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Unexpectedly Ive just sold my Capri. I mentioned to a mate the other week that I might consider selling my Capri at some point, he mentioned it to someone he knew who surprised me by asking how much i'd take for it. My 1983 2.8i has now gone to someone who is building up a small collection of classic cars including a Mk3 Escort RS Turbo.

Typically the day before I was going to drop the car off I noticed the fuel gauge had packed up. Bridging across the connections showed it was the sender unit rather than the fuse or the gauge. He agreed to take it as it was so long as I supplied him a new sender. Unusually Martin didnt have any in stock but CCI did and got one to me this morning. I'll pass this to the new owner along with the standard exhaust and manifolds I'd collected a while back with the intention of swapping for the loud Sportex system but never got around to.

Im not quite sure how I feel yet.

I hadnt driven it since the last MOT in November and had only done a handful of miles in the year before that as it had been parked elsewhere due to lack of offroad space.

I'l focus now on getting my non Capri old car sorted and on the road and then am likely to sell it and hopefully start looking for another Capri at some point.

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Reading that, you can almost feel the sadness and solemnity in which it was written, it is like an obituary or something, but I'm sure you have done the best thing for you, at this time. And if you are not driving it anyway then not much point in having it just stood there. Hope you stick around on the forum. Intrigued to know about your other old car which you mention, what's that?
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Hard choice. I keep thinking about maybe selling mine, but I dream about it all the time, so think I should keep it.

Does the buyer happen to have a Mk1 Cortina as well?
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That was a quick sell , I think sometimes with all the stuff that has gone on in the world we think perhaps I should let the car go , but then for some reason you get your mojo back .
So will the money be spent on a new toy ?
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I guess we've largely had two years that have limited the use of classic cars especially for people who use them mainly for meets and the like so its easy to wonder what the point of having them is. In that respect my wife having to give up work last year has proved to be a mixed blessing as whilst its not great for her the fact that I now travel back and forth on my own means I have been able to use the Capri as a daily driver - unless it's pi$$ing down of course! Every cloud and all that.
Anyway, also intrigued what the other car is and hope you don't regret parting with the Capri.
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Post by Andrew 2.8i »

That must have been a difficult decision to make, hopefully you'll be back into Capri ownership before too long.

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I wasnt looking to sell mine at the time, but I knew someone who was looking for one so it turned out to be an easy sell and they were prepared to do the few jobs I wasn't.

Someone I know sold his A reg 2.8 last weekend. He wasn't using it so let it go to someone who would enjoy it :cool:

On the sender just make sure they scrape the plating from the terminals if they have been coated like mine was. Took ages and a fair lot of ££ to figure out why a new unit wouldn't work :doh:

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Thanks guys.

Thats a very good hint for the fuel sender terminals. I'l take some wire wool to these before handing it over

The other old car is an MGBGT I bought several few years ago as a damaged repairable. It started as a joint project with a mate but it stalled part way through when he suffered a series of heart problems. He asked me to hold off doing much more til he was well enough to work on it again but years have passed. I decided this year I had to do something about it, either flog it on as an incomplete project or make some space for it, get it under cover and resume work on it. Ive got a Rover V8 engine in bits I'd like to build up for it. If i go that route I can sell the existing 1.8 lump and overdrive gearbox towards the cost of the various bits i'd need to do the conversion.
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Peter-S wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:31 pm I guess we've largely had two years that have limited the use of classic cars especially for people who use them mainly for meets and the like so its easy to wonder what the point of having them is. In that respect my wife having to give up work last year has proved to be a mixed blessing as whilst its not great for her the fact that I now travel back and forth on my own means I have been able to use the Capri as a daily driver - unless it's pi$$ing down of course! Every cloud and all that.
Anyway, also intrigued what the other car is and hope you don't regret parting with the Capri.
My Capri which is parked outside my house had a window smashed a couple of weeks ago and I went absolutely mad, it was the passenger side quarter glass of which I have none spare, whilst ranting and raving like a lunatic I said "that's it now I'm selling all of them, I've had enough of this" etc. etc.

But my partner who was listening to my rants said "so that's it, you are going sell your 30 year hobby that you love and enjoy over a broken window, Jesus it's a setback but it ain't the end of the world"

Needless to say she stopped me in my tracks, I got another window and installed it (Thanks Martin at Caprigear for the window and explaining how to install it)

Looking back now I believe you are right Peter - it's been a tough couple of years that may have effected us more we know.

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