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Ebay Refuted? Capri values, USA

#1 User is offline   Crash & Burn 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 05:28 PM

Recently, I went to revisit the web page for the National Auto Dealers' Association, which shows values for classic cars as well as newer models. I recalled looking when I first got Hien, and seeing values around $6500. This time, the listings were gone entirely, so I wrote to them and got a reply that they would be restored. Within a few days, they wrote again with a link http://www.nadaguide...s/1977/Capri-II showing my 2.8 as worth just over $8300, and the Pintos as $8250, or roughly 6150 GBP, that presuming they both qualify for the "top retail" category. If accurate, this means I haven't spent double these cars' value on them - More like triple. None of which means I'm gonna stop. :D


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:56 PM

Sell! Sell! Sell!


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 07:12 AM

You have to wonder what they would sell for over here. I wonder if they would command a higher price on exotic value alone at auction?

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:29 AM

Any vehicle is only worth what a prospective purchaser is willing to pay for it. Both sides of the pond it seems there are a lot of people willing to pay a lot of money for a Capri and that, along with increasing rarity, is what is driving up the prices. I'm sure they will go up further stateside as they were a popular car in the 60's and 70's judging by the fact half a million of them were sold in America.

I would have thought that the V6 was worth more than a $50 premium over the 4-cylinder cars which in itself makes me doubt the accuracy of the prices quoted.

If you can Gary I'd sit tight on them for a while and the hopeful rise in values may well then cover your expenditure. Quality, like yours are, will always command a premium.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

Im guessing the small amount of difference in values between 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder cars in the US compared to the difference between them in the UK is because of the way the cars were originally pitched and probably still perceived.

In the Uk the 3 Litre Capri was regarded at the time as a different beast to a 1.6/2.0 litre Capri and very much something to aspire to. The performance difference was quite significant and the V6 capacity was a whole 50% more than the largest 4 cylinder Capri on sale here. The 2.8 Injection despite it's slightly smaller capacity had slightly better performance so just took over the same crown when it replaced the 3.0 S and 3.0 Ghia. Though the V6 engined Capris were sensibly priced in comparison to many performance cars of the day they were still a fair bit more to buy and to insure than the more plentiful 4 cylinder Capris.

In the US there was probably less of a perceived difference between the Lima 2.0 & 2.3 engines and the 2.8 so the V6 may not have been regarded as quite so different. Both engines would have been seen as relatively small compared to what was in most of the home market Fords at the time.

I'd therefore be very interested in what the price differences were in mainland Europe where their Capris got a wider array of engines including V6s in 2.0, 2.3 and 2.6 capacities.


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