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Father owned a 2008 car. It has been SORN for 5 years. Mileage is very low. During his lifetime servicing was sporadic, at best. Central locking hasn't worked for years. Have tried several times to start the car but does not start, possibly battery? Car looks nice. How do I value it?
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Am assuming it’s a normal car, rather than a classic?
Non-start and locking are indicative of main battery and or battery in key fob
I'd see if you can get a new battery in it and see if it starts. If it does then take it for an MOT. At that point you can probably get at least an idea of value and what work if any might need to be done to get it roadworthy.
Those online valuation things are not going to be much use for a non-starting non-running car with unknown faults. If you really just want rid of it then you can put the reg into an online scrap value comparison site and you'll get some offers.
I would be inclined to value it as scrap, so possibly £300-£500. I can't imagine probate having an issue with this.