Thinking of selling up, where would be best to do such a thing.

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  1. iamzod

    iamzod Registered Capri Power Member

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    Pains me to say it but i'm thinking of selling the Capri which is still unfinished, it's barely been touched in the last 5 years and sat in the garage for a total of 10 years & now i've got a 3 year old & an ST220 to play with (Not a Capri I know but at least I can drive it and it's still a Ford) that's sort of taken my interest away from it & I just don't see me having the time to get it finished.

    I'd rather not e-bay it due to the fees, but where else is a good place to stick an unfinished classic?
     
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    Not_Anumber Registered Capri Power Member

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    Try here and on the other Capri forums and FB pages first. If nothing else it will be good experience to get your description and photos right for other advertising plus it will give visibility to anyone landing on these pages who is actively looking for a Capri for sale.
     
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    Classic Ford, Classic Car Weekly, obviously here and I use eBay with a fixed price classified, it's all a bit hit and miss at the moment, but GLWTS.
     
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    iamzod Registered Capri Power Member

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    I'll give that and the other suggestions a look thank you.

    I suppose I best do some research on how to value it now.
     
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    iamzod Registered Capri Power Member

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    Ok, putting a value on it appears to be somewhat difficult.

    Anyone want to give me an idea what they would stick an 89k mile 2.8i up at with a 24v BOA fitted, the engine is running, PAS all plumbed in, minty fresh shark grey Recaros with no bolster wear as they were reupholstered 9k miles before it came off the road.
     
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    depends on the condition, a decent spec 24v cosworth normally sells for 13k but that’s on the road ready to go. If it’s a project I would say 7k if it just needs a mot I would say 8k

    put some pictures up and we can give you a better idea
     
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    iamzod Registered Capri Power Member

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    It's basically a rolling shell, the engine is fitted and running but the wiring could do with a tidy, still needs Lambda sensors, struggling to get my images off photobucket for some reason.

    All the parts are there but the rear suspension is still standard as I hadn't got that far, front however is polybushed with reconditioned bilstein shocks & lowered an inch, with a 280mm brake conversion, it's also got a slightly bigger master cylinder but I can't remember what it's from.

    All of the interior & glass etc is present, just not fitted as I stripped it back to a bare shell to deal with the corrosion.

    There are other bits in there like a genuine RGA rear spoiler.
     
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    Selling it as a project is never going to bring big bucks, we all know much time and financial out lay it takes to get them on the road.

    if the welding is all done and it’s painted I say at least 6k for it.

    a running driving 24v cosworth just sold for 9k on eBay although someone had modded the grill and it look horrible

    you might be worth parting the car out if you can be bothered you would get good money for certain parts like the engine, interior, shell etc
     
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    Difficult. Work out how much he owes you. Initial purchase plus all upgrades. Depending on that total add a couple of grand so that you could drop down a bit for a decent offer? Finn.
     
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    the real issue is, the amount of time and money we throw in to our Capris, the blood sweat and bangs to the head, we will never get back what he/she owes us
     
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    Difficult one, I have no idea what it owes me.

    It's not really about the money as such, I don't need the cash even though I of course don't want to give it away and a few K will be nice to have.

    It's also about the fact it's just sat there wasting away, unused. If I keep it there is a good chance it will still be sat there in 10 years, unused.

    It needs finishing & driving.
     
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    With the current Capri prices as they are , put 9K and see if you get a bite on her
     
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    I think £9k would be well overdoing it. It's not painted and the interior, glass, lights, trim etc are all boxed up & in storage.
     
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    Just realised where you're located, im over in Creswell! If you need any shots taking to upload here im more than happy to help;)
     
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    Go for 7? And be able to take good offers? Finn.
     
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    Punt him out on Cars and Classics, its free so you cannot lose. Finn.
     
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    if all the bits are there, and he solid.. I would say that as Rog suggested play for 9..
    just be comprehensive in your listing, do the honest bit and also make it offer a bid..
    if it dont go or you dont get a decent bid, you may also get a few offers.. and if one takes your fancy.. well that's good for you..

    I have been dicking around with capris since the 70s, and I still wouldn't know what a fair price for anything is..
     
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    Ditto Al the price ranges so much what id pay for a 4 pot is the same as i would pay for a 6pot tbh just because there is an extra two cylinders doesnt make it worth any more in my eyes
     
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    I like pinto engines, but the sound of 6 or 8 cylinders and even 5, takes some beating. I'll hide behind the settee now.
     
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    that's good to know perhaps i should put my agreed value up on mine
    good luck with the sale pt:)
     
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    The sound of the 8 pot is so sexy
     
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    Having owned an AMG, I do like the grunt, tempted by the Audi 4.2 V8, but are they any good?
     
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    5 .... shame on you .....:cool::cool:
     
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    Another vote for 5 pots!
    Even 5 diesels sound bloody great :rolleyes:
     
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    Audi 5 cylinder and VW 5 cylinder, they sound weird, but at the same time cool, another cat amongst the pigeons, Triumph straight 6s, they purr!!!and of course a Toyota straight 6.
     
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    ah now the ricer 6 pot with forced induction is a force to be reckoned with in the power stakes but the 8 pot has this base tone which is awesome
     
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    Didn't realise I can actually upload files here, been trying to get photobucket working, here is a few attached (I hope)

    These pics are a few years old but it gives you an Idea how it sits now.
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    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Looks like most of the heavy work is done
     
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    iamzod Registered Capri Power Member

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    Yeah, to be fair it wasn't that bad to start with. The floor of the car needed very little work, the sills are still the originals, didn't need touching apart from the outer bit behind the front wings.

    I still don't know what to do, i'd love to finish it but the thought of going & spending hours in a cold dirty garage no longer appeals. It's a bit different on my ST220 as it's still very much driveable. When the clutch went a few years ago I was happy to DIY it (horrible job!) & whilst I was at it I uprated the suspension & changed all the bushes, the difference being when done I could just jump in & take it for a blast and I still get the lovely V6 noise like the Capri gives. The money from selling the
     
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    why not sell the V6 running gear make some money and throw that at it with an ST220 conversion instead
     
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    iamzod Registered Capri Power Member

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    You mean stick a 220 engine in the Capri?
     
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    Get a broom and an oil filled radiator, that solves the problem!:D
     
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    Wouldn't have thought a ST220 conversion would be straight forward, but anything is possible, why not put it back to being a 2.8i, a lot of the people that have modified there MK1 and 2 Escorts are going back to original power plants, original sells, so does modified, but your market is more limited, just a suggestion.
     
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    I would forget photobucket, they went all artsy a couple of years ago, caused a mass of destruction on the forums..
    One of the reasons Nick arranged the uploader so direct lift from the pc, laptop, whatever..
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    your Capri looks good so far, a shame you have lost the mojo... I totally understand that myself!
     
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    There is a 600hp build on here which use the ST220 engine, or rather the Jauguar one, so it can be done.

    Sad to hear you want to part with it.
    Make your garage as comfy as possible, tiles, carpet, some sort of heating and garage work will be so much better.
     
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    It's not just that, i've got a 3 year child old now so lack spare time & funds.
     
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    I can sympathise, life, children, work get in the way of us doing what we have a passion for.
     
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    Ah the child situation, ive passed that now, and still need to get on with my Penny as some delightful little person (being polite here) decided to take my passenger door mirror couldnt take the drivers side, noooooo take the one everyone wants and cant find
    sorry as i was saying im now in the driving restoration side now
     

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