Where is she now?

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:20 pm

Hi,
It wouldn't bother me if a new owner called to ask questions about a car that I used to own.
Not unless I was watching something good on TV at the time..... :)

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:27 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:something good on TV

Andrew.

:o When is it on Andrew :?: :sarcasmalert:

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby pbar » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:12 am

andyd wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:something good on TV

Andrew.

:o When is it on Andrew :?: :sarcasmalert:


Anytime between 1970 and circa 1984 :D

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:23 am

pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:something good on TV

Andrew.

:o When is it on Andrew :?: :sarcasmalert:


Anytime between 1970 and circa 1984 :D

That goes for music too :guitar: :cheers:

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby pbar » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:39 am

andyd wrote:That goes for music too :guitar: :cheers:


Spot on Andy, yes for sure :guitar:

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:56 am

For music, try starting in the 1950s. Original Rock n Roll is hard to beat.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:04 am

Nigel 1953 wrote:For music, try starting in the 1950s. Original Rock n Roll is hard to beat.

:wave: Good call Nigel

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby pbar » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:07 am

Yes, a lot of creative people around in the 50's for music, who cared a lot. Same for the 60's, 70's were great, still ok into the 80's. Stated going downhill after that to the dire state it is in now.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:22 pm

So I got my first Answer this morning with some good pictures and a little information as they did there work on keeping the car .
Here’s a quick picture I got .

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Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:38 pm

She looks very smart. Any idea when this pic was taken.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:22 pm

Yes they had the car from June 2008 - Dec 2008 so not long really
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:42 pm

:cheers: Always worth asking.

The worst that can happen is if people don't want to help they won't reply.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:40 pm

That’s true but I have just heard from the first owner now who had the car from 1987 -2002 and only had 24000 miles when he past it on to his son also the car has been garage all it’s life . He is sorting some pictures out for me .
As me and I hope I am talking the same about all of us on here the cars in our lifes are almost like family and how many times do we here I regret selling her . It’s in our blood , yes I was worried about sending the letters out but so far it’s been very supported . I might just be lucky but to here why the car has new headlight on the front from the 4th owner was because they were milky is like heaven to the ears as I was wondering if they got broke .
Know I would say go for it as the only real thing to happen is they say get stuffed and that had not happened to me and I have some great pictures to go with my great history .

And the answer is No I will never sell she’s staying in my family and if the kids need the money then it will be there’s to sell .
If not I might build a pyramid with me in the car in the dame middle . “ I bet this would take off old John hill always up for making some cash and he has the room “ who going on dragon den with me ?
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:51 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:As me and I hope I am talking the same about all of us on here the cars in our lifes are almost like family and how many times do we here I regret selling her .


:agree:
Any car I own gets treated well and I would have loved to have kept many I have sold the last 5 years or so, but the usual storage and ££ are the main issues we all have......Eventually, my current Sierra ticks all the right boxes and hopefully won't be going anywhere soon :D

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:51 pm

As no information regarding DJX330Y has been received l am thinking of posting a wanted add on the sales and Wanted board. I would be looking for a rust free (tall order, I know). A 2.0 possibly a 1.6. (Quite like the early 1.6 LS or even 1.6 Cameo).

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:14 pm

Nigel 1953 wrote:As no information regarding DJX330Y has been received l am thinking of posting a wanted add on the sales and Wanted board. I would be looking for a rust free (tall order, I know). A 2.0 possibly a 1.6. (Quite like the early 1.6 LS or even 1.6 Cameo).

You have nothing to lose!
Keep an eye on Ebay, Car and Classic, Gumtree, Pistonheads and Autotrader too.

:goodluck:

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:19 pm

andyd wrote:
pbar wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:
How would you all feel if you got a letter I have given my full name and address with my e mail and said the car is fine .



Initially, I would probably think there was a dodgy scam going on to be honest! But there is no harm in what you're doing, you may get some positive replies.

I have rang or written to previous owners of some cars if their contact details were on a receipt etc.
All of them were happy to answer any questions and glad to hear the car was still ok :)

I have the addresses of all the previous keepers of my XR, as there are copies of the V5 in with the paperwork, but have not contacted them.

I wrote to the long term owner of my Sierra earlier this month, and he called me within 2 days! Had a good chat about the car and he gave me the number of the chap that recommissioned it so I called him too :D
Both were helpful and glad it was on the road, and one hoped to see it at some point....That to be arranged.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:25 pm

That’s great as you get the life of the car and what things everybody has done to the car and they all wanted to see pictures of there old car . The first owner said to me I always looked out for my Capri as we only used it some weekends and it was garaged .
Also they might have some old pictures .
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:32 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:That’s great as you get the life of the car and what things everybody has done to the car and they all wanted to see pictures of there old car . The first owner said to me I always looked out for my Capri as we only used it some weekends and it was garaged .
Also they might have some old pictures .


I emailed the chap some pics and he was happy :D He bought the car in 1989 and he's now 72 years old :)