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To break or not to break ...that is the question
« on: January 22, 2014, 14:16:06 PM »
1992 'k' reg calibra turbo (no airbag steering wheel and twin not single powersteering pump/alternator belt)
146,000 miles
owned by me since 1995 (22,000 miles)
took the car off road many years ago - hasnt been started in at least 10 years
car is missing front and rear bumper and will be missing seats and door cards
air box has been taken off but have a spare

car mods
17 mims alloys
lowered on either spax or koni adjustable shocks and springs
single wiper
blue side indicators

i took the car off the road as the actuator woul drop the boost off slightly and the tappets had got a bit tappy when cold - fuse 19 has been pulled since about 90k although it was still working at this point

Bodywork is tatty (has been stored up for long time)
private number plate 'k 16v mr'

my question is??.... i have been offered 750 for car as it is should i take this and let someone break/restore it or will i be better off to break it myself

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 14:54:54 PM »
How bad is the body? Have you got any pictures?
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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 15:11:31 PM »
i havnt got any to hand as car sits right into corner of my barn .... the car would need a full respray there was never any rust on the bodywork

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 15:24:13 PM »
i havnt got any to hand as car sits right into corner of my barn .... the car would need a full respray there was never any rust on the bodywork

You could really do with putting some pictures up as if the body is solid it might be worth for someone to rebuild it. It would be a shame to see it broken as there isn't many around.
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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 15:56:19 PM »
i aint too fussed if the car is ever put back on the road to be fair - i have owned it almost 19 years and it had its life however as stated i have been offered 750 for it (not sure if they want it to break or restore) is that a good price or would i get more breaking it myself?

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 16:30:14 PM »
I'd take the 750 chap.
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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 16:46:15 PM »
That's what I thought as it saves the hassle of breaking 2 callys instead of one ... However someone said I would be mad as a tired engine box and tx box would get me 750 and at least 250 in other bits and the 50 for wheels scrap and 150 for shell scrap which comes to 1200 .... If I could get a 1000+ back then I would consider breaking ... Dilemma!!!!

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 23:35:51 PM »
Going to sound brutal, but its worth more in parts and could helpto keep a few other Callies on the road  :(

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 08:16:41 AM »
if i broke it i would call it a mercy killing  :'(

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 10:06:52 AM »
Worth a lot more in parts, running c20let engines go for 1k+, gearbox 300 and tx box 100. I sold a worn turbo on its own last week for £150. plus all the other parts such as your suspension or alloys. I guarantee whoever you sell it to will only break it anyway and pocket the profit instead of you.

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2014, 10:34:46 AM »
thankyou tommy

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2014, 12:58:49 PM »
Its horrible to suggest breaking a car that are now getting so rare, but at the same time I don't reckon you would find anybody in this economic climate who would be willing to spend their hard earned cash on renovating it, when it is an unknown amount of work that needs to be done.

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2014, 13:29:23 PM »
i personally think that if anyone else brought the car then they would break it and sell off parts or use as a donor car for a corsa or the like

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2014, 15:11:44 PM »
exactly,

why would somebody buy the car for 750 and risk an unknown quantity of money to get it running and roadworthy to sell for up to 2 grand, when they could break it without spending any money and get atleast 1500.

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2014, 15:33:56 PM »
ok tommy you have my vote .... i was a little reluctant to sell as im keeping n reg and p reg turbos and the parts are only gonna get rarer ... i think i will break the k reg as well as my L reg one

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2014, 19:31:19 PM »
well its up to you mate, not me :) i was just giving you my opinion to your question. Hope i helped.

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Re: To break or not to break ...that is the question
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2014, 19:42:48 PM »
What colour is it?

If you do decide to break, then bagsy the bonnet please!



 

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