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Offline bellshom

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What to do with 1991 "redtop"
« on: March 20, 2014, 02:39:55 AM »
Hi all,

I have a 1991 calibra "redtop" which has been sitting in the shed for the past 3 years at my olds place. Clutch on it has gone and have never go around to do anything with it.

The rest of the car is pretty sounds, had an engine rebuild around 200,000km, think its somewhere around the 240,000 now.

Just wanted to get people though on what to do, not sure if it would be worth fixing and selling it off. Or just sell it to the wreckers or sell it off for parts.

Anyone able to help me out in making a decision.

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Re: What to do with 1991 "redtop"
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 11:33:44 AM »
Like “how long is a piece of string” this question has no real answer. Much depends on the overall condition of the car- is the exterior dent and rust free, is the interior clean and free from wear and tear, etc. Is it worth you sorting how the clutch and would it need much work for an MOT?

Selling prices on eBay will give you some idea of value (ignore unrealistic expectations).

Over the years I have brought around 30 bikes and cars. Three were non-runners. One was a good buy and after sorting out the issues my late mother used it for many years. The other two were a total waste of money and I would now only pay project/scrap value unless I could have a proper test drive fully assess the mechanicals.

Good luck – I prefer to see Calibras saved rather than scrapped...

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Re: What to do with 1991 "redtop"
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 14:31:07 PM »
The person is talking K's so it's not English. Aussie. If so it's still worth in the $2000 mark ish. European? Haven't got a clue. Lol

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Re: What to do with 1991 "redtop"
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 14:57:27 PM »
Worth scrap with no MOT or Tax. Redtops are saught after though for Corsa's etc.

Only you will know it's value in whatever country your in, NZ or Aus I'd guess.....
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Re: What to do with 1991 "redtop"
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 15:11:16 PM »
I'm from the uk and been here for 3 yes now and I'm still astounded at what cars sell for here! If I could bring certain cars over from the uk to here I'd do it in an instant...

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Re: What to do with 1991 "redtop"
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 16:25:20 PM »
I've thought about exporting certain cars to Aus. Never got off my arse to look into it properly though.
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Re: What to do with 1991 "redtop"
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2014, 16:29:30 PM »
It's really hard! Sending parts over would be easy enough but whole cars is pretty much a no go! I looked into shipping over my vauxhall omega elite just before I moved.... Way to much hassle and the money to do it? Hell no!

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Re: What to do with 1991 "redtop"
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2014, 20:40:56 PM »
Friend of mine has looked into this. There's a company who will stick it in a container and guarantee it'll be sent to Aus within 6 months, but that's all you're getting. They're mega cheap for that reason.

Surprise surprise the guy's in Aus atm, but I can ask him when he's back if you like. Will be a few weeks so spam my inbox and remind me.
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