What is a fair price to accept for a mk1 pre facelift?

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  1. Julian Colclough

    Julian Colclough Well-Known Member Capri Power Member

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    Very difficult to say as you havnt put up any pictures nor specs
     
  3. Julian Colclough

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    Details are in the capri power forum cars for sale section along with advice to Google whj19j blue capri and select images. Car appears in h and h auction 23/10 /12 and on hive flicker is an excellent bonnet up image which reflects condition as is.
    If anyone looks at the fern green 66k miles car on car and classic then condition is comparable. This should enable experienced members to reach a ball park figure.
     
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    Sorry mate I am not seeing any details in the cars for sale section
     
  5. Julian Colclough

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    Details posted same as above, unable to upload photos but the ones I've mentioned are an excellent representation of the car and the h and h auction description adds to my description in the classified section and above.
     
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    I would use the auction price as your guide
     
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    Julian Colclough Well-Known Member Capri Power Member

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    What from 8 years ago with all that time in sustained growth? Well its comparable with the fern green 66k miles car on car and classic at £20k and I'm sure that car isn't worth double or mine would be a fantastic bargain if I stayed 8 years behind the curve.
     
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    posting pics on this site is incredibly easy..
    you can use a host, Post Image is really good - & free, and similar in operation to fotofukkit, but simple & friendly
    or you can directly upload pics into your post, same as you do on fb ..

    if you think the Capri is worthy, I would be slapping pictures up everywhere .. did you start a members Capri thread up?
    you could put a link to it ..
    if youre still stuck, eMail some recent pics to me, and I will happily put them into your post/thread for you
     
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    pass mate I am guessing
     
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    Hi clockwork as always I really appreciate your advice but it's all too difficult. Technology is like walking to the moon some of us I'm afraid so we just get by simply in our own way.
    The car is very, very worthy.
    I have sent one person images from my own email address easily so I would need an email address like mine as shown.
    He was in awe wanting a good mk1 and then claimed it looked roo good to use and would be beyond his budget.
    I just want a fair price not a greedy one and ideally for it to go to a passionate owner in preference to a trader.
    Regards,
    Julian.
     
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    There was some recent discussion about prices on the forum. With the exception of some highly desirable collectible models, I’m not convinced that the cars advertised for £20k plus are actually being sold despite what people are asking for them.

    You have to be realistic and find a figure that you are comfortable with. Obviously, the more rare and original the vehicle is the higher price it can command but only to a limit and you might have to try advertising it a few times to test the market and be prepared to adjust your price if it doesn’t sell. Looking at what similar models sold for recently will give you a good steer on what people are prepared to pay in the current climate.

    The alternative is to wait until the market improves if you can’t sell it for what you want right now.

    I’m just about to do the same so I understand your predicament.
     
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    Hi big j, thanks for the encouragement.
    Regards,
    Julian.
     
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    and still no posted pictures, either on any fb page that you have posted on, or on the Capri Power forum where you would like people to have a guess ..
    no pictures, no guess - I guess ..

    Peoples first impressions are generally gauged by what they see first..
    If the seller isnt willing to post pictures then the majority of people will either ignore or discard the idea of making an informed estimate of worth ..
    the audience / target buyers should not need to / or be responsible for, the creation of a value for the seller that isnt willing to show what he is trying to sell ..
     
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    Julian Colclough Well-Known Member Capri Power Member

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    On car and classic, patience for those of us learning tech. There was never any intention to appear disengenius.
     
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    PICTURES !!
     
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    You might be better sending him your email address so he can send you across the pictures.
     
  18. Julian Colclough

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    Hallelujah, acepower84 understands my request from earlier in the thread. I have no ability to post pictures on this forum other than to forward them.
    I've listed it somehow on car and classic and hope a nice enthusiast will take an interest.
    Thanks,
    Julian.
     
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    Julian, send me an email on acepower84@hotmail.com

    Btw, it was my fathers car which sold this week, which was also advertised on Capri World.
     
