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GOOD to hear from the proud owner of an Austin Lancer. That was a good little car, and even performed quite well on the racetrack when driven by such luminaries as Brian Sampson. Unfortunately, the value isn't high. I would expect a car in need of a full restoration to be worth up to $500, an average car still registered and running about $1500 and a trophy winner up to $5000. Try advertising it in the specialist publications, but I would recommend contacting a relevant car club.