Quick Stats

1972-75, 499cc OHC four, 50hp, 110mph, 50mpg, 410lb

What to Expect

Classic looking but lacks any blood and guts, although the power and chassis work well together. Simple for a four, engine tough to 30,000 miles when camchain can snap. 40k means rebore but can run for 60 to 65000 miles before complete rebuild’s needed – if oil changes done every 1000 miles. Check for slick gearbox, lack of head gasket leaks and bodges to camchain tensioner or electrics.