8000miles from new Special

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8000miles from new Special

Postby Pas28i » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:36 pm

Hi,

Hope you don't mind this post but found a couple of nice Capris on pistonheads especially this 2.8 Special with 8000miles, no doubt will fetch quite a bit...

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds ... 8i/7419896

A nice mk2 1.6L that looks familiar....

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds ... es/7422397

And this mk1 3.0GT....

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds ... lr/7416531

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:52 pm

Hi,
Love the black 2.8, and from the pictures it looks as though the mileage could be genuine. It's incredible how many of these low mileage Capris keep popping up at auction! It'll be interesting to see what that sells for.

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Pas28i » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:43 pm

Agree, I'm always surprised when Capris like this still pop up; I thought all would've surfaced by now!

The black one is really nice and it has a long MOT so hopefully drivable straight away...I guess!

On Gumtree there is a one owner from new 2.0S with the rare red/black Carla trim, its more of a project (offers invited) but looks ok, and a genuine mk1 wing for £500 (sorry can't copy links).

Question is, will the classic car bubble burst?

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:05 pm

Pas28i wrote:Question is, will the classic car bubble burst?

In my opinion, and that's just a guess, I think that as long as the banking interest rates stay low, investers will see classic cars as a reasonably safe place to put their money and still get a reasonable return on it. As long as investors are buying, that is keeping the prices buoyant. I believe that to be the case at the top end of the market, anyway. At the lower end, where the Capri resides, I think the market is being driven by nostalgia. People of a certain age ( :whistle: ) remember these cars fondly from their youth and now they have the means to buy them. Again, the demand is driving the prices skyward. Personally, I can't see the Capri dropping in price anytime soon, and that's a shame as I'd love that black 2.8! :D

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Pas28i » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:52 pm

This looks like a nice alternative in mineral blue with 39k miles at £18500

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C890078

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:19 pm

Pas28i wrote:This looks like a nice alternative in mineral blue with 39k miles at £18500

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C890078


Hi,
Another stunner!
Looks good with the plate, I wonder if it's being sold with the car?

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:12 pm


Nice. Where have they been keeping them all ??

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:33 am



Very very nice.......expensive though.

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Pas28i » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:49 pm

I do like 2.8's in blue, especially the two tone combo with pepper pots!

Found this nice looking all blue 4speed;

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C899973

I'd prefer the injection stripe on the front wings to tuck round to the headlamps, but I'm just too fussy for my own good!

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:16 pm

Looks great!

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby andyd » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:27 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Looks great!

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:agree: And about right with the price too.....

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Not_Anumber » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:20 am

It always seemed a pity they discontinued the option of Carla trim on the 2.8i in early 1983.

Im presuming this only happened because Ford wanted to visually separate the Injection from what had now become the entry level car, the LS which had Carla trim (albeit non Recaro) now that the base, L & GL had all been discontinued.

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby andyd » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:26 am

Not_Anumber wrote:It always seemed a pity they discontinued the option of Carla trim on the 2.8i in early 1983.

Im presuming this only happened because Ford wanted to visually separate the Injection from what had now become the entry level car, the LS which had Carla trim (albeit non Recaro) now that the base, L & GL had all been discontinued.

I like Carla too, or that check design in any 70/80's car not just the Capri.....Carla with the half leather would be good with me :D

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:26 am

Not_Anumber wrote:It always seemed a pity they discontinued the option of Carla trim on the 2.8i in early 1983.

I agree, I really like the Carla upholstery. Perhaps it was discontinued because it would have looked dated back then. Changing the upholstery material would have been a cheap fix to modernise the interior. With the increased interest in retro stuff, the carla check seems to be cool now.

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Re: 8000miles from new Special

Postby Pas28i » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:14 pm

Back in the day as a schoolboy I thought the Carla trim was getting dated, a mates dad had a 4speed that I loved, but then I was given the 84 Ford brochure with the 5speed and thought the monza trim was really modern and better, but now grown fond of the checkered trim just as much, gives more character.

The monza trim was used in the xr3i and think ford saved money by using the same trim, plus it was in my view the most up to date at the time and quite luxurious!
The strobe trim in the half leather is the same as the Granada GL.

I remember a classicford buyers guide in 2001 / 02 on the 3.0S and they said to ditch the Carla trim and go for the half leathers...no wonder they're valuable now!


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