Keep thinking about selling

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by oldschoolfords, 2 October 2021.

  1. oldschoolfords

    oldschoolfords Registered Capri Power Member

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    Head keeps saying sell. Heart says no!
    I've not used my 3.0 since I got married almost 3 years ago. I know having kids limit your free time too etc etc but feel like I've got a good lump of cash sat there doing nothing and money is in fairly short supply at the minute.
    I know we've all been there from time to time but on top of that I never imagined it would be worth as much as it is either.
    Is a change as good as a rest?? Will I regret it? Probably. Will I be capri less? No.
    Always said I'd get buried in it.....
    What to do?
     
  2. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Prices seem to be going silly at the mo, after that long a lay up, sell. Finn.
     
  3. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    depending on the condition of it, will it sell? Yes there does appear to be high prices out there, but appears that sh!te is being bought too dear and good cars are not realising their worth..
    getting into winter when most Capris appear to get locked away..
    it would need to be good..
    if it is all good and fully road legal, take the family out in it.. Capri is perfect for kids, no doors for them to fall out of, my daughter grew up in my GXL, and loved it..
     
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    classiccapri Registered Capri Power Member

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    I've been looking to buy my old one back, but I can't find it.

    I sold it to fund a house and kids as you say, same with Many Cars I had.

    Wish I hadn't now
     
  5. stevo

    stevo Registered Capri Power Member

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    As I’ve commented before on your thread, I love your 3.0 and I would buy it in a heartbeat if it became available at a price I could afford.
    What I will say is this - I was never without a Capri from age 18 to 43, sold my last one in 2013 and had a “change” to something else. I was always looking at capris so sold my “change” which wasn’t really doing it for me and bought another capri in 2019, the passion is as strong as ever, it never went away really. Ok this time round the cost was significantly higher but that’s how it goes.
    I was in the fortunate position that I didn’t have to sell due to finances - I did manage to hold on to my old 2.8i in the mid 90s when I was absolutely brassic though but then I had only me and the wife to consider then.
    The right decision will come to you, all the best.
     
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    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    I'm Ford through and through, I'm sure I have blue blood, don't sell, you will regret it, I haven't sold many of my Ford's, my biggest regret was selling my Mkl Mexico and a dragoon red Twin Cam, l blame my dad, he was a Ford man as well.
     
  7. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    chappy just posted his pride and joy went thru auction and he got offered 9600..
    28i, modified.. nice clean motor.. however not straight and he is all uppity upset..
    put it up for auction and get the result..
    is that how you see it going?
    always 2 ways.. car cost you X, it sells for Y.. are you happy..
    or
     
  8. oldschoolfords

    oldschoolfords Registered Capri Power Member

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    So heres a little more info.
    I will still have my GT4. which I've had longer and is STILL in bits. So that would mean I've got some funds available to finish that.
    I've also go my eye on a mk1 transit that needs a lump of work but I've plans to convert that to a day van for the family. Wife want a day van but I don't want anything modern. And I've also still got access to Cols old 72 special that my dad bought that we are gonna keep the essex v6 in so that scratches that itch.
    All that says I've already made my mind up. But I've owned the 3.0 for a long time and I do get quite sentimental over these things!
    I wouldn't be letting it go for less than its worth but i also wouldn't be asking concours money. Because its not. Nor is it standard. It is however very sold and a genuine 3.0!

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  9. caprinerd

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    prices are high at present as you and other have stated,
    Is a change as good as a rest.... some times it does help, but if you sell will you be able to get another due to the prices going the way they are
    Would you regret it ...... that would depend on how much your into Capris, i was close to selling up and walking away, and my wife said that i would regret it and at the present climb in prices id never get another in Pennys condition even though she isnt mint,
    you say she hasnt been used for three years, Penny was parked outside and untouched for5 years and i know the Clockworks Rumbly has sat a lot longer, but in time he will have him back on the road, three years is not what i would call along time
    If money is tight then welcome to the club, if there is a roof over your head and food in the fridge and you have not got bailiff's banging on your door or wondering how your going to make a payment, you not as broke as you would have yourself believe
    And one last thought on the mater, your in a Capri forum, with Capri nuts, i dont think i could see anyone saying just sell it unless they say i`ll give you 1K for it
     

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