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    You load pics while you write your post.
    To the right of the "Post Reply" button on your screen, there's one says "Upload a File".
    It will open your computer menu of files, including pics. You just choose the pic and it goes. Another menu opens to ask which way it should go (as a thumbnail or full image).
    Be daring and try a play with it...
     
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    Julian,
    I have altered your top post to include the pics & link from the H&H advert ..
    if you have any more pictures that you would like to include on the forum, send them to me if you wish, I have sent you my eMail address on IM ...
    cheers

    oh PS, she's a beauty ..
     
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    Surely as the present owner you should have an idea what your Capri is worth rather than asking others.
     
  24. Julian Colclough

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    Stupid and ignorant remark, wholly uncalled for.
     
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    What about getting one of those people in to value the car for you like they do on some of the car restoration programmes to see if they have made money or not on the build? Those people know what the current market values of each car is at and will be able to give you a pretty accurate region. But again, anything is only worth what someone will pay for it.

    might be worth a look into
     
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    It's so hard to value a car with such varied prices online.
    My car is a 4 speed 2.8 with subtle mods and near perfect body work requiring just a little paint to be mint. I've seen similar on ebay with asking prices of 14k but in reality, I know mine is worth 8 to 10k absolute max on a good day and at that price I doubt there are many actual buyers out there.
    The car in question looks lovely but I've been to see cars that bare no resemblance to the images I've been provided with before hand.
    I guess you really need to observe the market for some time, ask as you have here of those likely to be informed and then decide what you want to ask for.
    Maybe it's value to you and that in the market are different.

    Good luck with the sale.

    Jon.
     
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    Agreed - The obvious big plus is that it's a pre-facelift in that condition. That means it's worth more than I can afford. It's a treat to view, though.
     
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    Call it as you will. It just seems pretty stupid yourself if you’ve no idea at all what your car is worth.
     
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    That is not a helpful comment, frankly best deleted.
     
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    By saying that, you suggest you're smart enough to know the value. The world is waiting!
     
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    Didn’t say anything about being smart. I know what I paid for my car and I know what it’s value would be to me. That’s all. Just thought others would have the same idea/ value for theirs too!!!!
     
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    080808aa Taufkirchen Capri for sale rrhs view.JPG 080808ab Taufkirchen Capri for sale frhs view.JPG 080808ac Taufkirchen Capri for sale flhs view.JPG 080808ad Taufkirchen Capri for sale rear view.JPG 080808ae For sale paper.JPG
     
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    But thats just it, he is asking for market value, not what he values his car at himself. I value mine myself at £15k minimum, but market value will be way less. You know what you value your car at yourself, but do you know it's MARKET value/ what it's actually likely to sell at if you had to?

    (Constructive input, not trying to be a bell end)
     
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    I know this is of no help, but l do love a MK1, spent many an afternoon fighting with my sister's as to who sat in the middle on the back seat, l was one of three children, not an ideal family car, but people made do, no seatbelts, we would slide into each other as Dad went around the corners, probably too fast. Memories that last a lifetime, you can't put a value on them!!
     
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    stunning motor id be wanting to keep it no mater what the value of it
     
  36. Julian Colclough

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    It's going to get a value any moment as everyone is asking for a figure. It belongs in a museum. I have no choice, if you saw our muddy lane you would understand. There will be another time in life to enjoy another I'm sure.
     
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    mm if it was mine, I would be keeping it ..
    get a good one and enjoy it at any cost.. as long as its not parked in the street at night..
    I would happily have it in my drive while Rumbly got worked on in the garage ..
    theyre not made out of sugar.. so don't see the need other than financial gain to sell ..
    I saw a similar one in Germany a few years ago while travelling to a show in Rosenheim..
    If I'd have had a trailer at the time I think I would have brought it home .. I posted those pics on one of your posts ..
    no matter what, if yu have a good one and sell now, you must know youre never going to replace it later cheaply ..
     

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