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Beware.....

Postby andyd » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:24 am


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Re: Beware.....

Postby Paul G » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:20 pm

I remember buying a pair of them back in the late eighties for the then girlfriend's Mk2 XR2. I think with brackets they came to about £45 if I remember right. Wish I'd kept them in their box because the cow of a girlfriend a few months later f**ked off taking the bloody 2 year old XR2 that muggins here had bought for her.

At least she didn't try to rip me off for half the house though, thank goodness.

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Re: Beware.....

Postby Caprifan Rob » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:28 pm

andyd wrote:Madness :roll:

:agree: Glad :ford: saw fit not to add these to the Capri, couldn't afford to restore one.. :D

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Re: Beware.....

Postby andyd » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:13 pm

Considering what they are and where they are on the car it's a hell of a risk. I always had covers on mine to help protect them.

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Re: Beware.....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:22 pm

Andy just beat me to it, I was about to write that I'd definitely have to buy some covers to protect them!
Both those Ebay listings appear to be expensive, but if somebody wanted some for a concours restoration, where else could they buy a set?

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Re: Beware.....

Postby andyd » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:53 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Andy just beat me to it, I was about to write that I'd definitely have to buy some covers to protect them!
Both those Ebay listings appear to be expensive, but if somebody wanted some for a concours restoration, where else could they buy a set?

Andrew.

:wave: Great minds :)

:agree: Sellers have you over a barrel now if you want these new quality items :spank:

My mate has lots of Capri parts either NOS or mint original that he bought over 5 years ago ready for when he restores it. He would probably have to pay double what he did now :? Just wish he would get on with it :doh:

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Re: Beware.....

Postby timfromull » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:13 pm

I sometimes wonder where or when this will end with the price of some parts today.
Unfortunately for us genuine enthusiasts, there are a lot of chancers jumping on the bandwagon :spank:

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Re: Beware.....

Postby ESSEXV6ESSEX » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:26 pm

There are two and a half sets in my garage. Kept them as spares for my escort. Think I have another odd one in the loft. Hard to believe how much parts go for, I even have a set of genuine see through plastic spot light covers, never seen another set. I often think to sell stuff but had it that long I can't seem to get rid. I recall at the dealer where I worked getting rid of huge amounts of stuff including about and I kid you not 400 off light blue badges that I found behind a parts bin during a stock take on my YTS, I kept one - still have it. Capri wings and exhausts, radio cassettes, alloys, loads of old first aid kits and accessories, rs turbo body kits and loads of other stuff including a Sapphire Cosworth bodyshell that came wrong. We were a dumping ground and now and again had s clear out. A whole load of Capri 2.8i bits went, I through them in a hugeetal skip. Worthless then and taking up space.

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Re: Beware.....

Postby andyd » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:06 am

I know NOS items can be rare now but some people take the p*ss, especially adding p&p at those prices :roll:

I would love a room full of items like this and I wouldn't be asking these prices if I sold them, as I would rather see a car on the road than laid up due to parts prices :doh

It's likely these items will be bought by someone and put in a cupboard for 2 years, then back for sale around £1000 :shock: