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Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:18 pm

It's not often these days that you see a Capri for sale in a car showroom, but here is a 1.6 Laser:

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I think £6495 is top money though, especially for a car with no MOT currently and a bit of a history where corrosion is concerned.
Still, it's always nice to see a Capri.

By the way, it's in Garej Felinfach if anybody is interested.

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by stevemarl » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:41 pm

I thought it was illegal to sell a car without an MOT? At least for a dealer.
Garej Felinfach, is that Germany?

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:50 pm

I didn't know about the MOT thing.
The dealer, I would imagine, will MOT the car for the buyer.
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Garej Felinfach, is that Germany?
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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by stevemarl » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:07 pm

I think the MOT issue arises with a dealer because it would be illegal to sell something which was not fit for purpose or of `merchantable quality` and without an MOT - I mean you couldn`t even drive it away you`d have to trailer it. A private individual doesn`t have the same restrictions, it`s just sold as seen. I`m sure I did read that once, but as always I could be wrong, rules change et cetera.

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by pbar » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:05 am

It would be sold with a new MOT I should think, that's what most dealers seem to do. No point in giving it an MOT now I suppose in case it is stood in the dealership for months.

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by pbar » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:12 am

Bet it was one of those jaw dropping moments when you saw that in the showroom. Another one of those moments yesterday in fact as this was spotted, in a local garage near me -

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by stevemarl » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:57 am

How come Stockport`s full of daily drivers yet I`ve not seen a Capri on the road for a couple of years???

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by pbar » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:07 am

stevemarl wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:57 am
I`ve not seen a Capri on the road for a couple of years???
You saw one recently didn't you Steve, along with a Smart on the same day?

That Capri on the ramps has no tax or MOT, so am assuming it's in the process of getting ready after a lay off/restoration? But I don't know. That particular everyday garage does have classics in there frequently.

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:58 am

Some great finds there with the rain we had yesterday there was more luck seeing a boat then a Capri ..
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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:22 pm

Great to see these Capris being spotted, love the look of that Laser in bright red.

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:44 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
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Some great finds there with the rain we had yesterday there was more luck seeing a boat then a Capri ..
Thanks Jason,
Usually it's the South East that is bathed in sunshine while it pours down here.
Sounds like it was the other way around yesterday!

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:45 pm

pbar wrote:
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Bet it was one of those jaw dropping moments when you saw that in the showroom. Another one of those moments yesterday in fact as this was spotted, in a local garage near me -

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Nice spot and good to see.
It looks as though you must have been shaking with excitement too, as your photo is quite blurry! :D

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:47 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:22 pm
Great to see these Capris being spotted, love the look of that Laser in bright red.
It's always a nice surprise to see a Capri.
Also, if the garage sell it to a local buyer there will be another Capri in the area that might go to shows.

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by stevemarl » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:07 pm

pbar wrote:
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You saw one recently didn't you Steve, along with a Smart on the same day?
Oh yeah, you`re right, completely forgot about that ;) But I`ve been all over the place this summer and that`s the only one I`ve seen. You``ve had half a dozen!

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by pbar » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:36 am

stevemarl wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:07 pm
You``ve had half a dozen!
I think you were off the day they did maths Steve :)

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by stevemarl » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 pm

Paul,
I meant you`d had half a dozen sightings, I didn`t specify that you`d seen half a dozen different cars ;)

(I did actually do my utmost to BE off when we had maths, that`s true!)

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by pbar » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:05 pm

Well as a couple of cars live close by, I've actually had dozens of sightings!

Funnily enough today, locally, at three different times I saw an E reg Fiesta, an F reg Fiesta and a Mark 1 yellow Escort!

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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:58 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:18 pm

By the way, it's in Garej Felinfach if anybody is interested.

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Ahh Garej Felinfach... my old stomping ground.. there was me, Dyulpoit and Gfewbx, always drinking in the Hyeriopl Arms... oh, those halcyon days..
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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:33 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:58 am
Ahh Garej Felinfach... my old stomping ground.. there was me, Dyulpoit and Gfewbx, always drinking in the Hyeriopl Arms... oh, those halcyon days..
How about Dai and Geraint? How quickly you've forgot your past now that you've upped sticks and moved out to that fancy Cambridgeshire.... :D
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Re: Capri For Sale in Showroom

Post by stevemarl » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:41 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
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Dyulpoit
I thought that was a score in Eurovision.

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