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AnsweredHot!New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia

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2023/04/30 00:44:43 (permalink)
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New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia

Hi All
I'm Roger, Nottingham Ex pat now in Melbourne Australia
In the market for a 3.0 or 2.8i Mk 3 Capri
its looking like I will import one from back home, bit thin on the ground Downunder!!
Doing my homework and watching the UK websites
I will ask questions, might sound a bit daft to a few. Tbh long as I get the right answers
Cheers
Roger
 
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    gtv6capri
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    Re: New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia 2023/04/30 10:12:04 (permalink)
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    Hello Roger, Im in Melbourne, also (long term) ex pat.  Best thing to do is join Capri Club of Victoria.  We have about 10 mk3's in our club - Australia only got Mk1's.  I have access to an exceptional MK3 available in Melbourne, message me your number and ill arrange a viewing

    Capri The car I always promised myself
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    Re: New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia 2023/04/30 22:56:10 (permalink)
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    Hi GTV, sounds good,
    Cant send you a PM as its not enabled on my acct yet?
    My email is sempafi@gmail.com
    Have spoken to Mark the secretary last week
    Just out of a moonboot and broken ankle....FREEDOM :)
    Fingers crossed I will be able to make the next meeting
    Roger
     
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    Re: New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia 2023/05/08 19:43:59 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Rogerm 2023/05/09 16:52:32
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    Re: New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia 2023/05/09 16:57:15 (permalink)
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    Hi GTV6
    Thank for spotting this one
    I called the dealer Friday last week. Its not as clean as it looks sadly
    History.
    Owned by an expat mechanic in WA, came into the dealer via auction
    Rust in one of the sills. 
    Dealer swears its not bad, said he has a photo of the rust but the advert doesnt show anything
    I asked for a picture of said rust..still waiting!
    I have asked around regarding the rust, a capri friend here in Melb said he thinks its a sign of bigger rust issues into the body and behind the C pillar
    It needs more work than I can do
    Cheers, Roger
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    Re: New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia 2023/05/10 22:12:56 (permalink)
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    Hi Roger that's a shame.  I have been watching them on ebay UK and thought that considering exchange rate and shipping costs it's probably a reasonable price if its in good cond.  Best of luck with the hunt.  Unfortunately not too many here in Aus, maybe have a look at the NZ web sites. 
     
    Mandurah is about 45 min from Perth but next time I am down that way I will have a look, I'm curious about it now.
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    Re: New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia 2023/05/11 12:43:28 (permalink)
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    Spoke to the 'dealer' last thursday 4th May
    Asked him for photos of the rust and location
    Today he called me to ask if wanted to buy the car
    So, for the 3rd time I said I need to see photos
    He sent me the pictures of the Gumtree advert which are mobile phone pics
    Way too blurry, not close enough!
    So one last try today.11/5
    He managed to get off his backside and took the pics
    Rust in the wheel arches not the sills as he first described
    Also big tear in front passenger seat. ( can be fixed, easily enough)
    He checked google saw its a valuable car over here and got stars in his eyes
    Wont negotiate
    Am in Melbourne and cant be effed
    Worth you going to check it out and work on his get rich quick scheme
    He is a small time dealer, not a big one
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    Re: New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia 2023/05/11 12:46:18 (permalink)
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    Re the ones on Ebay UK
    They look good and have a resto history which is invaluable
    Shipping/ Customs and Quarantine bills look reasonable
    Best to get underside of car pressure washed and interior steam cleaned
    Then get it checked for asbestos in clutch plate and brake pads B4 shipping out
    Will save a bit of time here
     
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    Re: New Capri Member - Melbourne Australia 2023/06/08 15:28:14 (permalink)
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    Hi GTV6
    Apologies for the late reply
    Have been in Hospital since Saturday so didnt see your post until today 8/6
    I saw the two Mk3's in a post late last week
    The seller only wants to sell both Mk3's
    I asked him how much he anted for the XPak = no reply
    Good to see a few more come up for sale but still looking
    Cheers Roger
     
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