Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

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Post by eddiemunster » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:05 am

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A mate of mine is currently selling a mint MK3 Capri 1.6L in beige that has had one previous owner and done about 35,000 miles IIRC. :lol:
It'll go in a heartbeat, and if it's in decent condition I'll have a stab at £8k upwards! :D

I keep an eye on the classic market, it's absolutely mental at the moment, truly daft, but the vintage Fords have always attracted strong money and in particular the Capri/Escorts from the 70s/early 80s. Mk2 Capri, in white, every man in his 40s upwards wants to mince around like Terrence McCann; Mk2, in biege or silver, every man in his 40s upwards wants to mince around like Bodie and Doyle (with a bit of Escort Mk2 too) :D

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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 pm

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:05 am
It'll go in a heartbeat, and if it's in decent condition I'll have a stab at £8k upwards!

I keep an eye on the classic market, it's absolutely mental at the moment, truly daft, but the vintage Fords have always attracted strong money and in particular the Capri/Escorts from the 70s/early 80s. Mk2 Capri, in white, every man in his 40s upwards wants to mince around like Terrence McCann; Mk2, in biege or silver, every man in his 40s upwards wants to mince around like Bodie and Doyle (with a bit of Escort Mk2 too)
Interesting number you mention as it was entered in the Historics auction at Ascot a few weeks ago, and failed to sell at £7,000!
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Post by eddiemunster » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:00 am

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 pm
Interesting number you mention as it was entered in the Historics auction at Ascot a few weeks ago, and failed to sell at £7,000!
Auctions are rarely the best place to sell mid-classics, only really the marquee brands get good enough publicity to get serious buyers in. And, it's almost the worst time to sell, and probably the worst time to be holding stock in my lifetime given the current health crisis.

If someone wants a cheap car, and has the money now, I'd say this would be the time to get a bargain.

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Post by Ewazix » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:57 pm

But viewing, test driving and getting your bargain classic home is a bit of a problem at the moment...
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Post by Jl-c » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:18 pm

I just don't understand :? , I like many on here remember when Mk1 escorts, capri's etc were the option for your new car. They were crap then, why would I want one now? As for "are they worth it? " hell NO. :lol:
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Post by enuff_zed » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:43 pm

Jl-c wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:18 pm
I just don't understand :? , I like many on here remember when Mk1 escorts, capri's etc were the option for your new car. They were crap then, why would I want one now? As for "are they worth it? " hell NO. :lol:
Before someone asks my first car was a VW Golf and would I want it now? No not really, but in my opinion it was a better car than an escort. :fuelfire:
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