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Old January 24th 04, 03:38 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.modifications
Doki
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What's a decent one cost? Preferably in something obnoxious like orange or
yellow. Or met Gold...


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Old January 24th 04, 04:45 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.modifications
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Doki raved thus:

:: What's a decent one cost? Preferably in something obnoxious like
:: orange or yellow. Or met Gold...

Eye burning orange was great. Get one with a vinyl roof for added '70's-ness

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Old January 24th 04, 06:16 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.modifications
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" Abo " wrote in message
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Doki raved thus:

:: What's a decent one cost? Preferably in something obnoxious like
:: orange or yellow. Or met Gold...

Eye burning orange was great. Get one with a vinyl roof for added

'70's-ness

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Depends which model -Decent MKI Capris which came in these colours seem to
go for around 2K+ depending on engine size etc. A decent MKIII (1.6 or
2.0) car can be had for around 700 if you know what to look for. I recently
sold a black 2.8i, with 10months MOT and 5 tax on an A-plate for 1250 and
it was mint, 2 owners, always garaged.120K miles. I bought it for a grand..
Only thing to watch out for is rust. Everywhere, especially strut-tops,
arches, boot floors, a-posts, floors and the front edge of the bonnet.
Other, mainly standard Ford Parts are cheap as chips and you can loads of
them s/h off ebay. Heater fans fail and are a PITA to replace though.]

I'd recommend a 2.8i, debadged with 7 spoke RS alloys. Great fun (especially
when it rains)They're not as scary as they are made out to be though. In the
dry there's loads of grip and you'd have to be doing something really silly
to lose it. Drive normally in the wet and they are fine, but they do get a
bit tail happy if you try too hard :-) Insurance on a classic policy cost me
210 a year when I was 27.

hth
Mike


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Old January 25th 04, 08:47 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.modifications
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"Mike P in Brazil" wrote in message
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" Abo " wrote in message
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Doki raved thus:

:: What's a decent one cost? Preferably in something obnoxious like
:: orange or yellow. Or met Gold...

Eye burning orange was great. Get one with a vinyl roof for added

'70's-ness

--


Depends which model -Decent MKI Capris which came in these colours seem to
go for around 2K+ depending on engine size etc. A decent MKIII (1.6 or
2.0) car can be had for around 700 if you know what to look for. I

recently
sold a black 2.8i, with 10months MOT and 5 tax on an A-plate for 1250 and
it was mint, 2 owners, always garaged.120K miles. I bought it for a

grand..
Only thing to watch out for is rust. Everywhere, especially strut-tops,
arches, boot floors, a-posts, floors and the front edge of the bonnet.
Other, mainly standard Ford Parts are cheap as chips and you can loads of
them s/h off ebay. Heater fans fail and are a PITA to replace though.]

I'd recommend a 2.8i, debadged with 7 spoke RS alloys. Great fun

(especially
when it rains)They're not as scary as they are made out to be though. In

the
dry there's loads of grip and you'd have to be doing something really

silly
to lose it. Drive normally in the wet and they are fine, but they do get a
bit tail happy if you try too hard :-) Insurance on a classic policy cost

me
210 a year when I was 27.



they aint to bad, don't like them much myself but normally see a Breg dark
red one on the way to work. it's a 2.8 i think as it's pretty quick in a
straight line but i catch him on the twisty bits :-P


 




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