Where is she now?

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:08 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I used this one from online never new there was another two ?

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -a-vehicle

I filled in part A as Iam the owner

It's only a £5 and really worth doing as it completes my history folder on the car .


Thanks for that link Jason. Did you print the form out and post it to dvla with a cheque for a fiver ?
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:20 pm

Yes just filled in wrote that I was keeping a good history with the car and sent a cheque . It took about 3 weeks I think to come back and it's just makes the car history folder so good .

Keep us posted .
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:51 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes just filled in wrote that I was keeping a good history with the car and sent a cheque . It took about 3 weeks I think to come back and it's just makes the car history folder so good .

Keep us posted .


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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:10 pm

Hi,
So, exactly what information is provided? Presumably it's the names and addresses of all the previous owners and the date they acquired the car?

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:39 pm

First is the paper work from the dealers to tax and give the address of the new keeper then it's all the paper work for when the car was sold and new keepers forms sent out . O C D warning ..................
I have bought myself a large leather folder with them A4 plastic sleeves and been putting all the paper work in order of date along with the service records and even down to like wipers and a air freshener from fords recipient. I have all the tax disks and I have photo copied the first one and put that in the car . Also have the mot from its first one . I might Wright out to all the old owners and ask if they have any pictures .
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:48 am

Hi,
Thanks for that. It sounds as though it's definitely worth having.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:09 pm

Hi all. As I said before I have been amazed at the number of viewings of this post.
This is my first attempt at posting some picks quality not very good as they are scans of photos taken in late February 1987. Perhaps these may jog someone's memory.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Not_Anumber » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Its a nice looking Cabaret.

Whether the colour divide is half way up the body like the Cabaret or below the bumper line I think Capris do look very good in 2 tone paint

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:44 am

Thanks for that. Not sure what she looks like now, if she still exists, as the pictures were taken when she was only 4 years old. I used to think that the 2 tone paint looked better on the 2.8s with only the part below the side moulding in silver, but now I think the Cabarets & Calypso look good too.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:44 pm

Just thought I'd leave another post on this thread in case anyone new may be looking on here. This is also the time of year that I bought and eventually traded in my Cabaret II.

If DJX330Y still exists I would love to see her and maybe buy her back. Alternatively I may be interested in buying a well looked after low mileage Cabaret I or II, 2.0ltr. Perhaps you have one and want to move on to a 3.0ltr to 2.8I.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Pas28i » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:56 pm

Hi hope you find your Capri and I think cabarets rarely come up for sale, but there is this alternative on eBay; a Calypso!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-C ... SwUDxaeKXU

Looks nice, maybe a little pricey though!

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Not_Anumber » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:21 pm

A lot of money but probably now quite a rare Capri. Its funny how those GL type steel wheels looks so different in bare, without trim rings and without the black sections painted in. Not better or worse just distinctively different and clean looking.

Although most of the special editions were really only 'special' in not having the more usual model designation letters they will always be interesting as so few of each type were made.

Only thing is spotted was the reference to the standard manual choke - would this have been standard as I'd assumed all Pinto engined Mk3s had auto chokes

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby tejb1 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:34 pm

I'd assume the manual choke would be fitted to a carb replacing the original VV - a 34ich or similar.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:38 pm

So today I was reading the stuff I had back from the DVLA with the addresses of the previous owners .
So I have done a letter asking if they have any pictures or stories .

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 .

Thoughts please ladies and gents before I send . :beer:
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby pbar » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:09 am

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.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:30 am

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.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby D366Y » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:41 am

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 think you might get a slightly more positive response if you included a picture or offered to if they are interested?? Or even direct whomever you send the letters to to this forum/thread so prove you're not a whacky scammer??

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:30 am

Some good points there , yes I was worried myself that’s they may feel something is not right . One owner is very well known in the Capri world and i did email him and he was fine .
I only have 3 letters to go out and I think the first owner passed away because it then was register to his oldest son .

As they say if you don’t try you will never know .
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:27 am

If it were me I might be a little hesitant for the reasons given by others. But if I was confident that you where genuine, I would be happy to give any details that I had.

Good luck with your enquires.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby andyd » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:05 pm

I received a text message from the current owner of my Focus ST asking a couple of questions. He got my number from an invoice that went with the car......No problem imo