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If I ever have to sell my car, heaven forbid, but you never know....I have no idea what I should ask for it. What would you ask for it? My car is looked after anally. Spend so far is around 15k.

Block mod
Wiseco pistons
K1 rods
Rings and bearings
Big Turbo
Upgraded fuel pump
650 injectors
PB400 map
LSD
RS Clutch
RS plugs
Anembo Billet Inlet manifold
RS Induction Pipe and MAF sensor
Group A Induction
Radtec Intercooler.
Forge atmospheric Recirc
Mongoose DP
Mongoose DC
Piper CB
Anti-lift kit.

Two new drive shafts

two new shocks

new steering rack

complete new front corners, ball joints etc

Uprated Radiator

New alternator

Replacement Diaphragm

Tuesday I am having fitted the Airtec gob stopper £695 and AP motorsport braking system £1850.
 

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If it's paid for outright just keep it, let history be a lesson.. how many people you know regret selling their MK1 Cotinas.. Cosworth escorts etc.. yeah the price is low now..

I've thought about selling mine, but you can always just sorn and not insure then it's sitting there not really costing you anything.
 

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If it's paid for outright just keep it, let history be a lesson.. how many people you know regret selling their MK1 Cotinas.. Cosworth escorts etc.. yeah the price is low now..

I've thought about selling mine, but you can always just sorn and not insure then it's sitting there not really costing you anything.
Yes, its all mine, no finance etc. I said to a mate of mine, I will never sell it, I want to keep it until its rare, when everyone else has crashed theirs.....
 

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If it's paid for outright just keep it, let history be a lesson.. how many people you know regret selling their MK1 Cotinas.. Cosworth escorts etc.. yeah the price is low now..

I've thought about selling mine, but you can always just sorn and not insure then it's sitting there not really costing you anything.
Personally I don't think it's going to be a car that can be compared to older fords, however residuals are looking strong so strongly agree
 

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The sad thing is that even if these cars do become something special in the future, people will not be looking for heavily modified examples. That means your options are to revert back to standard, keeping in mind that many of the standard parts might be tough to come by by then. The only other option I can see would be to sell to a friend who knows your car has not been thrashed, or you would have to resort to being extremely negotiable on price.
 

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In 1990 no one thought a XR3 would be a collectable car .....
Very true.....wish I'd still got my beautiful Caspian blue metallic one.......it was a 1983 "Y" reg XR3i with all the toys....sunroof, central locking, electric windows, spot and fog lights.....we thought we were the trend setters in those days!!

And, in those days I had hair........so when the roof was open my hair was blowing in the breeze!!!
 

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Very true.....wish I'd still got my beautiful Caspian blue metallic one.......it was a 1983 "Y" reg XR3i with all the toys....sunroof, central locking, electric windows, spot and fog lights.....we thought we were the trend setters in those days!!
And, in those days I had hair........so when the roof was open my hair was blowing in the breeze!!!
Lol had quite a few myself Strato silver and Radiant red....loved both those cars ...
 

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Very true.....wish I'd still got my beautiful Caspian blue metallic one.......it was a 1983 "Y" reg XR3i with all the toys....sunroof, central locking, electric windows, spot and fog lights.....we thought we were the trend setters in those days!!

And, in those days I had hair........so when the roof was open my hair was blowing in the breeze!!!
Tell me about it, had a mk 1 Fiesta supersport in black, black check interior not the red one you normally see, was absolutley mint, paid £800 for it off a guy I was doing my apprenticeship with, drove it for a year and sold it on for £900 - Guy I sold it to made an mk1 XR2 rep out of it - Back then you just didnt think about it (late 90's) - Same with my MK3 Xr3i (MFi)!!! didnt ever think they would be worth what they are now. I can still smell my Supersport if I think about it :( lol
 

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Those were the days eh!

Another car I loved back then was my Escort RS Turbo.....diamond white and I can still remember the number plate:

D190 PWB........funny how you can remember certain ones isn't it?

