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85 Capri...not asc but SAWEET!

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:42 am    Post subject: 85 Capri...not asc but SAWEET! Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=5366&item=4527682866&rd=1

Sandy...this is the low mileage one with the chrome interior bezels...back up for auction!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

140 speedo not stock wonder if that is actual miles and how did you find it so quick on ebay was only on server for less than 10 min there is usually a few hours delay?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RARE-ASC wrote:
how did you find it so quick on ebay was only on server for less than 10 min


It's called

THE FORCE

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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140 speedo not stock wonder if that is actual miles and how did you find it so quick on ebay was only on server for less than 10 min there is usually a few hours delay?


Yes, I said 86...its an 85 (duh!) and its been tweaked slightly....chrome air cleaner cover, blue hoses, 140mph speedo etc....but well....its about as nice as I have seen.....next to Sandy's asc coupe of course.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've seen it on the web, before. I recall THOSE EXACT pictures!!
Chrome Bezels!! I don't know any longer.
Too confusing! I don't think THEY knew, either. Whenever I see
a 84 85 or 86 RS I look in and it's got charcoal/black bezels. Everyone
you find me has chrome.
Maybe the cars destined to New Jersey were the ones ones that got charcoal ones. Part of New Jersey Package ? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that he is listing it as a GS too. Confused

BTW, I also know of another one owner '85 5.0L that came with chrome bezels & switch covers.

It must have been an issue at DAP that caused these cars to get the chrome ones. Possibly the build code for the charcoal bezels wasn't entered into the build computer by mistake and this caused several cars to have the wrong bezels installed. I would bet that if it was happening to the Mustang GT's it would have been caught and corrected. Maybe the fact that it was a Mercury product, it wasn't considered odd that it had chrome bezels being installed so it was overlooked.

When I had my '93 Lightning, I was on a message board that at the time was about the size of this one so it also was nice and managable. The real neat thing was that there was a regular member of the board who worked at Ford and was actually involved with the 1st gen. Lightning program from day one. He was our go to guy for wierd questions that really couldn't be answered by anybody but someone like him. And if he didn't know the answer, he knew someone else at Ford that would know. Everyone was always very courtious to him and it never got out of hand to where anyone was pestering him with mundane questions.
All of us learned a lot of interesting info about our trucks that wouldn't have been possible without an inside source like that.

This is of course not to imply in any way that Sandy hasn't been a huge source of knowledge and information concerning our cars. But in a situation like the bezels, it would really help if we had someone here that was an assembly supervisor or worked directly on the Capri back in the day. Then we could most likely put to rest some of these lingering questions.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

negusm wrote:
RARE-ASC wrote:
140 speedo not stock wonder if that is actual miles and how did you find it so quick on ebay was only on server for less than 10 min there is usually a few hours delay?


Yes, I said 86...its an 85 (duh!) and its been tweaked slightly....chrome air cleaner cover, blue hoses, 140mph speedo etc....but well....its about as nice as I have seen.....next to Sandy's asc coupe of course.

you should see my 83 rs and the 85 pace car they are a fudge nicer i must say.............. that is a sweet capri in any case and brought a decent amount! good to see!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it got near $9k....not too bad....although I'd like it to be an asc for that money.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It didn't sell ! I just assumed it did. Why...I don't know but I went to look and was surprised it did not sell ! I wonder what he wants for it ?

I'd want $20,000 for my coupe with 646 miles including tons of NOS in original box parts. I have NOS boxed:
1 set headlight covers & 1 set taillamp covers
1 full set ground effects, front, 2 sides, rear.
2 Stripe kits complete Incl. hood logo
1 Steering Wheel & 1 Speedometer
4 (2 sets) Black Out Quarter Windows & 12 vent plugs (2 sets)
1 set (2) aluminum tracks they slide in on
8 wheels, 16 chrome lug nuts, 8 center caps
1 Rr. Spoiler with fastening hardware
1 set floor mats F & R
Front & rear bumper/body filler strips (1 each)
1 spare grille emblem ascmclaren
1 Spare Tachometer
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully you wouldn't sell it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may sound stupid, but it's really not, if you go beyond the obvious.

I learned a while ago, that when you sell a special car, you DO lose control of it.

I sold a special 1986 (other brand) collectible car. The man I sold it to was JuMpIn' crazy over it. Paid me my asking price, and swore he'd take it to bed with him! He was going to keep it, as I did, drive it only to & from car shows, keep it perfect in every regard.
I felt good not only that I got my price, but moreso because of the care & appreciation he showed for the car. I knew it was going to a like owner, as myself.

14 months later, it showed up on the used car lot of a Mitsubishi dealer in Pittsburg, Pa. with it's hood emblem torn off, and a door ding in the driver's door.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandy wrote:
This may sound stupid, but it's really not, if you go beyond the obvious.

I learned a while ago, that when you sell a special car, you DO lose control of it.

I sold a special 1986 (other brand) collectible car. The man I sold it to was JuMpIn' crazy over it. Paid me my asking price, and swore he'd take it to bed with him! He was going to keep it, as I did, drive it only to & from car shows, keep it perfect in every regard.
I felt good not only that I got my price, but moreso because of the care & appreciation he showed for the car. I knew it was going to a like owner, as myself.

14 months later, it showed up on the used car lot of a Mitsubishi dealer in Pittsburg, Pa. with it's hood emblem torn off, and a door ding in the driver's door.


Same thing happened to my grandpops mint 71 Mach 1. Sold the car locally and the guy kept it real nice then that guy sold it locally and the car was crap in a matter of weeks...
Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My story is along those same lines, though not as sad, since the car wasn't all that exclusive or that old. I had a 1997 Cobra that I had purchased new and had only a few years. When I traded it in, it had 17,000 miles on it and was still pristine.

A year later, I saw that it was back on the very same car lot, this time with 37,000 miles on it and beat to hell. It really bummed me out.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Ya, it's nuts. People buy them BECAUSE they are so purr-fect, and frequently they are more than willing to pay a premium for them, and they then proceed to turn them in "typical" well-used - used cars. I love my own made up anology between that and the guy that finds the original Mona Lisa painting, pays billions for it - and then procedes to "Colorize" it!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

negusm wrote:
Well it got near $9k....not too bad....although I'd like it to be an asc for that money.

-Mike

I MY VERY FIRST ASC I HAD WAS A NICE 85 ASC COUPE WITH POWER DOOR LOCKS 60K APPROX 6 YEARS AGO AND IT SOLD FOR 9K.... THEN THREE YEARS LATER SAW IT IN THE LOCAL AUTO TRADER FOR 6K AND GOT IT FOR MUCH LESS WAS NOT NEAR THE CAR IT WAS WHEN I HAD IT MY BUDDY BOUGHT IT KEPT IT FOR 6 MONTHS THEN I BOUGHT IT BACK FROM HIM.. IT I THINK IS NOW IN TEXAS
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