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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby andyd » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:40 am

Paul G wrote:I agree some of the dealers are cheeky with their prices and this lovely Ghia is no exception.

Bought from Anglia auctions for £9540 it was on ebay 3 days after the sale.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... ghia-auto/

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-FORD-CA ... Swxuha3gfh

This said, when moaning about the mark-ups (which are greedy with some dealers) you have to remember that he will have to warranty the 42 year old car for at least 3 months and prepare it and make sure it is safe to go on the road. Furthermore many dealers have to stock their businesses partly with money borrowed on overdraft, advertise the vehicle often for quite a long time (advertising can be bloody expensive)and here's the killer they have to pay VAT on their mark up (gross profit) which with this car would be around £800. Add in the cost of Motor Trade premises, insurance, crappy part exchanges etc and the gloss goes a bit off their huge profits.

Good points Paul!
Often we don't take into account ALL the expenses selling a car.

Only on 1 classic car in the last 5 years have I had a warranty of 3 months! No one else has offered them in my experience.....

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby Paul G » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:02 am

They don't offer warranties Andy, but they are much more bound by the sale of goods act than a private seller so will have to swallow for serious problems that occur in the first three months after selling a car.

Say someone bought that Ghia then two days later the timing gear stripped - they would be most likely going back to them for redress. The buyer could say it's not either fit for purpose (ie won't run) or not of satisfactory quality (ie a £13,000 car should go for longer than 2 days without breaking down). The courts and trading standards would back the buyer in this sort of instance which the dealer still had no way of forseeing and he would have to cough up for the repairs. He still has to budget for this kind of thing.

A lot of people out there buy a 42 year old classic car without any forethough for the need of extra maintenance and repairs and because they've paid £13K for it expect it to be exactly as reliable and maintenance free as the brand new Dacia Duster or VW Polo that their money would otherwise have bought.

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby andyd » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:31 pm

Pas28i wrote:Price has been reduced https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-2 ... SwF8lbDpgF

Or make offer.......So to me that means £18k would be a good offer and probably accepted.....Which I said the reserve probably was,
and that's a realistic price at present imo :)

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:29 pm

andyd wrote:This one now on bids or £12000 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-capri-2 ... SwbEZbJLsZ

At a guess, I would suggest that it has been very well maintained in it's current ownership and at £12K would make a great buy for somebody. Obviously, you can tell from the photos that it's from an affluent household. That in itself doesn't mean much, but remember that the current owner paid a fair bit of cash for that NOS dirver's seat some years ago. somebody willing to spend that much money on the car is unlikely to cut corners when it it comes to servicing and repairs. If I was searching for a 2.8 to buy, that car would be first on my list of cars for sale to go and have a look at.
I just love the colour combination too!

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby andyd » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:27 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:This one now on bids or £12000 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-capri-2 ... SwbEZbJLsZ

At a guess, I would suggest that it has been very well maintained in it's current ownership and at £12K would make a great buy for somebody. Obviously, you can tell from the photos that it's from an affluent household. That in itself doesn't mean much, but remember that the current owner paid a fair bit of cash for that NOS dirver's seat some years ago. somebody willing to spend that much money on the car is unlikely to cut corners when it it comes to servicing and repairs. If I was searching for a 2.8 to buy, that car would be first on my list of cars for sale to go and have a look at.
I just love the colour combination too!

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:agree: Andrew!
You get what you pay for and prices won't come down that quickly, so this should be snapped up if as good as it looks....

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby D366Y » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:26 pm

Just gone to check the link and it's already gone!

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:01 pm

D366Y wrote:Just gone to check the link and it's already gone!

The listing has been removed from Ebay, but can still be found on the Car and Classic website:
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C991906
Curiously, my post in this thread with the link to the original advert has disappeared. Spooky......

This one looks nice too:
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1002126

These two look reasonably priced:
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1002517
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C972710

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby Pas28i » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:31 pm

Beat me to it!!

I really like that mk2 and its not a ridiculous price for a low mileage 3.0, a huge saving on these;-

there’s this lovely 3000e in aubergine for £32k;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-CAPRI-M ... SwPapbCY2W

And this burgundy auto for £27k;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1972-K-reg-F ... SwsxJa2J6W

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby andyd » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:57 pm

Now here at £19000 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-M ... Sw2NBbRfYy But £17150 on Dr B's site :?

What's with the 280 decals :headscratch:

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:36 pm

andyd wrote:What's with the 280 decals :headscratch:

I'm not sure if it's just the photos, but it doesn't even look the right colour to be a 280 lookalike.

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby andyd » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:09 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:What's with the 280 decals :headscratch:

I'm not sure if it's just the photos, but it doesn't even look the right colour to be a 280 lookalike.

Andrew.

:agree: Andrew it's nothing like Brooklands Green, and not the colour I would have chosen to paint an early 4 speed :?

IMO should have put the proper 2.8 injection decals on it or left them off.....But each to their own. Apart from that it looks ok but not in a colour I would pay top money for!

Also the middle and rear exhaust sections look like mild steel and not stainless as stated.

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby Pas28i » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:44 pm

The radio in one pic belongs in a mk1 or mk2, and where are the recaros?

The seats look like retrimmed late S seats or xr3i, but the character of a 4speed is the Carla trim!

If it has to be green then forest green would have been better, and I agree with the comments on the stripes.

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:07 pm

Yes that radio is all wrong also OCD time the window Handel on the passenger side is missing the knob . Top money you want a knob to open the window .


Joke there somewhere but can’t think of one .
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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby andyd » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:17 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes that radio is all wrong also OCD time the window Handel on the passenger side is missing the knob . Top money you want a knob to open the window .


Joke there somewhere but can’t think of one .

Would have been better modifying the correct style radio as this one doesn't really fit, and it would drive me nuts looking at it :doh:

Is the knob missing or just a different style/colour :?

Easy to criticise, but for a restored car I think the little details like this could have been a little better.
:goodluck: to the seller although it will only appeal to a minority the way it is, therefore can't see it making a huge amount on bids!!

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:26 pm

That the thing we all do our capris / Xr,s to our own taste. Like your small mark on you hub cap ( I bet you have fixed it ) that we know it’s on our job sheets or if your Danny A4 sheet .
Yes I would have not cut the dash or got a radio like John has , and Iam saving up for with the hidden Amp .

It will sell as It will tick all the boxes for somebody . Also it looks like a 280 Brooklands . :beer:
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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby andyd » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:12 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Like your small mark on you hub cap ( I bet you have fixed it )

:wave: :cheers:

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Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Postby Paul G » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:53 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:What's with the 280 decals :headscratch:

I'm not sure if it's just the photos, but it doesn't even look the right colour to be a 280 lookalike.

Andrew.


It's Apollo Green which was used in the late seveties, was available on 3.0S but never on 2.8i.

Lovely looking car though but attention to detail underneath not good enough for me to want to fork out £19K


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