I had a Fiesta XR2 back then as well......Rosso Red was the colour and that plate was C455 AHA.
My first Car that my Mum bought me for £200 quid was a citrine yellow mk1 fiesta - AJU57Y :) First one of my mates to pass so I put a fair few miles on it - Cherry Bomb Straight Through exhaust and timing advanced a tad so it popped and gurgled - oh the shame lol :)
 

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My first Car that my Mum bought me for £200 quid was a citrine yellow mk1 fiesta - AJU57Y :) First one of my mates to pass so I put a fair few miles on it - Cherry Bomb Straight Through exhaust and timing advanced a tad so it popped and gurgled - oh the shame lol :)
Advanced the timing eh?

Kids of today wouldn't know what carburettors were or points.........my very first car was an old Anglia.....dark blue 1200cc........no toys back then......if you had a heater you were lucky!!

Great car though (FFA 275D) and I put some serious mileage on that with my friends; in fact the back seat saw some action in those days too!!

Eventually decided it was a bit small for the job (!!) so along came my very first "performance" Ford.....a bright red Escort 1300GT.

Stunning number plate (if only I still had that plate now)....RAY 5G.

Sold the plate way back in 1978 for £50........the money from that bought a new washing machine for my ex wife and I!!
 

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Advanced the timing eh?

Kids of today wouldn't know what carburettors were or points.........my very first car was an old Anglia.....dark blue 1200cc........no toys back then......if you had a heater you were lucky!!

Great car though (FFA 275D) and I put some serious mileage on that with my friends; in fact the back seat saw some action in those days too!!

Eventually decided it was a bit small for the job (!!) so along came my very first "performance" Ford.....a bright red Escort 1300GT.

Stunning number plate (if only I still had that plate now)....RAY 5G.

Sold the plate way back in 1978 for £50........the money from that bought a new washing machine for my ex wife and I!!
Too right! My Missus has urged me to get our new ST as she is fed up with me trying to fix whatever I buy - Wasn't too bad with an e46 328i, then we had what she calls the "demon car" an E60 530D - That thing just ate money. Anyway the point is, todays "old cars" are so full of electrickery gizmos that the days of tinkering on the drive have passed for me :) Im in a Lexus IS250 at the moment - Rear exhaust snapped - Kick fit wanted £1200 for 2 back boxes and a "y" pipe - Ended up on ebay and got the exhaust for £250 and did it on my drive - thats when she banned me from car repairs and told me to buy a new car :) Worked out in the end I guess!

In regards to the Original Post - Sorry its deviated! My suggestion would be to chuck it in a barn when you are done with it and let it age gracefully - if it becomes rare - winner! If not its something to pass down :)
 

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Great stories. I like to read them. Alas I have one [email protected] 19 I had a mint 16v Dolomite Sprint bored out to a 2.1 with twin, twin choke Webbers on it with the circular K&N filters on them. Loved it, hated the fuel consumption, but fuel was way cheaper back then. Fond memories eh?
 

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Used to scrape together a fiver if we was out for a Friday cruise - was also known to have to pay for £2 of fuel in silver and coppers between paydays as an apprentice :D
Talking about money (which we weren't)....after finding the princely sum of 5p on the floor, I was talking to one of my mates at work and he said that way back in the 70s he found £4 and treated himself and a few mates to loads of drinks......in fact he reckoned that they were all a bit nissed as a pewt........just imagine that eh?

Mind you, when I first started driving back in 73, I could fill my Anglia for less than £2!!!!

Just wished I had earned then what I do now............imagine the fit cars I could have had then!!
 

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The sad thing is that even if these cars do become something special in the future, people will not be looking for heavily modified examples. That means your options are to revert back to standard, keeping in mind that many of the standard parts might be tough to come by by then. The only other option I can see would be to sell to a friend who knows your car has not been thrashed, or you would have to resort to being extremely negotiable on price.
You are right my friend.. Despite how well I look after my car, it will not be the standard, and I see all the time people swapping back to sell their cars. I never will
 
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