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Bradbrooke
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Hi
I have a mk 3 2 litre laser that I have owned since 1988. The car has been in storage for the past few years. I am now looking to sell the car but not sure where to advertise or what value to put on it. The car has not been altered in any way and the body work and interior is in relative condition. Just really after some advice.
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Personally I would put a new MOT on it and service items so any new owner doesn't have that to deal with, also a good clean inside and out so the car looks it's best.
Low owner/mileage original cars seem to be sought after, but anything rust free should be the priority.

Capri prices are all over the place, so all you can do is look at similar cars to see what they are advertised for or have sold at recently and advertise it on here and Car and Classic with a good description and nice pictures.
You could try Ebay with a reserve, but I wouldn't trust it to make the right price as like many auctions people usually want a bargain or won't pay up :roll:

:goodluck:
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andyd wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:20 am Personally I would put a new MOT on it and service items so any new owner doesn't have that to deal with, also a good clean inside and out so the car looks it's best.
Low owner/mileage original cars seem to be sought after, but anything rust free should be the priority.

Capri prices are all over the place, so all you can do is look at similar cars to see what they are advertised for or have sold at recently and advertise it on here and Car and Classic with a good description and nice pictures.
You could try Ebay with a reserve, but I wouldn't trust it to make the right price as like many auctions people usually want a bargain or won't pay up :roll:

:goodluck:
Many thanks for the advice.
Bradbrooke
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Many thanks for the advice.
Lord Flasheart
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Post by Lord Flasheart »

andyd wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:20 am Personally I would put a new MOT on it and service items so any new owner doesn't have that to deal with, also a good clean inside and out so the car looks it's best.
Low owner/mileage original cars seem to be sought after, but anything rust free should be the priority.

Capri prices are all over the place, so all you can do is look at similar cars to see what they are advertised for or have sold at recently and advertise it on here and Car and Classic with a good description and nice pictures.
You could try Ebay with a reserve, but I wouldn't trust it to make the right price as like many auctions people usually want a bargain or won't pay up :roll:

:goodluck:
Sound advice from Andy, feel free to put your photo's & draft advert here & folks will guide you as to photo's & description that people would want to know
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Post by pbar »

Andy's advice above is excellent as usual, to be honest though you haven't given anywhere near enough info to value a car. It's not even known if the car starts, let alone runs, or even the mileage.
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Post by Not_Anumber »

Can you provide a bit more information for us to go on ? What do you regard as relative condition - for that look at capris shown in photos on this forum, capris that are advertised on Ebay etc and start to get an idea of where yours would fit into the market.

As others have said, an MOT and, oli change , basic service items and a good wash, wax and hoover is always a good starting point when selling. Consider changing the battery if it has seen better days and no longer holds it's charge well.
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