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Re: Most Expensive Capri ?

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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:32 pm
andyd wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:20 pm A mate has a near concours Fiesta Supersport but he does drive it to shows if dry, and pretty much spends the first hour or more cleaning and putting mirrors so you can see the underside. On the odd occasion if has got wet he will have the wheels off when he gets home and clean the inner arches etc!
Hi Andy,
He can't be worried about going for a drive in it, it's good to see that it gets used:



Andrew.
It doesn't do too many miles a year, but as I said above he does only use it when dry but alot of us are like that :)

I remember you saw it at Haynes a few years ago :cool:
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andyd wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:20 pm
Noel wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:18 am I know some people get excited about better-than-factory restorations and all that (and it is impressive) but its not something I really get, like trailer-ing cars to shows just for everyone to have a look at, then take it home after.
This is being sold as an artefact to look at, and for someone to own for the say-so, its not really a motor vehicle any more - at least not at that price.
A mate has a near concours Fiesta Supersport but he does drive it to shows if dry, and pretty much spends the first hour or more cleaning and putting mirrors so you can see the underside. On the odd occasion if has got wet he will have the wheels off when he gets home and clean the inner arches etc!

I admire what he does but that would drive me mad keeping it to that standard. Of late I prefer to have something which is presentable but with a few aged related marks that you don't have to worry too much about :cool:
That sounds like Nick!!
I fondly remember the Ace Cafe a few years back, the heavens opened and it rained for about half hour - as soon as it stopped raining Nick rushed out with a drying cloth to mop it all down, only for it to rain again ten minutes later :lol:

I'm with you Andy - I'd much rather see a car that is being used as opposed to a garage trophy. I can appreciate the effort that goes into it but I like knowing they're out on the roads
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D366Y wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:57 pm

That sounds like Nick!!
I fondly remember the Ace Cafe a few years back, the heavens opened and it rained for about half hour - as soon as it stopped raining Nick rushed out with a drying cloth to mop it all down, only for it to rain again ten minutes later :lol:

I'm with you Andy - I'd much rather see a car that is being used as opposed to a garage trophy. I can appreciate the effort that goes into it but I like knowing they're out on the roads
We did a show a few years ago, and just after we arrived it rained solid for 4 hours.

Mid afternoon decided to dry the cars and within 20 minutes if peed down again. Was dry for the trip home but Stuart took the Supersport through the wrong gate on the way out and got it thick with mud, not happy.

I’ve had more expensive really clean cars and always concerned about damage etc, now I have something that isn’t perfect but that does not mean you can touch ;)
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andyd wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:18 am
Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:00 am
andyd wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:52 am Lovely car
:agree: This car looks stunning in Modena green, although the HPI check in the listing states that it may not be the original colour.
I wonder who restored it?

Andrew.
I think they were green, white or blue only :headscratch:

Looks a nice job but I would never change a colour from it's original on any car, must affect the resale value and desirability.
Off the top of my head the available colours were Daytona(?) Yellow, Sebring Red, Diamond White, Modena Green, Olympic Blue (light), Marine Blue (dark) and (Stardust?) Silver. :ugeek:

It’s a lot of money but it’s in line with other rare RS models from the Escort RS1600 to the Focus RS Heritage Edition so why not?
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mjcapri wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:44 am
andyd wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:18 am
Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:00 am
:agree: This car looks stunning in Modena green, although the HPI check in the listing states that it may not be the original colour.
I wonder who restored it?

Andrew.
I think they were green, white or blue only :headscratch:

Looks a nice job but I would never change a colour from it's original on any car, must affect the resale value and desirability.
Off the top of my head the available colours were Daytona(?) Yellow, Sebring Red, Diamond White, Modena Green, Olympic Blue (light), Marine Blue (dark) and (Stardust?) Silver. :ugeek:

It’s a lot of money but it’s in line with other rare RS models from the Escort RS1600 to the Focus RS Heritage Edition so why not?
Had to google it and you are right, Daytone Yellow, Sebring Red, Diamond White, Modena Green, Olympic Blue, Stardust Silver and Marine Blue.

A majority of old Fords aren't worth what people pay, but if you want one and can afford it why not. Trouble is that pushes future sellers prices and spares up too.

I'm keeping my Sierra as cheap as possible with only the jobs that need doing to keep it roadworthy. So if/when the bubble bursts hopefully I won't lose too much :?
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Its a highly desirable RS3100 but It always seems a pity when a car just becomes treated as a commodity artifact, bought with the sole intention of reselling it at a profit.
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