1.6 laser 10 years left outside!

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FirstCarCapri
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1.6 laser 10 years left outside!

Postby FirstCarCapri » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:33 pm

Uncles Capri has been left outside for 10 years and I'm thinking about nabbin' it off him for a decent price!

Any tips for things I should look out for? Looks like it has a very small amount of surface rust on the wheel arch and some small spots around the corners of the panels.

Undercarriage/chassis looks rust free too!

Had a recent service but still failing the MOT (I'll be asking him why of course)
Any idea why this may be the case?

Hoping this would be a great long term investment! Would love to hear some thoughts/feedback! :cool:

timfromull
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Re: 1.6 laser 10 years left outside!

Postby timfromull » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:04 pm

Rust, rust and look out for rust.
It may be a good solid base for a project, hard to say without seeing it........ just be aware that small rust bubbles are like icebergs, what you see is only the tip.
If you do take it on then, fantastic...you're among friends here and have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips.
:welcome: and :goodluck:

timfromull
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Re: 1.6 laser 10 years left outside!

Postby timfromull » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:06 pm

Oh ......one small thing, have you had an insurance quote?
Us old gits are fine but i believe you youngsters get your pants pulled down when it comes to insurance :spank:

Paul G
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Re: 1.6 laser 10 years left outside!

Postby Paul G » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:49 pm

You say it keeps failing the MOT but we may be better able to advise you if you post what it's failed on or if not let us have the reg number so we can look it up on the government MOT website.

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Re: 1.6 laser 10 years left outside!

Postby andyd » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:40 pm

Paul G wrote:You say it keeps failing the MOT but we may be better able to advise you if you post what it's failed on or if not let us have the reg number so we can look it up on the government MOT website.

Here's the link just enter the reg number https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/?_ ... 1506666200

Don't always trust MOT Stations with older cars :spank:

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Re: 1.6 laser 10 years left outside!

Postby Wintersock » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:01 pm

insurance is fine :) I use footmanjames. I got sick of paying 2 grand insurance on a Volvo c30 1.6.. so spent the 2 grand on a Capri and got 150 quid insurance :woot:

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Kieran