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Re: £65,000 escort
« Reply #30 on: 15 May 2022, 14:38:32 »

Car prizes have gone crazy, Nissan Skylines are going for upto £100K Lotus Carltons have been offered at £120K :-\


You need to think in 30+ year cycles, the people buying those at them prices were 18-20 year olds, they are now 50+ and have the money to buy their dream cars,
The question is what's going to be worth the money in 30-40 years from now.. It won't be anything with a battery in..It will be the Performance versions,from the manufacturers, GR Toyota, the Big AMGs, BMW,,M, etc and of course Signums.
How will they start without a battery?
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Re: £65,000 escort
« Reply #31 on: 15 May 2022, 14:39:19 »

Car prizes have gone crazy, Nissan Skylines are going for upto £100K Lotus Carltons have been offered at £120K :-\


You need to think in 30+ year cycles, the people buying those at them prices were 18-20 year olds, they are now 50+ and have the money to buy their dream cars,
The question is what's going to be worth the money in 30-40 years from now.. It won't be anything with a battery in..It will be the Performance versions,from the manufacturers, Porsche Boxsters, Vauxhall Omega 3.2, Elites and of course diesel clits.

Fixed that for you.  :y ;D
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Re: £65,000 escort
« Reply #32 on: 15 May 2022, 15:21:52 »

Car prizes have gone crazy, Nissan Skylines are going for upto £100K Lotus Carltons have been offered at £120K :-\


You need to think in 30+ year cycles, the people buying those at them prices were 18-20 year olds, they are now 50+ and have the money to buy their dream cars,
The question is what's going to be worth the money in 30-40 years from now.. It won't be anything with a battery in..It will be the Performance versions,from the manufacturers, Porsche Boxsters, Vauxhall Omega 3.2, Elites and of course diesel C L I O .

Fixed that for you.  :y ;D

It's not the time to be trying to "big up" CL-Eeyore the  French Turd

this is the first week since you've owned it that you haven't posted to say it's broke down and needs fixing  ::)

Do you have the week off ,so not tried to start or drive it   ;D :D
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Re: £65,000 escort
« Reply #33 on: 15 May 2022, 15:44:37 »

I should whisper this, but its been reliable for almost 3 months now.  :o ;D
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« Reply #34 on: 15 May 2022, 17:58:42 »

I should whisper this, but its been reliable for almost 3 months now.  :o ;D

Too late. Your whispered comment has been heard by the 'French reliability fairies'. They are not pleased and intend to teach you a lesson. ;) ;D

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« Reply #35 on: 19 May 2022, 16:36:57 »

Won’t be long before someone says good Omegas will command high prices. Oops I just have!

When everyone is driving economical, ele tric cars that are speed governed, old luxurious gas guzzlers will be highly sought after. The only problem might be living long enough to see it happen. Our children will though.
sshh, don't tell anyone, I might be able to tuck another one away while they are still cheap...the good thing about today's future classics, is that you can actually enjoy a long road trip in them, as long as they are well looked after. I'm not sure how far I'd want to go in a 4 speed non-AC equipped plastic seated Mk1 Escort these days....
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« Reply #36 on: 19 May 2022, 20:19:40 »

Won’t be long before someone says good Omegas will command high prices. Oops I just have!

When everyone is driving economical, ele tric cars that are speed governed, old luxurious gas guzzlers will be highly sought after. The only problem might be living long enough to see it happen. Our children will though.
sshh, don't tell anyone, I might be able to tuck another one away while they are still cheap...the good thing about today's future classics, is that you can actually enjoy a long road trip in them, as long as they are well looked after. I'm not sure how far I'd want to go in a 4 speed non-AC equipped plastic seated Mk1 Escort these days....

Yep...200 miles in a low geared 4 speed Escort from the seventies would not be much fun in 2022. However, the Omega can still crush the miles today in comfort. :y
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Re: £65,000 escort
« Reply #37 on: 30 May 2022, 09:39:41 »

I saw a white Mk1 Escort with ribbons on it outside the local church a couple of years ago, waiting for the happy couple, I bet she was thrilled!
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Re: £65,000 escort
« Reply #38 on: 30 May 2022, 09:47:48 »

Car prizes have gone crazy, Nissan Skylines are going for upto £100K Lotus Carltons have been offered at £120K :-\


You need to think in 30+ year cycles, the people buying those at them prices were 18-20 year olds, they are now 50+ and have the money to buy their dream cars,
The question is what's going to be worth the money in 30-40 years from now.. It won't be anything with a battery in..It will be the Performance versions,from the manufacturers, GR Toyota, the Big AMGs, BMW,,M, etc and of course Signums.
How will they start without a battery?


Garage ornaments don't need to start. Just look shiny enough to sell on to the next mug investor
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Re: £65,000 escort
« Reply #39 on: 30 May 2022, 09:51:55 »


Yep...200 miles in a low geared 4 speed Escort from the seventies would not be much fun in 2022. However, the Omega can still crush the miles today in comfort. :y


My 1500 automatic Avenger was one of three in the Coventry Motor Museum car park for the owner's club AGM. The other two were local cars. It was quite happy at 70mph on the M1, although there wasn't a lot left ;D . And it was better for that sort of trip than my mother's mk1 Focus....
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« Reply #40 on: 30 May 2022, 13:00:12 »


Yep...200 miles in a low geared 4 speed Escort from the seventies would not be much fun in 2022. However, the Omega can still crush the miles today in comfort. :y


My 1500 automatic Avenger was one of three in the Coventry Motor Museum car park for the owner's club AGM. The other two were local cars. It was quite happy at 70mph on the M1, although there wasn't a lot left ;D . And it was better for that sort of trip than my mother's mk1 Focus....

I seem to remember such a beast known as the Avenger Tiger. Usually yellow, I think.
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Re: £65,000 escort
« Reply #41 on: 30 May 2022, 13:35:58 »


Yep...200 miles in a low geared 4 speed Escort from the seventies would not be much fun in 2022. However, the Omega can still crush the miles today in comfort. :y


My 1500 automatic Avenger was one of three in the Coventry Motor Museum car park for the owner's club AGM. The other two were local cars. It was quite happy at 70mph on the M1, although there wasn't a lot left ;D . And it was better for that sort of trip than my mother's mk1 Focus....

I seem to remember such a beast known as the Avenger Tiger. Usually yellow, I think.


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« Reply #42 on: 30 May 2022, 18:02:37 »

I would like another Avenger ,but like everything else old, they are very expensive if they have survived the tinworm which ruined almost all cars of that era.
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« Reply #43 on: 30 May 2022, 19:00:33 »

I would like another Avenger ,but like everything else old, they are very expensive if they have survived the tinworm which ruined almost all cars of that era.


How many people own a Hillman in 2022....Not many.

How many young people have even heard the name?
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« Reply #44 on: 30 May 2022, 19:15:26 »

My aunt had a Hillman Minx convertible when I was a kid, then she traded it for a Sunbeam Rapier one of the prettiest cars I'd ever seen at the time.
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