1.6 Gl Auto 47K Original Miles: Whats It Worth?

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  1. Capri2.0S

    Capri2.0S Registered Capri Power Member

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    I have this 1982 1.6 gl automatic in champagne gold, it needs to go up on ebay but im not sure for how much.

    Not bothering with an auction just want it sold so gonna be a classified ad.

    It has decades of service history, just had a full restoration so there's no rust, engine is sweet as can be and sounds so smooth, no tappety noises or anything, it even has the original owners manual and catalog not missing a single page or even having any tears, worth a pretty penny on their own.

    Its only done 47k and i have paperwork going back decades to prove it.

    I know its rare as Ive never seen another since Ive been on these forums, the interior is almost mint with only one minor defect along the top of the drivers side seat.

    Uncracked dash, heater motor works perfectly, original AM/FM radio, all original glass, original wings, wheels, new exhaust etc.

    I have no clue what its worth so i was hoping to get an idea from you guys.

    Also this isn't meant to be an advertising thread but if you are interested send me a pm.

    Here are a few pics:

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    So what do you guys think?

    I know there's the argument "its only worth what someone will pay" blah blah blah, but at the end of the day this is a Capri and that isn't quite accurate is it?

    Especially when something is a rare model like this.

    I know it isn't a 2.8 and i know that's where the real money is but this has to be worth more than your typical Capri don't you think, especially with all that paperwork?

    If it was just another bog standard Capri i wouldn't have any issue putting a price on it but this is a bit different, so what do you guys think?

    Thanks for the help.

    P.S. If you require more photos i can post some.
     
  2. Capri2.0S

    Capri2.0S Registered Capri Power Member

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    Wow, what a joke!

    So i asked this same question on a group on Facebook and it turns into a real s*** fight.

    Got people saying its only worth 2500, because a mint, fully restored car is worth as much as something that's rusted through and needs a full resto...but heres the best part..these same scumbags then found a post on the same group i made several months ago (i shared a picture of my 2.0s after it had been valeted) and started taking the p*$$ on that too!

    Honestly are these grown ups or children on these groups? Surprised they eve have the mental maturity to pass a f***ing driving test yet alone own a car!

    I had to block the idiots from posting anything to me on Facebook in the end.

    I shouldn't be surprised really, it is the internet after all but ffs!

    Please, if you decide to respond to this thread only do so with an educated answer, i dont care if you like the car or not or if you think its good or not im just looking for some educated opinions on how much its worth.

    Sorry to have to resort to saying that but if you had just been through what i have you'd say the same thing.
     
  3. Kris

    Kris Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I saw that on Facebook and it was a complete joke. I'm sure the people on here will be a lot more mature than that and will offer you an actual helpful answer.

    Hope you get sorted!

    Kris
     
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    Capri2.0S Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks. Its like you ask for an opinion but if you get one that's an utter joke you are not allowed to respond to that comment, worse still you are not allowed to be pissed at it if its downright insulting and if you do you are targeted for further abuse!!

    Its insane!
     
  5. Doyle 4-5

    Doyle 4-5 Registered Capri Power Member

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    To give you an idea, my 2.0GL has an agreed value of £10k, so I would think a sale value of around the £8k+ mark. It's believed to be one of two surviving Dove Grey capris (the only GL).
    Mine has 44k miles on the clock and hasn't been restored. Paper work from new and owned by my Grandad and myself.

    Autos are always worth a bit less and being mated to a 1.6 won't help the value. I would think yours is worth somewhere between £5-8k depending on the quality of the restoration and evidence to back it up. Hope this is of some help.
     
  6. Laser

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    I try not to get drawn into these sort of discussions , at the end of the day its a lovely example of a unrestored time capsule capri .
    Its all be said before about what its worth and it will draw out some totally unrealistic offers ..
    i would say that if i was in your shoes keep it and enjoy it
     
  7. Capri2.0S

    Capri2.0S Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks guys. I think im gonna make an auction with a reserve and see what happens. :)
     
  8. trevster mk 2

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    yes i saw those inane comments on FB , i'm no expert but in that condition and milage and going by recent prices' i would say £5,000 as a reserve if you would be happy with that and see how it goes

    don't forget on e-bay you have to pay them a hefty whack, it may be better advertising it on classic cars for sale, classic car weekly etc, also you will get a lot less alcohol fuelled dreamers and tyre kickers

    also may be worth considering a proper car auction, you will still pay 10% like e-bay but you may get some serious bidders who will possibly bid it right up

    good luck with the sale
     
  9. Capri2.0S

    Capri2.0S Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks for your input guys. I have listed the car on ebay. I'll post the ad with the link in the appropriate forum.
     

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