Capri resale values

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by BigJ, 29 August 2019.

  1. BigJ

    BigJ Registered Capri Power Member

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    Is it me or do the resale prices of Capris seem to be dropping off?

    Just browsing through eBay, and with the exception of Brookies, rare or 3.0 models, there seem to be quite a few reasonably priced cars available for between 3-10k in good original condition.

    There doesn’t seem to be much bidding action on them either so I’m wondering if this is a sign of a general slow down in trade or just the quiet time of year over summer?
     
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    with any luck, the price of parts will follow suit :)
     
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    I hope the prices go up again........I need to sell at some point :p:D

    On a slightly more serious note, I do find the holiday period gets a bit slow and also, those who started selling their vehicles in the spring, if they haven't gone already, get a little desperate to sell as the sun starts disappearing as they know the prices drop over winter normally.
     
  4. Ptgladstone

    Ptgladstone Registered Capri Power Member

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    Deffo on the way down in price. If you have a modified one it’s even worse, everyone is after original examples.

    I’ve got 25k in my turbo BOA and would be lucky to see 15k if I sold up
     
  5. BigJ

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    Not 25k but not far off either. Agree that 14-15k is about right for a decently modified model.
     
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    Ptgladstone Registered Capri Power Member

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    Buy a modified Capri is much cheaper than building one, this will be my last
     
  7. BigJ

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    Ditto
     
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  8. CapriGear

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    Modified cars generally cost a lot more to build and don't have such a good resale value. Anyone considering going down this route has to build the car for themselves and not to consider the resale value.
    Building and selling original spec cars is always easier.
     
  9. caprinerd

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    A mod on any car is a personal thing and some may think why would you do that, others think wow like that ive restored some capris in the past and its set a customer back 30 to 40K and the resale of the capri would be lucky to fetch 20k
     
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    It's funny really. I've had my car for a long time, it was a daily driver and worth next to nothing when I first got it, it was used and loved and treated well but not cosseted away from harm as it wasn't special.
    Many years have passed and that car is now a valuable asset, which means I couldn't buy one any more and arguably it's rarity now does make it special.
    Due to the value of my car I now find myself avoiding using it as I don't like to leave it in car parks or go down narrow over grown roads anymore.
    It's nice for an asset to gain value but for me it comes at a cost. I look back on the days I would leave my 2.8 in a hedge over night and not worry and see them as the best years I drove a capri.
    I to have noticed prices levelling out and in some cases tailing off for cars but unfortunately parts don't seem to be following suit. As long as a car is still worth more than its component parts I guess....

    Just popping out as a family for the afternoon but gonna leave the car in a tight uneven field car park.......... think we will take the rover.

    Jon.
     
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    That’s the thing with mine now, can’t park it up in a town centre car park in case it gets hit by some old biddy, can’t use it in winter in case the salt rusts it, can’t leave it in view in case someone tries to nick it so it ends up sat in the garage collecting dust until the very odd occasion in summer when it goes for a run.

    It deserves better and to be with someone who can get more use and pleasure out of it than I can so it’s time for me to say goodbye to it I’m afraid.
     
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    You selling up ?
     
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    Bring it when you come, I found a place you can drive with impunity on the wrong side of the road. Then I can buy it and you can afford to get home. ;)
     
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  14. BigJ

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    Yes. It’s just cost me £1600 to get a minor oil leak fixed and I can’t justify spending that sort of money on a car that sits there not turning a wheel. It’s a fantastic car and it deserves to be used and enjoyed regularly by a good owner.
     
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    If I found a place I can drive with impunity Gary then I wouldn’t want to go home :D:D
     
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    Couldn’t agree with your more Jon, having had mine from new and seen it gradually turn from a daily into something special. But I do drive and enjoy it all year round. The only difference now is that I choose the days and times when I go out so as to avoid bad weather, crowded roads, etc. And I do a lot of walking to the shops and such like as I daren’t leave it parked anywhere unattended.
     
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    I know what your saying I am sick of spending money on my car and not driving it.

    How much are you putting it up for ?
     
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    For me the main reason I dont use the car as much as i'd like is the worry of leaving it anywhere even with additional lock etc. in truth I own cars that I want and enjoy / use as I want, I listen to other Maserati owners talking about not using the cars because of the mileage affecting resale, where is the fun in that?

    There does seem to be a levleing off in prices for most cars but suspect thats all it is - a slowing up.
     
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    Ive bought my last one , ill not restore it ill just get the running gear refreshed and suspension and brakes and enjoy it . I don't have the will to modify or restore another . The truth is we are all getting older and these are not going to be snapped up by the majority of young uns . I had a ahem car guy in the office not even know what a Capri was !!
     
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    The lad is clearly depriving a village somewhere of it's idiot. I suppose the boss keeps him on out of morbid curiosity.
     
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    Nothing I do to cars is driven by resale value though, if i was to do / have work done or modify it, it would be for my pleasure - to be fair i rarely sell one.
     
  22. BigJ

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    I’m thinking somewhere around £14.5 - 15k. I’ve got loads of spares and upgrades to go with it that I’ll throw in too as they’ll be of no use to me. It’s a bargain for someone who doesn’t want to do the work themselves but it also needs the right person at that money so it may take some time to sell which is fine.
     
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    LOL its all Civic Type Rs and RS Focus with these lads .... he had no idea what an Escort was either .... Im his boss and yes i want to sack him !
     
  24. Ptgladstone

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    Bargain at that price
     
  25. BigJ

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    I suppose the good thing is that Ric stripped the top end down to replace the head gaskets as they are integral with the timing cover on the BOA. Whilst it was open he had a good look inside and tells me that bearings, valves, timing chains and guides are all in great condition so that’s something I can pass on to a prospective buyer.
     
  26. Ptgladstone

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    I must say 1600 seam alittle expensive for a pair of head gaskets. I have a fully rebuilt engine you could have had for 1500. Although you are using the best in the business
     
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    To be fair the engine had to be pulled out of the car, stripped down, heads off, light skim for flatness and then reassembly. He also MOTd it so I now have 12 months on it and along with materials and VAT it all adds up although it did sting a bit I must admit.

    Driving it back from Stockport to Wales was a blast though :D
     
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