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 Post subject: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:53 am 
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hey peeps my bro got this trade in at his work the other day, so he rang me to see if i wanted it, went looked at it and thought yeh y not, not sure what im going to do with it yet but tis pretty clean car

only got 30 000 kms on the clock, average of 7kms a day it is life, tis basicly like a new car inside and out,

serviced at a ford dearlship its whole life,

neway heres a pic

so what you guys recon i should do with it?

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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:56 am 
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the kms

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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:29 am 
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i reckon that is pretty freakin awesome!!!
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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:30 am 
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I think that you should do absolutely nothing to it.

If I had such a car, I wouldn't even drive the thing. I would hold onto it for 10 years (or so) and then start entering it into car shows as a concourse car. Actually, you would probably be able to start doing that now, as the car is already over 10 years old.
At the impromptu car show over the weekend in liverpool, there was a base model XE, absolutely immaculate. 15,000 genuine kms. I thought that overall, the car was awesome. The only thing that ruined it was that he fitted EA turbo blades on it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:31 am 
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turbo it, sleepr style
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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:26 am 
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I reckon what ever you do; keep it a) mild, and b) reversible.

But in saying that; I like the idea of moth-balling it, however for me the temptation to drive the thing would be too great and I couldn't *not* do anything with it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:27 am 
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elboori wrote:
turbo it, sleepr style

This. Nothing like an unexpected grandpa car that hauls a***!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:16 am 
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Damn thats mint wish it were near me Id buy it lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:26 am 
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its just a falcon, its not going to increase in value, drive the f**k, E series cars arent worth anything
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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:37 am 
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elboori wrote:
its just a falcon, its not going to increase in value, drive the f**k, E series cars arent worth anything

Neither were XA-C base Falcons 10 years ago...
Now a mint one with >100,000ks is worth $$

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:29 pm 
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yeh still unsure what to do hey,

i got my eb there that ive done some work to like

lovell superlows.
lsd
t5 conversion
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thermo fans
el motor rebuilt befor went in
slight port polish on the head
custom 3'' intake with pod filter
el xr6 interior
pacemaker extractors
high flow cat
2 1/2 '' zorst

really in need of a new paint job tho and a few other little bits and pieces

wouldnt mind just lowering the el and put a nice exhaust on it thats about it for now, drive that while i do some work on the eb
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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:41 pm 
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elboori wrote:
its just a falcon, its not going to increase in value, drive the f**k, E series cars arent worth anything


You say that now...once all the E-series are off the road and only a few left, they will increase in price if kept in mint condition. The X-series Falcons are starting to get some pretty damn good pricing for their age.

I would say keep it in original mint condition if you can afford to do so. If as told by the media that the Falcon will be replaced with another platform, this car would be worth a bit of penny once all the other E-series cars have been abused and trashed. Hell EF/ELs are still going for a good price considering their age.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:49 pm 
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i doubt it

you see 1992 V8 Lexus' being sold for peanuts......... and these cars were 10 classes ahead of an EB

i only see these cars going down in price from the scrap prices theyre already being sold for. The old school cars are holding there prices because theyre the last of an era that will never happen again
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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:03 pm 
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i was going to go out and buy a 97 EL Fairmont Ghia for $4200 with RWC and 8 months reg. had 249thou on the clock with the tickford motor.. but as soon as i seen the fairmont i have now a 94 EF which did have 223,000kms. rwc and 12 months reg. for 3500. i was expecting more to pay around 3800-5000. but they are worth there money these old E series. smooth and simple. few simple mods like 17-18" mags and 2.5" exhaust system. and they look a treat ;)

well done on the deal with this EL mate. its insanely clean and still a baby really. good stuff. and keep it clean. it will more than pay you back in times to come.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Futura Sapphire with only 30,000 k on the clock
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Original. Keep it 100% original in your parents garage.

Honestly - You know how many people threw away Clevelands and 9" diffs in the 80's?!

Come on, there may a million of them at wreckers for $50 scrap value, but that just means there's going to be no clean ones left sooner than later.
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