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Insurance Value

Post by Bux657 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:49 pm

So, I have inherited a beautiful red ford Capri 2.8i laser with vinyl roof, 55000 k on the clock And very nice condition,
Any idea what value I should be insuring it at please?

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Mr B » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:07 am

This is going to be interesting....

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:03 am

Bux657 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:49 pm
So, I have inherited a beautiful red ford Capri 2.8i laser with vinyl roof, 55000 k on the clock And very nice condition,
Any idea what value I should be insuring it at please?
:welcome: to the forum!
If this is a genuine enquiry, I suggest using the Hagerty Insurance valuation tool:
https://www.hagerty.co.uk/valuation/tool/

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by andyd » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:02 am

Capri 2.8i laser with vinyl roof :o They are like rocking horse :turd:

Probably worth £100k at least!!

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Bux657 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:10 am

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by andyd » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:05 am

Excuse my flippant comment above, now I see the pics you have a 2.8 Special. Lasers were 1.6 and 2.0 only.

Looks nice and not many models like that are under £10,000 now, but it all depends on overall condition etc.
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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:13 am

Looks good!
I can't recall ever seeing a Special with a vinyl roof.

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Bux657 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:17 am

Thank you,
just goes to show what I know about Capris,
It was my missus Nans, she drove it about a mile so I used to give it a run on a Sunday, has a load of body work done to it 2 years ago and a re-spray so looks amazing!
I followed her hurst in it with black ribbons on
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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Bux657 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:20 am

So what’s different about the Lasers?

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by andyd » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:39 am

That was a nice gesture for the funeral, I'm sure she would have loved that :cool:

From Wikipedia;
November 1984 onwards, the Capri was sold only in Britain, with only right hand drive cars being made from this date. The normally aspirated 1.6 and 2.0 variants were rebranded with a new trim level – "Lasers" – which featured a fully populated instrument pod, leather gear lever, leather steering wheel, four-spoke alloy wheels as used on the S models, an electric aerial and colour-coded grille and mirrors.

Plenty of helpful tips and advice on here :)
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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Bux657 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:35 pm

All very interesting, thank you!

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Bux657 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:38 pm

Although it sounds like the only difference between the laser and my special would be the four spoke alloys...

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by andyd » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:38 pm

Bux657 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Although it sounds like the only difference between the laser and my special would be the four spoke alloys...
Yes alloys and different interior trim
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Any other differences are mostly mechanical.
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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Bug » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:57 pm

andyd wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:38 pm
Bux657 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Although it sounds like the only difference between the laser and my special would be the four spoke alloys...
Yes alloys and different interior trim
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Any other differences are mostly mechanical.
The small matter of the engine springs to mind. :xd:

I assume the vinyl roof was either retro fitted or it's had a replacement tailgate, as that hasn't been done as you would expect?

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by andyd » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:05 pm

Bug wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:57 pm
andyd wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:38 pm
Bux657 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Although it sounds like the only difference between the laser and my special would be the four spoke alloys...
Yes alloys and different interior trim
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Any other differences are mostly mechanical.
The small matter of the engine springs to mind. :xd:

I think mechanical covers that one :D
Don't you even dare think about opening your sunroof :twak:

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Bux657 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:29 pm

How would you expect the roof to be done?
She did have a big smash in it years ago and twisted the assessors are to let her restore it as it was pretty much a rite off!

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by andyd » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:39 pm

Bux657 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:29 pm
How would you expect the roof to be done?
She did have a big smash in it years ago and twisted the assessors are to let her restore it as it was pretty much a rite off!
It should be around the back window on the tailgate too. I didn't notice until Bug mentioned it.
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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Bux657 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:11 pm

It must of been a new tail gate then when it was brought back from the dead!
It has a tiny bit of rust in the lower corner of the window at the back coming through so maybe il wrap it when I come to sorting it , the boot is the only bit that hasn’t got fresh paint on it!

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Bux657 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:13 pm

So how does the vinyl meet the spoiler? I’m going to see if I can find some pictures

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Re: Insurance Value

Post by Paul G » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:45 pm

Bux657 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:13 pm
So how does the vinyl meet the spoiler? I’m going to see if I can find some pictures
It doesn't meet the spoiler, it is vinyl covered down about 2" below the window. The vinyl is finished off with a metallic strip which runs across the tailgate to line up with the finishing trims on the rear pillars.

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