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Should I sell or do the work?

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12:45
February 24, 2018


Chrislr

Hertford

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Hi Everyone,

About a year ago I parked my 3.0 D Initiale, as I bought a new Ford S-Max

 

It is Pearl Black, with only 72K on it, but it also has the really rare Wooden Steering wheel.

The MOT has expired but it sailed through the last one with no issues.

I think it is one of the last registered in the UK (16/6/04)

 

I would be grateful for some thoughts and feedbacl

14:03
February 24, 2018


bmn

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If it is in good condition then cherish it. Don't sell.you won't get the money it deserves.  

Brian. from a sunny and warmish St.Andrews Cool

20:30
February 24, 2018


dpress

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There are a lot of factors that might influence your decision. If the car has been parked outside and not started or moved then any manner of things might have gone wrong with it. Initially I would think you should try and run it, having fully charged the battery and see if the brakes are frozen and if all (or any!) of the electrical systems work, and whether the engine and gearbox have survived 'resting' for 12 months.

As Brian intimates, the car is worth virtually nothing these days – weigh in scrap value for one with no MOT unless you are willing to try and break it, and even then there are so few left that parts seem to 'stick' on eBay as no-one is wearing them out any more! Few people – myself included – have got room to store parts such as body panels or interior trim, much as we might like to just in case, and so prices for most bits have tumbled.

If it were my car I would try and get it running as above, and then take it for an MOT to see if it would pass, having first checked as many likely fail areas as I could (lights, wipers, headlamp washers, tyre condition, brakes etc). Any fail sheet will give you details of what faults there are, and from there you can see if there are jobs you can do yourself.

There is no doubt at all that these cars will be classed as classics fairly soon, but like old Jags it may still be a number of years before they are worth anything sensible. If you can get it MOT'd and can afford to, I would run it as a second car saved for high days and holidays. Lovely…..

Steve

10:53
November 25, 2018


gazza64

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Chrislr said:

Hi Everyone,

About a year ago I parked my 3.0 D Initiale, as I bought a new Ford S-Max

 

It is Pearl Black, with only 72K on it, but it also has the really rare Wooden Steering wheel.

The MOT has expired but it sailed through the last one with no issues.

I think it is one of the last registered in the UK (16/6/04)

 

I would be grateful for some thoughts and feedbacl

hi chris, what did you end up doing with the car in the end, do you still have it mate, i could be interested ?

cheers.

gary.

19:16
November 25, 2018


Chrislr

Hertford

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Hi Gary,

I still have her, not done any work on her, if your interested, I am happy to sell her.

I am in Hertfordshire

09:53
November 26, 2018


gazza64

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hi chris,

i cant seem to contact you on here, i am not sure of the forum rules, can you send me a pm with your number, as i cant send pm's for some reason. or you can email me at gazza64@msn.com

thanks and i hope to speak to you soon.

 

best wishes.

 

Gary.

15:38
November 27, 2018


gazza64

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Hi chris,

Can you send me a pm with your number mate, or email it to me if that's easier ?

I hope to speak to you soon Chris, all the best.

 

Gary1


 

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