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Original 2.8i list price

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:59 pm

Hi, does anybody know the list price when new in 1981 for the 2.8i? Something tells me £7995 but I have a feeling that was for later run out specials.

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by stevemarl » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:03 pm

I`ve got a Parkers price guide from April `81, and although it doesn`t show 2.8 (not yet launched?) but the 3.0 is £7334 so maybe not too far out?

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by Lord Flasheart » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:17 pm

Ooh what a great thing to have ;)

They were the private buyers bible back in the 80's & 90's, before the interweb thats how you valued a car

Interesting for me because mine is a March 1981, dont suppose you have scanned all of the Capri pages have you, would be great to add to my info folder for Biscuit.

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by stevemarl » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:34 pm

I can do sir, after your kind comments :) (if you click image you can zoom.)
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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by Lord Flasheart » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:39 pm

Thats most kind of you mate thank you ;)

Can I be cheeky & ask you to scan the front cover, I can make up a little booklet for the file, no rush.

Thanks again, dont ever loose that book ;)

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by stevemarl » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:07 am

Here you go.
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Also, might aqs well put this up, price list on launch of Laser.
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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by Lord Flasheart » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:36 am

Excellent reference for many people mate, thank you again ;)

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by stevemarl » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:44 am

Here`s another from August `84, the new models. Sugarland Express.

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Post by andyd » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:14 am

stevemarl wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:44 am
Here`s another from August `84, the new models. Sugarland Express.

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I bought a D reg Nissan Silvia in 1991, speedo showed me at 135mph on the M5, fastest I've ever driven :drive:

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by stevemarl » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:30 am

Andy, of the turbos as above there are 35 left on the road, total 395 all models. Actually, considering the small volumes sold that`s not a bad survival rate if you compare to, say, Montegos?

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Post by andyd » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:40 am

stevemarl wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:30 am
Andy, of the turbos as above there are 35 left on the road, total 395 all models. Actually, considering the small volumes sold that`s not a bad survival rate if you compare to, say, Montegos?
Hi Steve,
You hardly see them around now, and with that low a number on the road it's hardly surprising.

I liked Japanese cars of that time as they felt well built, better quality and more reliable some than UK cars.

Sold it for a more practical Cavalier SRi 130 when my son was a few months old!

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by stevemarl » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:10 am

andyd wrote:
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I liked Japanese cars of that time as they felt well built, better quality and more reliable some than UK cars
I suspect you were not alone there ;)

That would be a Mk2 Cav?

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by andyd » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:32 am

stevemarl wrote:
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That would be a Mk2 Cav?
Yes 1988 E reg.
Good car too, drove it quite hard and did nearly 200 miles a week at that time.

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by stevemarl » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:06 pm

They were good then, certainly gave Ford a fright! All went wrong with the Vectra .

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by andyd » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:46 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:06 pm
They were good then, certainly gave Ford a fright! All went wrong with the Vectra .
Early to mid 90s, I remember work mates would go to Empress Car Supermarket in South Wales to buy the ex rep Vauxhalls mainly Mk3 Cavaliers cheap.

I had 2 Vectras between 2004 and 2008. The SRi 150 drank oil but didn't appear to burn it :? The 2.5 V6 I had no issues!

Anyway better stop the Vaux.... talk on a Capri forum :whistle:

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by Paul G » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:34 pm

2.8i prices when launched in 1981 were £7995 solid colour, £8094.74 for metallic paint and £8170 for two tone. Figuers taken from a 1981 launch brochure.

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:26 pm

Paul G wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:34 pm
2.8i prices when launched in 1981 were £7995 solid colour, £8094.74 for metallic paint and £8170 for two tone. Figuers taken from a 1981 launch brochure.
Excellent Paul, thanks very much I appreciate it.

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Re: Original 2.8i list price

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:37 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:03 pm
I`ve got a Parkers price guide from April `81, and although it doesn`t show 2.8 (not yet launched?) but the 3.0 is £7334 so maybe not too far out?

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Cheers Steve, much appreciated.

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