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    Ford Capri for sale (Mick)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265151443...=11800&mkevt=1
    For sale on E bay , cars in B'ham.

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    Just had a look at this, itís certainly been restored the right way, if you own it and keep it in the condition you buy it in it will only go up in value over time. Might not even need much of a tool box Mick 😉

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    Thanks Lloyd but not what Iím looking for.

    Iím more of a 3.0s or 2.8i man myself and I donít want restored models as they canít be trusted.

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    HI Mick the advert popped up thought I'd share it.
    Pity this one is only a 2.0 lazer it is mint.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164854324...cAAOSwHOVgnS4Z

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    Thanks Lloyd but not what Iím looking for.

    Iím more of a 3.0s or 2.8i man myself and I donít want restored models as they canít be trusted.
    Depends on the quality of the restoration, any UK car from the 70ís or 80ís that hasnít been effectively mothballed since new and never driven in the winter will need some form of restoration and major works, thatís a fact, looking for a car that has been driven of that age needing no work is like looking for a unicorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP67 is back! View Post
    Depends on the quality of the restoration, any UK car from the 70ís or 80ís that hasnít been effectively mothballed since new and never driven in the winter will need some form of restoration and major works, thatís a fact, looking for a car that has been driven of that age needing no work is like looking for a unicorn.
    Not necessarily.

    Iíve seen one with 13,800 miles from new thatís never been touched and is in mint condition.

    As long as theyíve been garaged and not got salt corrosion in winter they can be okay.

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    Mick, you would definitely require a comprehensive tool kit and a ramp or service pit, a hoist for lifting the engine out, and probably welding gear! Keep you busy in your dotage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    Not necessarily.

    Iíve seen one with 13,800 miles from new thatís never been touched and is in mint condition.

    As long as theyíve been garaged and not got salt corrosion in winter they can be okay.
    It may look good Mick, but over the 30/40 years it has been around rubber bushes will have perished, diaphragms will have broken down, how often were the brake lines and fuel subsystem bled etc? I agree if it has done hardly any miles and been garaged and away from the winter there will be significantly less work to do, but as someone who has owned a classic for the last 25 years work will be there to do. Hence the type of restoration they do on car SOS for example leaves you with every nut and bolt inspected, every seal and hose replaced and the shell taken back to bare metal before being re assembled, this way you get a car as good as if not better than the day it left the factory.

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    You sound like a right fan Mick, of the good old Ford Capri.

    So let me ask you mate when your whizzing about in your Capri, which one of the Professional's did you want to be... Bodie or Doyle ?.

    I always preferred Bodie's silver one ahead of Doyle's gold one, even though they were probably identical models apart from the colour lol.

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