An Innocenti Regent coming up for sale is worthy of holding the front pages of all the classic car press. And that’s why we’re highlighting this one, not only because it’s a highly unusual car to come up for sale, but because it helps us ascertain what these cars are worth. During the past 15 years of market watching, it’s only the second one we’ve seen advertised for sale – the first one coming in at a cool €18,000 (we don’t know what that one actually sold for).
This one looks pretty honest from the advert, which has just appeared on Car and Classic. According to the seller of this 1300, there are only four left on the roads in Italy – that’s impressive, considering 11,213 were originally built. This one’s a one-owner car, located in Brescia, northern Italy, and was originally owned by a banker who kept fastidious records of its maintenance through the years. It comes with all its documents, logbook and service history.
According to the advert, the Regent 1300 covered 177,000km on the original engine, which was then replaced. Since the new engine was fitted in 2003, it’s covered an additional 11,500km on the new powerplant. The original owner of this car passed away in 2009, when it was garaged, and has not been used since then. The seller has fully recommissioned the car, and is offering it for sale for €6995 (£6900), which seems more realistic than the last one we spotted. Question is – are you brave enough to buy it?
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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