Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

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Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by cazzz » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:33 pm

Hi has anyone got any info on the following car? The plates were on a Brooklands 280 that my father owned back in the late 80's and early 90's.

I also have the cars identity number with lots of other paperwork for the car.

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Hustler » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:16 pm

I owned E280 JYT for about 9 month 2 years ago, bought it off a guy in Enfield, sold it to a guy in suxxex/surry. Saw it on ebay about nine months ago, don't know where it went after that.
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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Hustler » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:43 pm

Hopefully a photo of when I had it
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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by cazzz » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:14 pm

Hustler wrote:I owned E280 JYT for about 9 month 2 years ago, bought it off a guy in Enfield, sold it to a guy in suxxex/surry. Saw it on ebay about nine months ago, don't know where it went after that.
Gary

Thanks for that, the car looks very similar to when my dad owned it 20 odd years ago! the car originally had the E286 RKR plate and was changed to E280 JYT around 1990!

any info that may lead to the owner will be great; I have lots of the original paperwork, including service book!

Have to say that the car has some interesting history that I can provide info on to the current owner!

Thanks
Ben

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Hustler » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:26 pm

Hi Ben
From what I was told the JYT plate belonged to someone that worked on top gear, is there any truth in that?
Gary

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by cazzz » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:57 am

Hustler wrote:Hi Ben
From what I was told the JYT plate belonged to someone that worked on top gear, is there any truth in that?
Gary

Gary there is no truth in that - the plate was on another E plate brooklands 280 prior to this which was one of my dads friends cars he sold that car to buy a F plate car and didn't want to put an E plate on a F plate car. Therefore my dad put it on his.

Is the a register of these cars about? or another forum that is worth asking about?

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Ben

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by 340truck » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:52 pm

There's usually a cabbage patch at every decent capri show.....those are the people to ask.
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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Jezza3131 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:28 pm

There is a 280 register try googling it

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Stuart A » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:50 pm

Hi Ben, I own the car now that you are looking for. I bought it in May this year. I would be really interested in hearing from you about any further info that you can give me. I will post some photos for you to see what it looks like now. I really look forward to hearing from you. Thanks Stuart

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by cellardoor » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:16 pm

Hi if anyone is still interested i owned e280jyt from 1998-2009....i am the one responsable for restoring it to its current glory

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by cellardoor » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:17 pm

And why has it had so many owners?? :headscratch: since i sold it

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Post by al1981gl » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:28 pm

Pretty girls get lots of boy-friends ! :D

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:26 am

al1981gl wrote:Pretty girls get lots of boy-friends ! :D
Hi,
That's a great way of looking at it!

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Terra-Kotta » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:02 pm

It's odd how the 280 I stripped and broke up for parts with a totalled shot shell is now back on the road?!?!? I nearly fell off my chair. Another 2.8i reshell then with only the engine being the original part.

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:52 pm

Terra-Kotta wrote:It's odd how the 280 I stripped and broke up for parts with a totalled shot shell is now back on the road?!?!? I nearly fell off my chair. Another 2.8i reshell then with only the engine being the original part.
Hi,

So, did you sell the V5 then?

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Terra-Kotta » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:02 pm

peers.dupp wrote:
Terra-Kotta wrote:It's odd how the 280 I stripped and broke up for parts with a totalled shot shell is now back on the road?!?!? I nearly fell off my chair. Another 2.8i reshell then with only the engine being the original part.
Hi,

So, did you sell the V5 then?

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I sold the very rotten shell that was way way way beyond saving with the v5. No laws broken here! :ebay:

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:50 pm

Terra-Kotta wrote:No laws broken here!
Hi,

I'm not suggesting that an honest and trustworthy citizen, such as yourself, would ever break the law.
Just to be nosey, how much did you get for the V5, er, I mean the shell?
There was one on Ebay recently for £1500.

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Terra-Kotta » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:13 pm

peers.dupp wrote:
Terra-Kotta wrote:No laws broken here!
Hi,

I'm not suggesting that an honest and trustworthy citizen, such as yourself, would ever break the law.
Just to be nosey, how much did you get for the V5, er, I mean the shell?
There was one on Ebay recently for £1500.

Andrew.
I paid £300 for a complete 280. Recovery costs were zero as it was about 12 doors down from me. A few characters got upset.
I sold.....

Interior £900
Wheels £300
Axle. £450.
I sold the shell with engine and box for £300.

And that to date was the last Capri I broke I think. Still had the stickers on screen (old style police aware) northants police dated in 1993. It was in a damp garage a long long time. Car was rotten and battered but interior was mint.

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:57 pm

Hi,

Interesting to see what the parts were selling for back then!

Considering that was over twenty years ago, they don't fetch that much more now.

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Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

Post by Terra-Kotta » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:20 pm

I did that in 2008!

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