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Pricey...?

Postby D366Y » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:59 pm

Is it me or is this quite eye-wateringly expensive?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-2- ... 2437796413

Someone please feel free to tell me why it's worth quite so much??

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby Caprigear » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:06 pm

Compared to a lot that are doing the rounds it might seem on the high side but there's no way that you could restore a rough one to the same standard as that.
Compare this to the prices being asked for basket cases and then it doesn't seem so outrageous.
That being said, Capri prices still continue to astound me, especially the shit ones.
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Re: Pricey...?

Postby andyd » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:29 pm

I think it's a fair price in the current market......If the car is as good as described.

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:08 pm

Hi,
The car looks to be in fantastic condition.
I'm not sure about the seller's claim that "Absolutely NO FURTHER outlay required". Ever? :lol:

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby D366Y » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Points all taken, and I agree that prices seem to be going a little mental (and people say house prices are going crazy!) but £25k does seem slightly crazy... That 280 TT that is currently up on ebay is around the same and I would much rather have that just for the sake of it being a 280 and a bonus of the Turbo just makes it more desirable IMO.

andyd wrote:I think it's a fair price in the current market......If the car is as good as described.


There are some other decent looking cars on there as well for around 10k (one in Laquer red and one in blue over silver) and while granted they probably won't be as tidy it seems like quite a jump?

Caprigear wrote:That being said, Capri prices still continue to astound me, especially the shit ones.


Also couldn't agree with this more :lol: It also annoys me somewhat that a 1.6/2.0 can be anywhere from £1500-6000 but all 2.8/3.0 must be at least £10k+, in my mind there seems little logic there but what do I know :headscratch:

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby D366Y » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:20 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi,
The car looks to be in fantastic condition.
I'm not sure about the seller's claim that "Absolutely NO FURTHER outlay required". Ever? :lol:

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I guess it has self replenishing oil, washer fluid and petrol??? :lol:

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby andyd » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:46 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOVLEY-GENUIN ... SwSlBYvxi4
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1985-Ford-Cap ... Sw4A5YuAnd
Both the cars you mentioned look ok, and at sub £10k for the blue over silver car, if I was in the market for a 2.8 it is worth a look imo as they wont be getting cheaper anytime soon........I sold my 57k mile 1982 4 speed for that price 2 years ago :shock:

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby sheff » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:24 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi,
The car looks to be in fantastic condition.
I'm not sure about the seller's claim that "Absolutely NO FURTHER outlay required". Ever? :lol:

Andrew.


I agree Andrew it looks good but I'm sure there's more money to be spent on this one! I also think its a little expensive! Mines lower milage with a similar number of owners and arguably a more popular colour and its valued at £11,000 for insurance purposes. I'll be surprised if this sells at anywhere near the asking price.

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:29 pm

andyd wrote: they wont be getting cheaper anytime soon

:agree:
I thought we'd see the prices level off a bit by now, but that doesn't seem to have happened yet.

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby Pas28i » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:00 am

When did the separate door locks become standard, I thought it was in 84 (not 83)?

great example, and so is this mk2 that's still for sale;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1975-MK2-Ford ... SwWxNYqxRW

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:38 am

Pas28i wrote:When did the separate door locks become standard, I thought it was in 84 (not 83)?

Hi,
I thought it was late '83.
I definitely have seen '83 with the later handle/ locks, although obviously I can't say whether the doors or door skins have been replaced.

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby sheff » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:42 pm

Pas28i wrote:When did the separate door locks become standard, I thought it was in 84 (not 83)?



Good spot. You're right it has the later doors from an 84 car. Just proves you can't trust anyone who says it hasn't been in an accident damage or had any replacement panels! I'd be surprised if any Capri hasn't had at least replacement wings in its 30ish years of life or its full of filler :D

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby D366Y » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:46 pm

andyd wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOVLEY-GENUINE-FORD-CAPRI-2-8inj-in-excellent-condition-/352014787838?hash=item51f5b764fe:g:dQMAAOSwSlBYvxi4
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1985-Ford-Cap ... Sw4A5YuAnd
Both the cars you mentioned look ok, and at sub £10k for the blue over silver car, if I was in the market for a 2.8 it is worth a look imo as they wont be getting cheaper anytime soon........I sold my 57k mile 1982 4 speed for that price 2 years ago :shock:


I'm sold! I'll go see it soon! :lol:

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:13 pm

D366Y wrote:Is it me or is this quite eye-wateringly expensive?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-2- ... 2437796413

Someone please feel free to tell me why it's worth quite so much??

All 2.8's are worth that much, especially D reg grey ones .. :whistle: :D

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby D366Y » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:21 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252866263145

Not sure what this will sell for but at 10K currently I'd bite his arm off! And even if it doubles in price is still cheaper than the red 2.8 I originally posted about...

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby Pas28i » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:46 am

I think this is too pricey

http://www.vanquishautos.co.uk/used-FOR ... re-1086393

Whereas this is what I'd go for if I could

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C833751

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby andyd » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:22 am

Pas28i wrote:I think this is too pricey

http://www.vanquishautos.co.uk/used-FOR ... re-1086393

Whereas this is what I'd go for if I could

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C833751

Black car does seem too much......
As I mentioned in another thread, I cant believe the Silver car hasn't sold yet :headscratch:

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:24 am

Pas28i wrote:I think this is too pricey

http://www.vanquishautos.co.uk/used-FOR ... re-1086393


Very nice car though, especially if the mileage is genuine. I agree that it's too pricey, but the seller does invite offers on the asking price. I know that all sellers will negotiate on asking price, but if the seller actually says "make us an offer" it suggests to me that they are starting off high and may decrease the price over time.

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Re: Pricey...?

Postby andyd » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:24 am

D366Y wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252866263145

Not sure what this will sell for but at 10K currently I'd bite his arm off! And even if it doubles in price is still cheaper than the red 2.8 I originally posted about...

At least dry the car before taking pictures :doh:

Looks nice.....Although the trouble with repainted cars is how good is the respray and prep work???

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:18 pm

andyd wrote:Looks nice.....Although the trouble with repainted cars is how good is the respray and prep work???

:agree:
The new paintwork could be hiding a whole heap of trouble. Why would somebody who's owned a car for 14 years have it resprayed then sell it?

I note that one of the failures of the latest MOT was "Offside Front Vehicle structure is damaged, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings Cross member". It could be something to watch out for if it hasn't been repaired properly.

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