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So I found this today they bought the laser for £12500 spent £17000 and now selling again for a tv show ?
But Jesus it still needs work as that roof/boot hinge is rot and paint work in boot & bonnet .

https://youtu.be/98VKBzpO-WY



Link will not work on you tube link ?
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£17k on top of purchase price :o

It's very clean, but for that cost I thought it was going to be concours until I watched it.

Being original paint I wouldn't touch it, but that hole on the hinge def needs sorting, unless it's going to sit indoors for another 10 years.

The other scabs etc don't look nice but if you want to keep it original I suppose you leave them.
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andyd wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:04 am Being original paint I wouldn't touch it, but that hole on the hinge def needs sorting,
With that paint bubbling around the hinge and sunroof, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a lot more going on below the surface that would need attention before long.

That capri looks great overall, however, they'd be lucky if they even get the purchase price back at the auction let alone what has been spent on it above that.

And what the heck has the money been spent on if it wasn't paint and body work?

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Jasonmarie wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:13 pm Link will not work on you tube link ?
The link works fine for me.

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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:56 am
andyd wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:04 am Being original paint I wouldn't touch it, but that hole on the hinge def needs sorting,
With that paint bubbling around the hinge and sunroof, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a lot more going on below the surface that would need attention before long.

That capri looks great overall, however, they'd be lucky if they even get the purchase price back at the auction let alone what has been spent on it above that.

And what the heck has the money been spent on if it wasn't paint and body work?

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If that owes them nearly £30k, good luck.

As you say if it had been a nut and bolt rebuild I could see where a lot of money had gone, but this doesn't add up :headscratch:
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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:00 am
Jasonmarie wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:13 pm Link will not work on you tube link ?
The link works fine for me.

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Madness I have had a look and can’t find what show it will be on ? I might have a cheeky bid ?
Funny link not working on Apple IPad ?

I will fire up the mighty windows computer and see if it’s a apple thing :lol:
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Unbelievable.
I've never seen one with rust round the tailgate hinges, crikey how do they rust there?
Like the description of the sunroof rust blisters as an "easy" fix, christ talk about selling it up for the auction.
If all this shit was easy it would have been done before going in the sale.
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What TV show will this be on, does anyone know?
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Spent £17K on it??? Even an engine, gear box and diff refurb would struggle to cost that I think and if they had done this, then surly he would have mentioned this instead of saying its only got a few thou on it... I can't see they've done anything and nothing is mentioned... I think he means they bought 9 tubs of this

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and had half a tub left over!!! :xd: :xd: :xd:

Where has the money been spent. Did they buy an absolute basket case for £12K then??? I can't wait to see the program mentioned to see how they spent this money, should be amazing viewing... Cheers,

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The guy narrating it simply sounds like he doesn't know what he's talking about.

I did spot the door frame seals were in place - thanks to Andrew I can see myself checking every Capri I come across for those now! :)
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pbar wrote: Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:58 pm I did spot the door frame seals were in place
The one from the forwardmost end of the driver's door is missing. You can see the glue residue where it was.
Clearly, part of the £17K refurb cost was not spent on the CCI reproduction seals ! :lol:

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The guy narrating it simply sounds like he doesn't know what he's talking about.


Come-on, he spotted the 'washer bottle' didn't have any blue fluid in it.... :shock: :shock: :shock: And he has a Capri too you know....

Door frame seals, I missed that.....
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I think its Dave one of the sons narrating.

The coolant overflow tank is empty, the washer bottle is on the o/s wing :)

Many comments on the video aren't that good re; money spent!
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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sun Jan 23, 2022 7:37 pm The one from the forwardmost end of the driver's door is missing. You can see the glue residue where it was.
Clearly, part of the £17K refurb cost was not spent on the CCI reproduction seals ! :lol:

Hehe, yes, maybe they couldn't afford the full set.
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Thread resurrection alert !! :lol:

This car is mentioned in the June CCI mag.
The show the Capri features in is a spin-off of Bangers and Cash called, imaginatively, Bangers and Cash; Restoring Classics.
Apparently, each featured car is bought from Mathewsons, restored by a professional restoration company (in this case The Motorist) and then re-entered into a later auction. Presumably each car is sold at a huge loss.
Part of the show is a section where club members and fellow owners give their opinion on the standard of the restoration.

The show is set to air in the Summer.

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