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Capris For Sale and Wanted Adverts
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Re: Interesting.....

Postby D366Y » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:38 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes I do have everything spent on the Capri from new and have done the same in my ownership , but OMG I hope the wife never finds my folder . Also don’t Add up the cost .

Don’t forget for what we spend I wonder how much it works out to how many miles we have done ... not long now for me to work that out as MOT soon .


Probably a good thing I pay for most of the things I have done in cash then! :lol:

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Re: Interesting.....

Postby andyd » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:29 am

Nice Granada but strong money https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-GRANADA ... :rk:2:pf:0
If not some form of mat, I wish previous owners/sellers would at least put a sheet of paper in the drivers footwell before getting in :doh:

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Re: Interesting.....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:54 am

andyd wrote:Nice Granada but strong money https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-GRANADA ... :rk:2:pf:0

:agree: Gorgeous car, but at that price I can't see it being as much of an investment as the advert claims.
Is it one of those cars that's too expensive for the buyer to get much use out of it? For a car to drive and enjoy, there's much better value Granadas out there, in my opinion.

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Re: Interesting.....

Postby Paul G » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:22 pm

I've studied this car quite a bit as it reminds me of Jack Reagan's Consul GT.

Something doesn't ring right with me about this example and I'm wondering if it's a South African import purely because I think the interior is all wrong for a Euro/UK spec GXL. The UK ones had an immitation wood surround to the instrument panel and along the rear of the lefthand side of the dash behind the clock, as well as having these plastic wood insets in the doors. Note - not on them like the later Ghia which was a different interior with the wood capping the doors.

Further it has vinyl seats and I've never seen a GXL fitted with such; base model consuls maybe- but UK GXL's certainly did have cloth seats.

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Re: Interesting.....

Postby andyd » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:39 pm


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Re: Interesting.....

Postby D366Y » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:30 pm

That LS looks lovely, makes you realise how narrow the wheels are mind, they look lost in those arches! :lol:

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Re: Interesting.....

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:23 pm

D366Y wrote:That LS looks lovely, makes you realise how narrow the wheels are mind, they look lost in those arches! :lol:

:D Probably 175 70 13.
I await to be corrected :)

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Re: Interesting.....

Postby D366Y » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:43 pm

andyd wrote:
D366Y wrote:That LS looks lovely, makes you realise how narrow the wheels are mind, they look lost in those arches! :lol:

:D Probably 175 70 13.
I await to be corrected :)


On tiny 6J wheels as well!

Need some nice wide wheels there I think :beer: 8-)

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Re: Interesting.....

Postby Paul G » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:46 pm

165 R 13 were standard and 185/70's were a £55.97 option according to my early 1984 brochure!!!!

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Re: Interesting.....

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:14 pm

Paul G wrote:165 R 13 were standard and 185/70's were a £55.97 option according to my early 1984 brochure!!!!

Thanks Paul.
That was a fair bit of money back then.

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Re: Interesting.....

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:14 pm

D366Y wrote:
andyd wrote:
D366Y wrote:That LS looks lovely, makes you realise how narrow the wheels are mind, they look lost in those arches! :lol:

:D Probably 175 70 13.
I await to be corrected :)


On tiny 6J wheels as well!

Need some nice wide wheels there I think :beer: 8-)

But keep the steels :cheers: