greenelekta

Ford Reminiscing

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Nice looking car.

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It's nice, but $120k nice, seriously???

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Low build numbers, last of the hand built M engines and a rare wagon to boot. It was only ever going to go one way. ;)

 

80's & 90's premium classics are still on a healthy upward curve.

 

C.

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I didn't rate my M5 Touring,  surely the Elekta is only a limited Italian marker variant (correct?) so some freak is always wallet full and brain light.

mine was basically a good sound car, not perfect but capable of being a 90% version only needing minor work.

So the 3.8/5 saloon was kept and the Touring sold on, for sensible money that enabled someone in UK to take on the work and still have a reasonable car and no mortgaged soul.

I found the legend surpassed the reality, the saloon chassis balance is much better in my view plus a much cleaner profile and shape.

540/6 Touring can make a nice and lower cost alternative if possible to find/buy a specimen.

I must be one of the minority who is not having a goal seeking plan to have the 3.8/T in the shed.

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I don't really get the touring thing either, especially as a second car.

 

Now if we were talking about a really mint Alpina B10 BiTurbo, that would be a different story. A 6k km example was up for sale on mobile.de a few weeks ago for €135k and it was gone in no time. 

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23 hours ago, inkiboo said:

The world has gone crazy

 

Must be the Trump Effect

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More than likely some Hollywood star :) back in the late 90's Kiefer Sutherland and his mates were buying Capri 2.8 Injections and shipping to Hollywood.

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Today, the average new BMW (320d etc) is what a Cortina was 40 years ago and nothing more, a reasonably well made mass produced car of average ability in its class, bought by the hundreds of thousands by company car fleets and curtain twitcher private buyers alike as a safe bet. 

 

This is a stunning example of a very rare and very lovely car from an era when BMW was genuinely desirable and prestigious. It was handbuilt to a very high standard, and they're not making any more. Collectors are waking up to the fact that BMW's high water mark has long since been and gone, and values of this sort of stuff is on the up. 

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Still have a massive memory of test driving (I was a time waster/tyre kicker) a not very old MK1 3.0 GT Capri in Burnt Orange with Black vinyl roof. I still swear its the fastest car I've ever driven. Those were the days!

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My grandad bought a red mk2 2.0 Capri Ghia new in 78. He had it zeibarted and ran it for 10 years when he traded it for a mk4 escort. Wish we still had that.

The Capri that is, not the escort.

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15 hours ago, Sir Anthony Regents-Park said:

Indeed. An early Mark 3 2000GT 4 door in Sunset red please. I'll sell the house to pay for it.

Would that be with the optional black bonnet,or was that just the Capri.

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I,d love a 2000E Mk3 Cortina in Roman Bronze with Black vinyl roof or my old Mk4 back,that was a 2.3 Ghia in Jupiter Red with Black vinyl roof

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See, I just remember old Fords as cheap shite cars that fell apart in front of your eyes, you would be lucky to see 50k miles out of one. Mk1 Escorts are quite a nice looking thing but you can keep the rest. 

 

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2 hours ago, 740mick said:

I,d love a 2000E Mk3 Cortina in Roman Bronze with Black vinyl roof or my old Mk4 back,that was a 2.3 Ghia in Jupiter Red with Black vinyl roof

 

I'd have a diamond white 2000E with the dark brown (tobacco) vinyl roof, tan velour and the 3 speed auto. Really suited the car more than the manual.

 

 

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I remember as a boy of about 10 yrs old my dad talking about changing the family car,we went to the garage that he always used and the choice was either a year old Cortina 2000E or a brand new Marina 1.8,I can still feel the disappointment when he chose the Marina,

He did redeem himself a few years later by buying one of the first Mk5 Cortinas.

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