be unusual, at least they should be able to verify history with any local garage. Oftem people when deciding to sell a car just close off on the idea of any further expense no matter how trivial.Bit of a cliché - the number of 'low mileage' pampered cars that always seem to appear missing the service history to substantiate it. Seems odd that the lower mileage cars often seem to have less of the original paperwork/service books than many cheaper/higher mileage ones!
Don't get me wrong, it does look very nice, but at nearly twenty years old and now with six owners it really should have some service history to show how well it's been cared for and that the mileage is genuine. Also seems odd that the seller won't spend £20.00 on a set of front brake pads for such a 'perfect' car.
Wise to be suspicious although no receipts etc would be unusual, at least they should be able to verify history with any local garage. Oftem people when deciding to sell a car just close off on the idea of any further expense no matter how trivial.
I agree with you to an extent, but for someone clearly expecting a decent price for a supposedly perfect (low mileage) car, he's not doing himself any favours when he says he 'can't find' the service book and then won't even spend £20.00 for a set of pads - IMHO.
Surely if it was serviced and maintained properly, you'd at least look after the fairly basic stuff like brake pads...
Like I say, I'm sure it's a nice enough car, just the observation that so many of these low-mileage 'timewarp' cars appear to be missing the credentials that most typical cars seem to have no problem losing.
Surely if my old 300TE that has nearly 200k on the clock can keep hold of it's service books and old MOTs, it's not much to ask for a car with less than half that amount?
After all, if you're going to be paying well over the odds for an old car, you want to make sure that it's not just had a new speedo head fitted 10 years ago or something - or heaven forbid it may be clocked!