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Old 8th November 2019, 21:28   #41
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Thanks lads.

Well! The MGB nearly turned out to be a Ford Capri

I have just literally got back home from looking at a 1978 Ford Capri with a gorgeous 70's red interior, it was only a 1.6GL, but what a marvellous 5 hours the wife and I just had.

Its been 23 years since I drove a Ford Capri, and its was everything I remember it to be, we were catapulted back in time, it was like time stood still for a moment.

For a 41 year old car she was in great shape, solid underneath, all work had been done regarding rust and welding, just some surface rust on the body here and there, that was all.

However! The blooming brakes didn't work she even has an MOT till next year, WTF? I reckon the brake servo needs replacing, or a complete brake system overhaul. The seller is going to try and get it sorted and let me know, I haggled on the price, but he wants to get the brakes sorted and keep the asking price as is, otherwise it would be sat on my drive now.

I'm really gutted, I really thought I would be driving home in a Capri tonight, what a wonderful feeling it would have been, it still may happen if they can get the brakes sorted and keep me informed, watch this space...

Otherwise its back looking at MGB's.
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Old 8th November 2019, 21:42   #42
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Good choice and as much as I like capri's I do like mgb gt aswell, here is mine 48000 miles 1974 gt that I have owned for over 15 years now.


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My brothers mgb gt that he's owned for 25 years now, Capri will fit 4 people and still have a boot but mg just a bit to small to fit our greyhound in as when he was in the mg when I was driving his head was out the webasto roof haha and people kept pointing and laughing at him.


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Oh wow! the Capri and the B are stunning.

The Capri I looked at this evening was also white, white with a red interior, it was a 1978 MK3.

I couldn't sleep last night for excitement, and now I'm blooming gutted, the wife kept telling me not to build my hopes up...

Why do people advertise vehicles with problems, I don't mind a few little niggly issues here and there, but you need the brakes to be working, slightly important for ones safety.

That's 5 hours of my life wasted, why do we do these daft things? for the luv of cars I guess.
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Old 8th November 2019, 22:19   #45
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Oh wow! the Capri and the B are stunning.

The Capri I looked at this evening was also white, white with a red interior, it was a 1978 MK3.

I couldn't sleep last night for excitement, and now I'm blooming gutted, the wife kept telling me not to build my hopes up...

Why do people advertise vehicles with problems, I don't mind a few little niggly issues here and there, but you need the brakes to be working, slightly important for ones safety.

That's 5 hours of my life wasted, why do we do these daft things? for the luv of cars I gues.

Save ya money Wes
This is all you need to buy mate..
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Yep! I reckon you're right Ian, that is what Tracey keeps telling me.

Motorbike next. lol
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Yep! I reckon you're right Ian, that is what Tracey keeps telling me.

Motorbike next. lol
Bike is good but not a Harley.. You're nowhere near old enough to have a Harley..
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in reply to some of the above comments re midgets I own a Austin healy sprite which is the same car as a midget ,which I have owned for the last eighteen years and I enjoy nothing more than taking it out on a nice sunny day with the hood down and listening to the sound of that engine when going though the gears is bags of fun, as far as the comments regarding rust is concerned these cars don't rust any more than any other car of that era what ever car your hoping to buy,dont let some of the comments on here put you off if you buy any car of that age its best to take someone with you that knows how to check the over not just for rust but for any other faults, just because it has shiny paintwork does not make it a good car regards chris
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Personally buying any classic car of any type or make now is very worrisome with mot exemption now as to many cars advertised as no mot required and feel it'll encourage filled or paper mashed sills etc, I'm looking all the time for another classic or future classic, mg maestro or rover 200 coupe or cabrio top of list but before parting with my hard earned cash if been restored I'd need to see plenty pictures etc, having looked a said Capri advert I think its strong money for a project that looks possible filler bubbling through sills and bonnet and painted below bonnet???? Magnet around any car? But that me as I'd prefer to restore car my self so I'd know it's been done right as to many bad stories out now
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