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35 minutes ago, Mike Hurley said:

Nice, a proper usable classic.

And worth a few quid now I would imagine.

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3 minutes ago, Rickent said:

And worth a few quid now I would imagine.

Im sure you are right, the Cosworth versions certainly are.

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8 minutes ago, Mike Hurley said:

Im sure you are right, the Cosworth versions certainly are.

Even basic Fords are now fetching big money, MK1 Escorts, Cortinas and Capris are the big money cars.

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23 minutes ago, Rickent said:

Even basic Fords are now fetching big money, MK1 Escorts, Cortinas and Capris are the big money cars.

MK1 Lotus Cortina in top condition is over 40k. My 1966 Zodiac would be worth more than the 175 quid i payed for it in 1978, if i still had it.

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5 minutes ago, Mike Hurley said:

MK1 Lotus Cortina in top condition is over 40k. My 1966 Zodiac would be worth more than the 175 quid i payed for it in 1978, if i still had it.

My first car was Escort MK1 1300GT, paid £180 in 1984.

Would be worth big money now.

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4 hours ago, LadyG said:

Have we had any assurance that electrickery will be unrestricted ?

frayed knot.

 

electrickery is about to be limited to 125 coulombs per person per metres squared roof area per hour-amp for each household and half that for boat dwellers who don't need so much now the sun is shining.

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4 hours ago, LadyG said:

Have we had any assurance that electrickery will be unrestricted ?

frayed knot.

 

electrickery is about to be limited to 125 coulombs per person per metres squared roof area per hour-amp for each household and half that for boat dwellers who don't need so much now the sun is shining.

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This is the Escort I owned in the late 90s. 

Wish I still had it.

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47 minutes ago, Rickent said:

And worth a few quid now I would imagine.

Not as much as some other Fords!!

 

The XR4i is a bit of a forgotten classic. Nice ones fetch around the £10k mark. There have been a couple of exceptional ones sell for about £18k but they were really very good examples.

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4 minutes ago, Naughty Cal said:

Not as much as some other Fords!!

 

The XR4i is a bit of a forgotten classic. Nice ones fetch around the £10k mark. There have been a couple of exceptional ones sell for about £18k but they were really very good examples.

It is the forgotten classic but that probably means that fewer survived, which should push up the value on the ones that do remain.

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2 minutes ago, Naughty Cal said:

Not as much as some other Fords!!

 

The XR4i is a bit of a forgotten classic. Nice ones fetch around the £10k mark. There have been a couple of exceptional ones sell for about £18k but they were really very good examples.

a workmate had one and had to sell it in 1994 'cos the insurance went absolutely sky high which explained why they suddenly dropped in value.    too many idiot drivers I suppose.  (not that you ever drive too fast)   :rolleyes:

are they now insurable at sensible prices?

 

my son's Porsche is classified as historic and the classic car insurance is about £300.

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18 minutes ago, Rickent said:

This is the Escort I owned in the late 90s. 

Wish I still had it.

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I would gladly pay not to be seen in a car with that colour scheme 🙂

 

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My wife is digging a great big hole under the patio. We're not speaking so I can't ask her what its for.

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42 minutes ago, Rickent said:

This is the Escort I owned in the late 90s. 

Wish I still had it.

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Olympic blue i believe.

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51 minutes ago, Murflynn said:

a workmate had one and had to sell it in 1994 'cos the insurance went absolutely sky high which explained why they suddenly dropped in value.    too many idiot drivers I suppose.  (not that you ever drive too fast)   :rolleyes:

are they now insurable at sensible prices?

 

my son's Porsche is classified as historic and the classic car insurance is about £300.

The insurance is for bugger all. It's £180 with an agreed value of £20k. (Not that it is worth that but that would be the replacement value!)

56 minutes ago, Rickent said:

It is the forgotten classic but that probably means that fewer survived, which should push up the value on the ones that do remain.

Just had a quick look on How Many Left and there are about 800 of them still registered. The vast majority are SORN, as is ours.

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4 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

It has been reported that the 'internet' (Broadband) is being 'throttled' and as more folks start using all the film streaming it is said that it will be further 'rationed'.

Seeing as the absolute best we ever get is 3Mb (which drops to 1 or below when 'the kids get home from school) and we are 5Km from the exchange and it is 'copper' all the way, and we are 'the last on the line' I doubt we will notice much difference.

 

I actually get better speeds using my phone and 'hot-spot' off it.

I used to pay BT £55 pcm for a few calls and optical which took two weeks to stabilise. I get internet for £20pcm and loads of phone stuff for £13pcm.

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14 hours ago, Murflynn said:

Today I took delivery of a 1977 3.0 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa on behalf of my son who is working (and now stuck) in Saudi.  He is busily compiling a list of things (for me) to do.  

Presumably you could drive it to your place of exercise/dog walking, which merely needs to be “local” I believe. It does these things no good to be unused for long periods.

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1 hour ago, Rickent said:

My first car was Escort MK1 1300GT, paid £180 in 1984.

Would be worth big money now.

I had a diesel Sierra (2.3 Peugot derived engine)

Had to scrap it at 185000 miles because when opening the hatchback you could inspect the road!

Engine was still sweet though.

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3 minutes ago, LadyG said:

 I get internet for £20pcm and loads of phone stuff for £13pcm.

I pay the same and get 16GB on the box but only 500MG on the phone, I can data transfer if I need to... I thought it was a pretty good deal, so Im staying with it for the time being. 

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19 minutes ago, Naughty Cal said:

 

Just had a quick look on How Many Left and there are about 800 of them still registered. 

That sounds an interesting web site. I have just tried it out by typing in the name of that proper Yorkshire car, the Jowett Javelin. It came up with no results. Does this mean that there are none left (unlikely), that I'm doing something wrong (more likely) or that the web site has gaps (most likely)?

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We switched to Virgin Media last month. Their OOMPH! package includes everything inc Sky Sports and Cinema, unlimited very fast broadband, (500Mbs?), and an unlimited mobile SIM, including unlimited data. We pay £89 a month, I’ve since seen it for £79 a month.

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3 hours ago, Naughty Cal said:

 

 

We have decorating to be getting on with so that will keep Liam busy while I am working

OK if you already have the paint etc. But are paint sellers an essential service?

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7 minutes ago, David Mack said:

OK if you already have the paint etc. But are paint sellers an essential service?

Yes. Hardware stores are allowed to remain open. If not mail order.

 

BTW - I have come unstuck with my time machine assembly.

 

If anybody has a flux capacitor going spare please shout up. (Tried eBay without success)

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49 minutes ago, David Mack said:

OK if you already have the paint etc. But are paint sellers an essential service?

We bought the paint at the weekend as we expected this lock down was coming.

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2 hours ago, Rickent said:

My first car was Escort MK1 1300GT, paid £180 in 1984.

Would be worth big money now.

My old man worked for the Ford Motor Company for 43 years.

I've got his gold watch to prove it.

 

He was, according to my birth certificate, a 'Purchase Chaser'.

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2 hours ago, Tim Lewis said:

I would gladly pay not to be seen in a car with that colour scheme 🙂

 

Almost an 'Archers' reference!

 

(Ben Archer's grannie, Hooty Jill, bought him a car for his 18th birthday. It is said to have an interesting paint job)

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