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Re: Interesting.....

Post by 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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Post by 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.....

Post by 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.....

Post by 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.....

Post by 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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Post by 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.....

Post by 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.....

Post by 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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Post by 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.....

Post by 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:

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Re: Interesting.....

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri May 31, 2019 5:34 pm

Funny as I was looking at this Andy as it needs work but would be a very nice mk1 Capri . Yes not standard .
I say 3k as a guess ?
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Interesting.....

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:48 am

andyd wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:23 pm
I wonder what this will sell for? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-M ... SwMv9c7vva
That looks like an Capri with an interesting history, and if it really is the earliest mark 1 in existence it would be nice if it were to be restored to it's former glory.
I think it will sell for close to £5K. I suspect that as it's in fairly good condition externally (certainly not as bad as most barn find Capris we see on Ebay), that will catch people out and they will be tempted into over bidding, not realising how much it will cost to restore. As I write this, the bidding stands at over £2K.
It's great that the seller has been really honest with his thorough description and added lots of photos to show the condition and faults. Some sellers would probably say something about adding fresh petrol and it would be ready to drive away! :lol:

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Re: Interesting.....

Post by andyd » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:14 am

I'm with Andrew at the £5k region.

:agree: A very good honest advert.

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Re: Interesting.....

Post by andyd » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:26 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:34 pm

I say 3k as a guess ?
Unlucky JM, car currently at £3001.

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Re: Interesting.....

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:40 pm

Yes £3k with 4 days to go , the left hand drive one at CCI was £3900 and that does need more work I guess but has been sitting there a year .
Prices are going up still .
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Re: Interesting.....

Post by andyd » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:46 pm

Just a feeling, but like many other items I think this is going to be back on Ebay after winning bidder fails to purchase!

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Re: Interesting.....

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:18 pm

andyd wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Just a feeling, but like many other items I think this is going to be back on Ebay after winning bidder fails to purchase!
It needs a lot of work and parts and you could be right there Andy
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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