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#1 deanosabby

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:44 PM

For sale:
1978 Cavalier Coupe in red.
This car is fitted with a fully rebuilt 2.2 engine which features the following enhancements:
214 Kent cam,
Lightened flywheel,
Ported inlet manifold,
38 weber dgas carb,
4 branch exhaust manifold,
Aldon electronic ignition,
Custom crankcase breather and oil catch tank,
Stainless steel exhaust.
The car has an estimated 130-140 BHP.
It has a 5 speed gearbox fitted.
The suspension has been updated with ROC 40mm lowering springs and Spax gas adjustable shocks, the upper and lower suspension arms have been bead blasted then boxed and gusseted to strengthen them and then finished off with paint.
The ball joint and track rod ends were replaced at the same time the suspension arms were done. 
Then interior is from a Manta GT/E and in good condition.
The car has 15x7 ATS cup alloys fitted and also comes with it's original RoStyles which are in perfect condition.
I have had the front jacking points replaced on the car and also the osr wheel arch area inner/outer replaced last year to a very high standard and price.
The problematic pop out rear windows have been replaced with fixed windows that do not leak which will stop the rear arches from rotting again.
The brake master cylinder and all the brake pipes were replace last year and the flexible hoses were replaced with goodridge braided hoses.
The car has a pair of englemann mirrors fitted to it.
The car has 44,000 genuine miles on it from new and the engine has only done about 600 miles since it's rebuild, I have a very good history for the car including the original bill of sale for it and just about every mot bar 1 or 2.
I have a few spares for the car including a Sparco suspension brace which has never been fitted.
The car is Mot'd till October but the tax is out at the end of the month, I will put 6 months on it if bought for or very near the asking price.
Now to the price.
I would like £4000 Ono for the car which I feel is a fair price considering the amount of work that has gone into getting the car to where it is now and also the rarity of these cars.
If you have any questions then let me know.
Moby number 07869069484.
Many thanks,
Deano.

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Edited by deanosabby, 06 March 2011 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:25 PM

wow :( why you selling it? has anyone ever made a cav 400! lol

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:29 PM

Well I am selling it as the wife has sold the estate and bought a A4 convertible so I need to get an estate to replace it.
The other reason is that I really don't use it much and could do with the money elsewhere, I have only done 6000 miles in it in 3 years and the bulk of that was in the first year.
I hope she finds a good home. :thumbup

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:16 PM

Get an ascona voyage :)

Get an ascona voyage :)

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:18 PM

Don't sell it local, or you'll cry every time you see it :(

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:04 PM

that is one stunning and rare car.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:29 AM

Hi Forum,
Can I have some honesty here please, is she too expensive?
Ta,
Deano.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:48 AM

i really dont think so. i defo wouldnt sell it for much less than 4k! its all down to how bad you want to sell it??

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:55 AM

I am not fussed if it sells or not tbh.
I think that VX/Opel are well undervalued compared to Ford and if this was a MK1/11 escort it would be long gone.
I suppose the next place will be ebay sometime next week with a realistic reserve and see what it achieves.
I have it posted on a good few forums and on PH and Car and Classic and have not even had 1 enquiry which proves that people out there have a low expectation of VX/Opel prices.
I am going to look at another classic car tomorrow so might just trade it in if the price is right.
Ta,
Deano.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:04 AM

i think stick with the price you have. i hate ebay but thats just me its a total waste of time to me. my quad sold 3 times for £940, £820 and the last time £750 and everytime the buyer didnt come forward and never payed! and then i was landed with a bill to pay £65 for listing it. but i phoned them to say what had happened so they took it down to £25 or something lke that. sorry for the rant about ebay :( . but if you do sell it there is a cheap cav mk1 on donedeal.ie you could buy and still have spare money

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:47 AM

Don't expect instant results, took me a while to sell my orange A. It actually sold from an ad in Classic Car Weekly (free ad), and that's how Cavtastic sold his brown Sportshatch so might be worth a try.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:05 AM

also try the scot ads! lol i sell alot in the scot ads

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 05:22 PM

I think the Cav is worth every penny of what your asking,
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Once you start asking above £2000 even if your cars worth it people lose interest.

There is also the present economic climate to factor in.

When i sold my Sportshatch in January i got the impression that the value of the car was held back because of the fact it was a Cavalier & not a Manta.
If i had the money (don't tempt me) yours is exactly the sort of Cav Coupe i would want :thumbup

But i have a Manta being delivered this Saturday and i would be in danger of ending up like my mate "Stradacab" with a Manta/Cavalier collection :)

Best of luck with the sale the car is a stunner IMO.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:55 PM

Oh well no bites so it's on eBay.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:23 AM

Hold your bottle Deanosabby, the clocks go back in a couple of weeks, a bit of sun even broke throught the clouds yesterday!

These conditions tend to get the petrolheads thinking about this seasons ride. I reckon you're coming up to the right time to get a good bite and at a price the car is worth.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:43 AM

I am not fussed if it sells or not tbh.
I think that VX/Opel are well undervalued compared to Ford and if this was a MK1/11 escort it would be long gone.
I suppose the next place will be ebay sometime next week with a realistic reserve and see what it achieves.
I have it posted on a good few forums and on PH and Car and Classic and have not even had 1 enquiry which proves that people out there have a low expectation of VX/Opel prices.
I am going to look at another classic car tomorrow so might just trade it in if the price is right.
Ta,
Deano.


If your are genuinely not fussed on selling here then donít . That is one lovely looking car and is how I wanted my Cav Coupe to look like in 1989, but ended up selling for a SRB Manta in 1990. :huh:

The car IMO is worth every penny you asked with the work that you have done on her and the Cav Coupe is getting a very rare model now. Itís sad that if it had an Opel badge it might have sold by now. :(

Wish I could have kept my Cav, with what I know now. :(

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:50 PM

The Cavvy is on ebay and has 67 watchers, how many do you think are forum members? :D
If anyone on here wants to make an offer then go ahead I will not be offended by the amount you offer and you never know I might say yes :thumbup
Ta,
Deano.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:01 PM

The Cavvy is on ebay and has 67 watchers, how many do you think are forum members? :D
If anyone on here wants to make an offer then go ahead I will not be offended by the amount you offer and you never know I might say yes :thumbup
Ta,
Deano.

A fiver and a pack o tunnocks.
10 pack mind, no the diddy wee 4 pack. :D

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:57 PM

Tempting as it is I will have to decline :P
68 watchers now.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 04:02 PM

68 watchers now.

69 ;)




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