Help buying 2.8

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Help buying 2.8

Postby Bakes07 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:47 am

Hi guys.

This is my first post so any help would be appreciated.

I having been looking for a while now for a nice late Capri but most cars seem to have had 15 owners no history and badly looked after. I know this is a old car and what to expect but finding a good one seems difficult.

I have however seen a couple going through Auction which look good but am nervous of the whole auction thing then driving home.

There is a nice Paris blue 2.8 and a Brooklands going through CCA auctions on the 1st December which look nice examples.

Does anyone know about those cars or have any advice.

Thanks in advance

Paul

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby andyd » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:17 am

:welcome: Paul.
I assume you want a 2.8 Special or 280 if you are looking for a later car?
I would rather buy from a fixed price dealer or private sale...Auctions could cost you over the odds if you get into a bidding war.

The amount of owners wouldn't bother me too much, as with most older Fords rust is your main concern, so make sure you check any car.

Plenty of helpful people on here who can advise you, maybe put up a link to anything you like and someone may know the car...

:goodluck:

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby Bakes07 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:34 am

Andy thanks for the reply. Yes I agree the Paris blue car just caught my eye with sensible owners and condition and half of me thinks December is usually quiet for classics with the man in the red suit around the corner.

Who knows the search continues.

Cheers.

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:47 am

Hi and welcome to the site
Yes I agree with Andy , there are some really nice capris out there but also some real bad ones . Auctions are ok but I would always want to drive the car first . Many members on here who will help .
Where in the U.K. are you ?
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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby andyd » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:21 am

Bakes07 wrote:Andy thanks for the reply. Yes I agree the Paris blue car just caught my eye with sensible owners and condition and half of me thinks December is usually quiet for classics with the man in the red suit around the corner.

Who knows the search continues.

Cheers.

Looks a nice example https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1053290 Like mine it has the Capri Club wheels.

MOT History
D457OWC FORD CAPRI
Colour Blue
Fuel type Petrol
Date registered 8 August 1986
MOT valid until 3 July 2019

Date tested 4 July 2018
Pass
Mileage 71,634 miles
MOT test number 5949 3242 2660

Expiry date 3 July 2019
The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018

Date tested 26 May 2009
Pass
Mileage 71,373 miles
MOT test number 5422 4604 9196

Expiry date 25 May 2010
Advisory notice item(s)
rear flexy hose ferrule corroded
o/s/f t c a bush worn.

Date tested 4 April 2008
Pass
Mileage 70,615 miles
MOT test number 6910 3579 8024

Expiry date 3 April 2009
Date tested 23 December 2006
Pass
Mileage 70,063 miles
MOT test number 4442 4725 6374

Expiry date 22 January 2008
Date tested 23 January 2006

Pass
Mileage 68,260 miles
MOT test number 4901 3352 6001
Expiry date 22 January 2007

At least £15000 I reckon, you might get a bargain as it's December...But remember the Auction fees!!

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby Bakes07 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:05 am

Thanks guys am in Southport. Am not sure at £15k it would be for me but who knows as still unsure about the auction would prefer to me meet the person who has owned it.

Thanks

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby laserdude » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:46 am

Hi I know where there are a couple of Capri 2.8 injection's for sale but aren't on the market yet. If you are genuine send me a PM and I'll give you the details on them. The only thing is they aren't late ones. One is a A reg the other a B reg. They are both really nice genuine low mileage examples and not silly money.

Cheers

Tom.

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby andyd » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:50 am

Bakes07 wrote:Thanks guys am in Southport. Am not sure at £15k it would be for me but who knows as still unsure about the auction would prefer to me meet the person who has owned it.

Thanks

Cheap and worth a call ?? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-CAPRI-2 ... rk:50:pf:0

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby Caprigear » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:04 pm

Bakes07 wrote:Hi guys.

This is my first post so any help would be appreciated.

I having been looking for a while now for a nice late Capri but most cars seem to have had 15 owners no history and badly looked after. I know this is a old car and what to expect but finding a good one seems difficult.

I have however seen a couple going through Auction which look good but am nervous of the whole auction thing then driving home.

There is a nice Paris blue 2.8 and a Brooklands going through CCA auctions on the 1st December which look nice examples.

Does anyone know about those cars or have any advice.

Thanks in advance



Paul


A good friend of mine has a really nice Black A plate car that he's selling, I think he's only the second or third owner, original spec. If you're interested, PM me your contact number and I'll pass it onto him.
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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby Bakes07 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:36 pm

Hi guys

Thanks for all the help and replies. I would definitely consider looking at a early car if it was right.

I think the blue car attracted me because the miles owners history were all nice plus a little restoration being done. Ticks a lot of boxes.

I think the last two cars I looked at have had a negative effect being a total loss and owner not admitting it and then 18 owners for another.

Thanks for your help.

Regards

Paul

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby Bakes07 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:38 pm

Sorry I did look at the black one on eBay but with no history it also looks very cheap in the market which made me nervous.

Just hpi the black one it shows up previously stolen.

Not sure how that affect it 25 years on.

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby andyd » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:53 pm

Bakes07 wrote:Hi guys

Thanks for all the help and replies. I would definitely consider looking at a early car if it was right.


Depends on your budget, although all good 2.8's are now within a certain price bracket. Best to keep your options open :)
Bakes07 wrote:Sorry I did look at the black one on eBay but with no history it also looks very cheap in the market which made me nervous.

Just hpi the black one it shows up previously stolen.

Not sure how that affect it 25 years on.

I expect insurers would still have an issue :spank:

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby Bakes07 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:58 pm

Thanks Andy just saw a nice one on autotrader so may consider that. Prices seem to be all over the place at the minute.

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby andyd » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:15 pm

Bakes07 wrote:Thanks Andy just saw a nice one on autotrader so may consider that. Prices seem to be all over the place at the minute.

Keep us informed and post some pics if/when you get one :)

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby Bakes07 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:44 pm

Will do thanks for your help.

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby timfromull » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:44 pm

Welcome mate...........
When I first read the help wanted to buy a 2.8, I thought you wanted us all to chip in...... :sarcasmalert:

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Re: Help buying 2.8

Postby andyd » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:10 pm

andyd wrote:
Bakes07 wrote:Andy thanks for the reply. Yes I agree the Paris blue car just caught my eye with sensible owners and condition and half of me thinks December is usually quiet for classics with the man in the red suit around the corner.

Who knows the search continues.

Cheers.

Looks a nice example https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1053290 Like mine it has the Capri Club wheels.


At least £15000 I reckon, you might get a bargain as it's December...But remember the Auction fees!!


Sold for £12980 https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/19 ... -28i-10297
£16775 https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/ford-capri-10316 It made around £11/12k on ebay last month.
£18180 https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/19 ... ford-capri
Looks like 3 other Capri's and many others didn't sell.

The whole list https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cc ... ots/pn/all